These benchmarks are very interesting to me. When I’m designing systems I’m always thinking about huge numbers and scale. But the reality is… who needs it? How many projects really need 800k connections? And while the article is nice and well written I’m going to bookmark it and probably forget about it until I clean my bookmarks. It would be great to get to that scale but I think the number of businesses that get there are in the extreme minority. But thanks for posting anyway… right now time to market and reliability are more important.