Definition of scalability in English:


(also scaleability)


mass noun
  • 1The capacity to be changed in size or scale.

    ‘scalability of the service has not been an issue’
    • ‘Each key drills down further to reveal a detailed and comprehensive set of scalability requirements.’
    • ‘We help start-ups to improve business model scalability.’
    • ‘We are improving flexibility, scalability, and deployability of the medical force through the initiative.’
    • ‘The lack of scalability means that to achieve his optimistic economics one must jump from nothing to an incredibly large colony.’
    • ‘We are looking for scalability in terms of sizing, cost, and performance.’
    • ‘They offer a means of decreasing the electrical insulator thickness without decreasing the physical thickness for improved scalability.’
    • ‘Conduct a consistent and rigorous assessment of scalability and fundability potential.’
    • ‘This versatility is emblematic of the unique scalability of our air-ground task forces.’
    • ‘If your passion is to change the world, or even dominate an industry, scalability is the only way to multiply your arms and legs, and the hours in your day.’
    • ‘It is unlikely that private capital will finance such a tremendous undertaking until the risks are retired and the scalability challenge can be addressed.’
    1. 1.1 The ability of a computing process to be used or produced in a range of capabilities.
      ‘the key is the scalability of the software’
      ‘devices designed to improve the reliability and scalability of a website’
      • ‘SAN bandwidth scalability is classified according to the topology of the SAN.’
      • ‘These interconnect devices are designed to provide any-to-any connectivity between all attached devices plus linear throughput scalability.’
      • ‘Database scalability is a many-headed hydra that's hard to define, let alone tame.’
      • ‘This allows administrators to test the relative performance and scalability of the network and applications under heavy load conditions.’
      • ‘Simulate heart data traffic and massive network loads, then measure end-to-end performance and scalability of network transactions.’
      • ‘The scalability disconnect creates an ever-increasing access density problem.’
      • ‘With easy upgrade and full scalability, the central server is fully open to future upgrades with faster processors, larger disk drives, and more.’
      • ‘Terminal servers suffer from poor performance and lack scalability.’
      • ‘If such features are required, these can be provided more effectively and with more scalability within a storage area network.’
      • ‘From a provisioning point of view, the switched architecture provides better scalability.’