Windward Studios Scalability

Hit Mistry
Vice President at PSC Group, LLC
The scalability is good. We started off with a few documents here and there. Now, we are all the way up to pumping out 7,000 to 10,000 documents a week. The way that they've got it licensed is pretty good as well, as you can buy it by the core. So, if I buy a two-core license, and I feel that I need to scale up, I can always purchase another two cores to make it a total of four. In my organization, there are probably over a dozen people using it, who are mostly developers. However, I've had folks on the business side across many of my clients use it. For example, I have a client who has over 40 people using it with about 90 percent of those 40 people from the business side. View full review »
Juriaan Kloek
IT implementation consultant at BearingPoint Caribbean
With the RESTful engine, we are able to very easily scale, because the RESTful engine is set-up as a standalone service: we just call it with a Rest-message and it returns a document. We can send requests to that service from any application that we want and generate documents. The Java Engine, on the other hand, needs to be installed on every instance of the product that we are building. Even though that integration would be preferable from a technical point of view because it would eliminate a lot of requests to another server, requests that create overhead, the business model simply is not scalable. We cannot pay for every instance that we install. View full review »
Valarie King-Bailey
It's very scalable, it almost doesn't even need to be said. It can scale from a small system of five people to a large system with, say, 5,000 people. It's very scalable. It does the job as advertised. View full review »
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Solutions Architect at a financial services firm with 501-1,000 employees
The scalability is pretty good. On our biggest days we now have to have three servers to handle the biggest loads - something like 10,000 documents per day. In general, it is not unusual to expect to have three servers supporting that sort of load. Overall, it probably generates some 10,000 documents for us, at least, per month, if not more. That's just off the top of my head. As our customer base grows, and if we decide to use it in different parts of the business, we would consider scaling up and using the product further. At this stage, it is part of a crucial project that we delivered, and it's a crucial component of that project. As long as our business grows, we will consider growing that component of it, as well. So the scalability is good. I won't say it's excellent, but it's certainly quite good, at least a six or a seven out of ten. View full review »
Mike Horrocks
Vice President of Product Management at Baker Hill
We haven't seen any limitations in terms of scalability. Scalability is always one of the things that we look at. We want to be able to expand our client base and we also want our clients to expand. We've seen nothing that would indicate that we have to be concerned about that. View full review »
Technical Manager at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
We have deployed on a maximum four-node cluster. We are using a Java server engine and we have deployed in multiple low-clusters. Four is the maximum at the moment that our clients are using, and it scales quite well. There are some limitations to what the product can do on the deployed infrastructure, but it's not just the product, it's the infrastructure limitation as well. I haven't observed any scalability problems. We are using it on AWS and we can just scale up as per our requirements. I can't recall any problem caused by Windward. View full review »
Owner at CNC Consultants
I haven't seen any potential limitations with Windward. View full review »
Jim Aiken
SVP, Product Development at High Line Software Corporation, a Neogov Company
We haven't encountered scalability issues with their product directly. With the way we implemented it, we've had some issues, so we're looking at trying to change it to more their standard way of implementing it, which should work better. We've had problems with the way we implemented it, and tied it in to our software, using that custom data source I mentioned. View full review »
Systems Support Specialist at a construction company with 5,001-10,000 employees
Our elevator specs and proposals are very complicated documents; however, I have barely used the full spectrum of what Windward offers. I've got some ideas for using Windward to assist in generating some of my training PowerPoints. View full review »
Head of Client Evolution And Services at AxeFinance
You pay for scalability because there are limitations. You are limited in the number of reports generated per day. So it is scalable, you just have to pay more. View full review »
Neil Carroll
Product Management & Owner at a financial services firm with 11-50 employees
We have encountered some scalability issues, but these seem to be due to unknown server and environment setups. We have done a lot of testing and trial and error to improve this, which has been going very well. View full review »
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