I have a requirement where i will be using more than thousand images of employees . we will have to show those images as per user's selection and in future number of images can be increased as well. my question is ,
will it be feasible to store all those images in appian? or should we use other solution like filenet integration?
Thanks in Advance
I prefer the option of caching the files on another server.But I will wait for the Appian Employee to answer that Ps.: You can do a test as well, and compare the benchmark of both.
That number of images shouldn't be an issue. There are Appian systems with hundreds of thousands of documents of all types stored within the system. In fact, Appian has well over 1,000 employee images for their own internal system. The things you should think about are what disk space requirements will you have for your images, and is Appian the appropriate system of record for those images.
If your images are large you just need to size your disk space appropriately. If you are already storing the employee images somewhere else and it doesn't make sense to duplicate them in Appian, it may make sense to utilize an integration in that case.
I'd have no concerns with that number of images. We have several customers that have millions of documents stored in Appian, so a thousand is well within the supported range. Not only that, there isn't a true limit to the number of documents you can have in Appian - it depends more on the hardware you have.
Also keep in mind that it will generally be a lot faster to store files directly on your Appian server than retrieving them from an external location.
Thanks Peter Lewis
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