This article is meant to help you better understand storing assets in PaaS.
Magnolia PaaS leverages the Digital Asset Management (DAM) module for managing assets such as images, videos, and documents. In some cases, you may have quite a lot of assets to manage.
The DAM can handle a very large number of assets. However, if you have more than 20,000 assets, you should organize them into folders. If your number of assets drastically exceeds the 20,000 guideline, we recommend that you use an external storage system with our DAM Connector Pack, our DAM API, or one of our Incubator modules extensions.
As a rule of thumb when using JCR for assets, you should keep it to about 500 assets per folder. This is independent of the asset type. So, whether it’s an image, pdf, or some other type of asset, let’s try to keep it under 500.
Avoid storing too many assets in the same folder. Instead, create subfolders and organize your assets. Storing too many assets within the same folder may lead to performance issues. If you need a large and unstructured flat list of assets, disable the thumbnail and list views.