Our org currently uses SharePoint 2010 to manage an Image library. This library currently contains about 12k+ images of about 4-8mb (considered to be low resolution images) each.
The motive behind storing these low resolution images in SharePoint (The high resolution ones are stored in a file server) is to be able to provide clickable image URLs within the corporate intranet and also be able to provide a thumb nail generating solution.
All these 12k+ images live on the same library (Threshold is set to 13000) and that is causing performance issues. The images are being added through web services (Imaging service to upload and list service to upload metadata using a Java client.. COPY service doesn't seem to work for a Image library). These web services don't seem to work if the threshold is brought down to 5000.
Every day 5-10 new images are being added to this library and the SharePoint solution doesn't seem to scale.
The users are looking for a flat storage (No folders - all files in the same folder). In this given scenario is SharePoint the way to go?
Your thoughts on this please.