Tag: sharding

Customer Success Story: Hit Labs

Hit Labs Hit Labs is the creator of the ever-so-popular Bubble Group Messenger App. Free on iOS and Android devices, Bubble is a group messaging, group chat, and private group video app. Originally built on Amazon’s Aurora, Hit Labs discovered that scaling on Aurora would be a problem. Hit Labs had to make […]

How ClustrixDB Accomplishes Horizontal Scaling of Both Writes & Reads Without Sharding

When people come up and ask, “Oh, so ClustrixDB is yet another MySQL-compatible database. What makes you different?” we have a terrific answer, and it’s all about horizontal scaling: ClustrixDB is the only MySQL compatible database that linearly scales-out both write and read queries. By horizontal scaling we mean each […]

MySQL Sharding DevOps Challenges

MySQL Sharding DevOps Challenges: Data Maintenance, Infrastructure, & HA Previously we’ve discussed application and design challenges for MySQL sharding, and some of the corresponding business challenges that can result, affecting your business flexibility. But what about MySQL sharding DevOps challenges? For reference, here’s a quick précis about MySQL sharding: MySQL […]

Challenges of Sharding MySQL

MySQL databases are sharded for the best of reasons. At some point the MySQL workload needs to scale, and scaling RDBMSs is hard (Clustrix’s unofficial motto!). Adding read scale to RDBMSs is straightforward via replication. But adding write scale? That’s the real trick, and herein lies some of the challenges […]

MySQL Replication Options and their Challenges

Previously we discussed replication for MySQL systems.  In this post we will discuss various MySQL replication options. For MySQL, replication is the primary go-to strategy for high availability (HA) and, to some extent, scale. By providing additional copies of the primary database, a MySQL system using replication can withstand the loss […]