Tag: sql sharding

MySQL Sharding Business Challenges

MySQL sharding comes with challenges. Previously we discussed application and design challenges that MySQL sharding requires. Today we’ll expand on the MySQL sharding business challenges that can result and affect your business flexibility. MySQL applications seeking scale often consider sharding. Sharding is a database architecture strategy in which the data […]

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 […]

Tech Talk Series, Part 4 Wrap Up: Achieving High Availability in MySQL

  Last week we presented the final Tech Talk in our Scaling MySQL series titled “How Do You Achieve High Availability in a MySQL Environment?” When discussing high availability, the following questions usually come up first: Do you need it? Why? Great questions. If your system is a transactional one, […]

Tech Talk Series, Part 2: Sharding Complications & Complexities

If you’ve ever talked to someone who’s done it, the process of sharding MySQL is as awful as its mnemonic cousin sounds. Yet, plenty of really smart DBAs still go this route. They see it as a necessary evil to scale apps and ensure low latency transactions. The sad fact […]

Sharding Adds Significant Application Costs

Percona recently published a blog discussing MySQL sharding models for SaaS applications. The blog did a great job highlighting the effort it takes to shard MySQL (e.g. gain write-scale for MySQL SaaS deployments), and discussed understanding both customer data requirements, as well as revenue expectations when designing sharding topologies. But […]