Kevin Burton is predicting that RAIDs will be a ‘thing of the past
‘ due to a combination of commodity hardware, open source databases like MySQL, and database sharding.
As well as citing Google, the most famous user of database shards, Burton also mentions some famous Web sites (LiveJournal, Flickr, Facebook) that have used MySQL database shards.
Labels: Database Sharding
Google Developer Podcast number 6 discusses sharding at Google, database sharding, and Hibernate Shards.
Some topics covered in the postcast include:
How sharding and database sharding is a commonly used term at Google.
What and when to shard databases and data - for scalable performance.
How Hibernate Shards can be used unobtrusively with Hibernate
Database Sharding strategies - getting it right first time
How database sharding compares with horizontal partitioning at the database level using new features in MySQL and PostgreSQL.
The postcast is available here
(MP3 file, 23.2 MB, 34 minutes).
Labels: Database Sharding, Google