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Percona Live Europe featured talk with Anthony Yeh — Launching Vitess: How to run YouTube’s MySQL sharding engine

 | September 22, 2016 |  Posted In: MySQL

Percona Live Europe featured talk

Welcome to another Percona Live Europe featured talk with Percona Live Europe 2016: Amsterdam speakers! In this series of blogs, we’ll highlight some of the speakers that will be at this year’s conference. We’ll also discuss the technologies and outlooks of the speakers themselves. Make sure to read to the end to get a special Percona Live Europe […]

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MySQL Sharding with ProxySQL

 | August 30, 2016 |  Posted In: MySQL

MySQL Sharding with ProxySQL

This article demonstrates how MySQL sharding with ProxySQL works. Recently a colleague of mine asked me to provide a simple example on how ProxySQL performs sharding. In response, I’m writing this short tutorial in the hope it will illustrate ProxySQL’s sharding functionalities, and help people out there better understand how to use it. ProxySQL is […]

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Webinar Tuesday, May 24: Understanding how your MongoDB schema affects scaling, and when to consider sharding for help

 | May 19, 2016 |  Posted In: MongoDB, Performance Schema


Please join David Murphy on Tuesday, May 24 at 10 am PDT (UTC-7) as he presents “Understanding how your MongoDB schema affects scaling, and when to consider sharding for help.” David will discuss the pros and cons of a few MongoDB schema design patterns on a stand-alone machine, and then will look at how sharding […]

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Setup a MongoDB replica/sharding set in seconds

 | January 28, 2016 |  Posted In: MongoDB, MySQL

MongoDB sharding

In the MySQL world, we’re used to playing in the MySQL Sandbox. It allows us to deploy a testing replication environment in seconds, without a great deal of effort or navigating multiple virtual machines. It is a tool that we couldn’t live without in Support. In this post I am going to walk through the different ways we […]

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Considering Sharding with MySQL? Join my April 22 webinar. Questions welcome!

 | April 21, 2015 |  Posted In: Insight for DBAs, MySQL, Technical Webinars

MySQL sharding is one of the most used and surely the most abused MySQL scaling technology. My April 2 Dzone article, “To Shard, or Not to Shard,” proved there is indeed quite an interest in this topic. As such, I’m hosting a live webinar tomorrow (April 22) that will shed light on questions about sharding with […]

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Impressions from MongoDB Day London 2014

 | November 10, 2014 |  Posted In: MongoDB, MySQL

I visited MongoDB Day in London on November 6. Here are a few observations: App-Developer Centric. It is interesting to see how much MongoDB is about developers; the ops side is something which is a necessary evil developers have to deal with. The ops topics covered in principle that there are no topics about choices […]

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How to scale big data applications using MySQL sharding frameworks

 | September 23, 2014 |  Posted In: MySQL, Technical Webinars

This Wednesday I’ll be discussing two common types of big data: machine-generated data and user-generated content. These types of big data are amenable to sharding, a commonly used technique for spreading data over more than one database server. I’ll be discussing this in-depth during a live webinar at 10 a.m. Pacific time on Sept. 24. […]

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