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April 18-21, 2016

Santa Clara, California

MongoDB Replication and Sharding

MongoDB Replication and Sharding

 20 April 02:00 PM - 02:50 PM @ Room 204
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50 minutes conference
MongoDB 101
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A primer on how replication works including elections, and how replica sets are also shards. From there we will go into how sharding works from what meta data lives where, to how primaries hide data they do not “own” such as orphans. Next we will talk through some basic rules to keep in mind with sharding and give some ideas on how you start chasing a shard key. This is not a shard key deep dive as that would be a whole series of talks on its own however we will arm you with the tools to start your journey and understand the pros/cons of it.


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David Murphy

MongoDB Practice Manager, Percona


David is the Practice Manager for MongoDB at Percona. Prior to that he was one of the early memeber for ObjectRocket the leader in DBaaS for MongoDB specializing in performance. Prior to this he was a Database Architect as Electronic Arts , the game producer and help various systems, networking and development roles. His work includes things like sharding, distributed systems, tool building, very large-scale issues, and high performance MongoDB architecture and design. As a speaker he prefers to focus on solutions in the real world to issues, to this point he tries to regularly publish code to help everyone use his solutions or have ideas to inspire their own.Additionally he is a Mongo Master Alumni and core code contributor to MongoDB and other open source technologies.

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