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April 18-21, 2016

Santa Clara, California

To Shard or Not to Shard

To Shard or Not to Shard

 21 April 11:00 AM - 11:50 AM @ Ballroom E
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50 minutes conference


In MySQL, sharding is one of the most used (and most abused!) MySQL scaling technology. Before employing this technique, it’s important to assess whether sharding is right for your application, or would another scaling technology work better? What specific technologies can assist you with your sharding implementation? Have you answered all the pertinent questions before you start sharding? This talk will examine much of the sharding spectrum and help answer these questions.


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Peter Zaitsev

CEO, Percona


Peter co-founded Percona in 2006, assuming the role of CEO. Percona helps companies of all sizes maximize their success with MySQL. Percona was named to the Inc. 5000 in 2013. Peter was an early employee at MySQL AB, eventually leading the company’s High Performance Group. A serial entrepreneur, Peter co-founded his first startup while attending Moscow State University where he majored in Computer Science. As CEO of Percona, Peter enjoys mixing business leadership with hands on technical expertise. Peter is co-author of High Performance MySQL published by O’Reilly, one of the most popular books on MySQL performance. Peter blogs regularly on Percona Database Performance Blog and speaks frequently at conferences. Peter lives in North Carolina with his wife and two children. In his spare time, Peter enjoys travel and spending time outdoors.

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