Sharding, and all that

James Laver james.laver at
Thu Dec 18 12:55:17 GMT 2008

On Thu, Dec 18, 2008 at 12:49 PM, Jonathan Stowe
<jns at> wrote:
> 2008/12/18 Martin A. Brooks <martin at>:
>> Mark Fowler wrote:
>>> "consider (better) sharding our MySQL database."
>> Is that when you throw it against the wall really, really, hard?
> Or make the DBAs roll naked in a bathtub of broken glass until they
> sort the performance problems out.

I thought after they "sharded" it in a particularly awful manner it
just felt like rolling in a bathtub of broken glass, as per Richard
Huxton's response...


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