Sharding Pitfalls: Part I

Posted by: The MongoDB NoSQL Database Blog, on 01 Oct 2014 | View original | Bookmarked: 0 time(s)

By Adam Comerford, Senior Solutions EngineerSharding is a popular feature in MongoDB, primarily used for distributing data across clusters for horizontal scaling. The benefits of sharding for scalability are well known, and often one of the major factors in choosing MongoDB in the first place, but as you add complexity to a distributed system, you increase the chances of hitting a problem.The good news is that many of the common issues people encounter when moving to a sharded environment are avoidable,...

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