No Silver Bullet - The Slightly Less Painful Way to Sharding

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Sharding is a pain. Anyone who says differently is trying to sell you something. NoSQL DBs promise to solve the pains involved with sharding at the expense of integrating a whole new technology and data model.

In this presentation, Gwen Shapira will share stories from her 13 years of sharding experience: What was painful, which pains can be solved and which are here to stay. Learn how with some advanced planning, understanding of inherent trade-offs and little cooperation between operations and developement you can have less-painful sharded architecture using your favorite relational database.

Gwen Shapira


Gwen Shapira is a Senior DBA at Pythian, and the company’s newest Oracle ACE. Gwen Shapira studied computer science, statistics and operations research at the University of Tel Aviv, and then went on to spend the next 10 years in different technical positions in the IT industry. Gwen is an Oak Table member, Oracle ACE and Oracle Certified Professional. She specializes in scalability and high-availability solutions especially for SaaS, and has presented at various conferences including Hotsos Symposium 2009 and RMOUG 2010. Gwen Shapira also maintains a popular database blog:

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