The Secret Sauce of Sharding

Architecture and Technology
Location: Ballroom E
Average rating: ****.
(4.67, 9 ratings)

This session will cover:

  • Advantages and disadvantages of sharding your database
  • High level characteristics of successful sharding methods.
  • Examples of various types of sharding, at Facebook and elsewhere
  • How Facebook shards its Universal Database (UDB)
    • Hashing data across X,000 physical hosts
    • Central management database
    • Multi-language support with Thrift
  • Operational aspects of UDB-type sharding
    • Adding more nodes
    • Resharding
    • Top-N Monitoring
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Ryan Thiessen


Ryan Thiessen has been using MySQL as both a developer and administrator for over a decade, and loves the constant and ever changing challenge of being a DBA inside Facebook’s database ecosystem.

  • EnterpriseDB
  • Amazon Web Services
  • Clustrix
  • Continuent
  • Facebook
  • HTI Consultoria e Tecnologia
  • Monty Program
  • Percona
  • Rackspace Hosting
  • Schooner Information Technology
  • SkySQL
  • Xeround

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