Sharding for the Masses

Giuseppe Maxia (Continuent)
Databases
Location: Portland 255
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The Spider storage engine, a plugin for MySQL 5.1 and later, is an extension of partitioning. Using this engine, the user can deal transparently with multiple backends in the server layer. This means that the data is accessible from any application without code changes. This lecture will briefly introduce MySQL partitioning, and then shows how to create and use the Spider engine, with some practical examples. This talk covers the latest version of the Spider and the Vertical Partition engines, including the related technology of UDFs that come with the engines. Practical instructions of how to install and use these technologies will be provided during the session.

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Giuseppe Maxia

Continuent

Giuseppe Maxia, a.k.a. “The Data Charmer” is the MySQL community team lead at Sun Microsystems.

He’s an active member of the MySQL community and long timer open source enthusiast.
During the past 23 years he has worked in various IT related fields, with focus on databases, object oriented programming, system administration.
Fluent in Italian, English, Perl, SQL, Lua, C, Bash, and good speaker of C++, French, Spanish, Java.
Works in cyberspace, with a virtual team.

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Giuseppe Maxia
07/26/2010 10:53am PDT

The slides are available at tinyurl.com/mass-sharding. Also, my blog has an article that describes the installation. tinyurl.com/mass-sharding-blog

Michael Stack
07/26/2010 9:00am PDT

Giuseppe,

Would you mind posting the slides from your talk? It’d be really helpful. Thanks!

Ben Reece
07/23/2010 11:13am PDT

Very informative and helpful solution to a common problem. Not much information about real-world problems and solutions.

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