to shard or not to shard

Though it involved DHH and Jeremy Zawodny writing walls of text about the topic, I could sum it up in two simple rules:

  1. If you have to shard, you have to shard.
  2. If you do not have to shard, you do not have to shard.

P.S. Everything what happens, happens.

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4 Responses to to shard or not to shard

  1. OTPABA says:

    P.S.2. Shit happens as well. If you don’t have shit it could happen anyway :)

  2. Sharding is easy, resharding is hard.

  3. Ryan Lowe says:

    +1 for Mark’s comment. Think long and hard about a sharding strategy if the first rule applies.

  4. Dieter_be says:

    Lol. That’s pretty much it.

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