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Distributed SQL Essentials: Sharding and Partitioning in YugabyteDB

A distributed SQL database provides a service where you can query the global database without knowing where the rows are. You connect to any node, without having to know the cluster topology. You query your tables, and the database will determine the best access to your data, whether it’s close to your client or geographically distant.

The organization of data, whether co-located or partitioned, is the most important consideration for high performance, high availability,

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Four Data Sharding Strategies We Analyzed in Building a Distributed SQL Database

A distributed SQL database needs to automatically partition the data in a table and distribute it across nodes. This is known as data sharding and it can be achieved through different strategies, each with its own tradeoffs. In this post, we will examine various data sharding strategies for a distributed SQL database, analyze the tradeoffs, explain the rationale for which of these strategies YugabyteDB supports and what we picked as the default sharding strategy.

What’s YugabyteDB? It is an open source,

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