Web & PHP discusses dbShards: Database Scalability and Performance with Database Sharding

Interview: Cory Isaacson
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Cory Isaacson is CEO of CodeFutures Corporation. Actively involved in leading information technologies for over 20 years, Cory is the brand new regular columnist for Web & PHP Magazine.

Q. Tell us about your product dbShards, was it created to solve a particular problem?

Databases are growing, and many relational databases are now at Big Data scale. dbShards was developed to address the scaling needs of Big Data requirements with database sharding. The product also has the most comprehensive management capabilities available, for reliability, failover, backups and administration.

Q. What are the main features and benefits of dbShards?

dbShards supports most major DBMS engines, making a dbShards/Cluster appear to the application as a single database. Scaling is in the name of course, but the high-availability and manageability features are equally important. Running a database cluster is a big challenge, and dbShards provides all facilities necessary for the job.

Q. Can you characterize the performance and scalability?

Using dbShards, customers can expect linear scalability on both reads and writes. In fact, in some cases reads can scale better than linearly, because smaller individual „shard“ databases yield much better performance. In that, databases slow down exponentially as database size and volume grow; with dbShards the curve is reversed.

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