Barry Frost

This is Barry Frost’s personal website.

Tagged #sharding

octopus

Database sharding for activerecord (Ruby)

Scaling Django

Detailed piece that focuses on Django but has lessons for everyone on scaling, caching, load balancing, queuing, sharding, etc.

How FriendFeed uses MySQL to store schema-less data

Compressed python pickles are stored in an entities table with other tables storing indexes of this data. Uses normal MySQL replication and transactions via InnoDB but without time-consuming index rebuilds whenever they add features.