Prev Next

DataStructures / System Design

What is database sharding?

A database shard is a horizontal partition of data in a database. Each individual partition is referred to as a database shard. Each shard is held on a separate database server instance, to spread the load. Some data within a database remains present in all shards,[notes 1] but some appear only in a single shard. Each shard (or server) acts as the single source for this subset of data.

It's right time to invest in Cryptocurrencies! Earn free bitcoins up to $250 now by signing up.

Earn bitcoins upto $250 (free), invest in other Cryptocurrencies when you signup with blockfi. Use the referral link: Signup now and earn!

Using BlockFi, don't just buy crypto - start earning on it. Open an interest account with up to 8.6% APY, trade currencies, or borrow money without selling your assets.


Join CoinBase! We'll both receive $10 in free Bitcoin when they buy or sell their first $100 on Coinbase! Available in India also. Use the referral Join coinbase!


Invest now!!! Get Free equity stock (US, UK only)!

Use Robinhood app to invest in stocks. It is safe and secure. Use the Referral link to claim your free stock when you sign up!.

The Robinhood app makes it easy to trade stocks, crypto and more.


Webull! Receive free stock by signing up using the link: Webull signup.

More Related questions...

Show more question and Answers...

Amazon Web Service (AWS)

Comments & Discussions