MongoDB Horizontal Scaling through Sharding

  • There comes a time in many MongoDB database, or any database for that matter, life cycles in which our data outgrows our servers.
  • Either physically outgrows storage capabilities or the data grows so large that performance is degraded.
  • Even scaling our physical servers up with a more powerful CPU, more RAM, or hard drives (vertical scaling) may not be enough.
  • This is where horizontal scaling through sharding comes into practice.


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There comes a time in many MongoDB database, or any database for that matter, life cycles in which our data outgrows our servers. Either physically outgrows storage capabilities or the data grows so large that performance is degraded. Even scaling our physical servers up with a more powerful CPU, more RAM, or hard drives (vertical scaling) may not be enough. This is where horizontal scaling through sharding comes into practice.

MongoDB Horizontal Scaling through Sharding

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