One to Many: The story of Sharding at Box

A session at All Your Base Conference 2013

Friday 18th October, 2013

4:50pm to 5:20pm (GMT)

MySQL - the most popular open-source database in production today but notoriously difficult to scale horizontally. Two years ago Box was running its entire website off a single MySQL database, traffic was growing aggressively, we needed a solution. I'll discuss how we transitioned our stack to a fully sharded MySQL architecture, with no downtime, while serving 2 billion queries per day. I'll focus on challenges of migrating a live website and lessons learned.

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Tamar Bercovici

Software Engineer at Box

I'm a Software Engineer at Box where I lead the team responsible for scaling Box's database architecture and ORM layer. I also hold a Ph.D. in Computer Science.

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Time 4:50pm5:20pm GMT

Date Fri 18th October 2013

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