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MongoDB Cookbook by Amol Nayak

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Starting a simple sharded environment of two shards

In this recipe, we will set up a simple sharded setup made up of two data shards. There will be no replication to keep it simple, as this is the most basic shard setup to demonstrate the concept. We won't be getting deep into the internals of sharding, which we will explore further in Chapter 4, Administration.

Here is a bit of theory before we proceed. Scalability and availability are two important cornerstones for building any mission-critical application. Availability is something that was taken care of by replica sets, which we discussed in the previous recipes of this chapter. Let's look at scalability now. Simply put, scalability is the ease with which the system can cope with an increasing ...

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