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MongoDB Data Modeling by Wilson da Rocha França

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Chapter 7. Scaling

Scalability has been a much-discussed subject over the years. Even though many things have already been said about it, this topic is very important and here, in this book, it will surely find its place too.

It is not in our interest to deal with all the concepts that involve database scalability, especially in NoSQL databases, but to show the possibilities that MongoDB offers when working with scalability in our collections and also how the flexibility of MongoDB's data model can influence our choices.

It is possible to horizontally scale MongoDB based on a simple infrastructure and low-cost sharding requests. Sharding is the technique of distributing data through multiple physical partitions called shards. Even though the database ...

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