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Database sharding and the end of RAID?

A short post to draw your attention to this article by Kevin Burton titled “MySQL and the Death of Raid”. Although it’s written from the MySQL point of view, he does bring up some interesting points on the advantages of what he calls a “RAISe” or Redundant Array of Independent Servers” architecture (actually I coined the RAISe acronym just now :-) ) over the traditional RAID approach of hardening the availability and performance of your disk.

Take a look and let me know what you think.

In the meantime, I’d also like to welcome Gregory Guillou to our team here in Ottawa, as he has arrived today. He’s an Oracle specialist, one of the world’s 100 or so OCMs in fact, and has particular expertise in Oracle’s clustering technology, RAC.

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