There are many ways to scale out your database; many of these techniques require advanced management and expensive add-ons or editions. Database sharding is a flexible way of scaling out a database. In this presentation, Jeremiah Peschka explains how to scale out using database sharding, covers basic techniques, and shares some of the pitfalls. This talk is for senior DBAs, database architects, and software architects who are interested in scaling out their database.
More resources are available over in our sharding article.