If you’re like me, you’ve probably heard of the Spider storage engine, but not used it yet.
While it has been available for some years now, I just simply haven’t used it before until now.
I suspect that has to do with ease of installation. Previously, one had to compile it with MySQL in order to use it, which excludes a lot of people. However, in MariaDB 10.0 (as of 10.0.4), it is very easy to add and use.
And with MariaDB 10.0.8 being declared RC, combined with Spider’s sheer usefulness, I only suspect its usage will become more and more widespread.
What is the Spider storage engine, and why will it be useful?
“The Spider storage engine is a storage engine with built-in sharding features. It supports partitioning and xa transactions, and allows tables of different MariaDB instances to be handled as if they were on the same instance. It[Read more...]