Sharding Database Infrastructure Horizontally - Sharding in Oracle 12.2 – Part 1

“Sharding” is something many of us have heard a lot about in various database engines, including Oracle’s NoSQL Database. Recently, Oracle announced Oracle Database 12c Release 2 which added various new features, one of which is database native “Sharding”. In the first installment  of a three-part article series Nassyam Basha addresses Oracle Sharding architecture and its components, then moving on to deployment and management of the sharding configuration.