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Webinar: Become a MongoDB DBA - Scaling and Sharding

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Join us for our third ‘How to become a MongoDB DBA’ webinar on Tuesday, November 15th! In this webinar we will uncover the secrets and caveats of MongoDB scaling and sharding.

Become a MongoDB DBA - Scaling and Sharding

MongoDB offers read and write scaling out of the box: adding secondary nodes will increase your potential read capacity, while adding shards will increase your potential write capacity. However, adding a new shard doesn’t necessarily mean it will be used. Choosing the wrong shard key may also cause uneven data distribution.

There is more to scaling than just simply adding nodes and shards. Factors to take into account include indexing, shard re-balancing,replication lag, capacity planning and consistency.

Learn with this webinar how to plan your scaling strategy up front and how to prevent ending up with unusable secondary nodes and shards. Finally, we’ll show you how to leverage ClusterControl’s MongoDB scaling capabilities and have ClusterControl manage your shards.

Date, Time & Registration


Tuesday, November 15th at 09:00 GMT / 10:00 CET (Germany, France, Sweden)

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North America/LatAm

Tuesday, November 15th at 09:00 Pacific Time (US) / 12:00 Eastern Time (US)

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  • What are the differences in read and write scaling with MongoDB
  • Read scaling considerations with MongoDB
  • MongoDB read preference explained
  • How sharding works in MongoDB
  • Adding new shards and balance data
  • How to scale and shard MongoDB using ClusterControl
  • Live Demo


Art van Scheppingen is a Senior Support Engineer at Severalnines. He’s a pragmatic database expert with over 16 years experience in web development. He previously worked at Spil Games as Head of Database Engineering, where he kept a broad vision upon the whole database environment: from MySQL to MongoDB, Vertica to Hadoop and from Sphinx Search to SOLR. He regularly presents his work and projects at various conferences (Percona Live, MongoDB Open House, FOSDEM) and related meetups.

We look forward to “seeing” you there!

This session is based upon the experience we have using MongoDB and implementing it for our database infrastructure management solution, ClusterControl. For more details, read through our ‘Become a MongoDB DBA’ blog series.

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