Hash-based Sharding in MongoDB 2.4

Brandon Black, Ruby Engineer / Evangelist, MongoDB

May 10 2013


In version 2.4, MongoDB introduces hash-based sharding, a new option for distributing data in sharded collections. Hash-based sharding and range-based sharding present different advantages for MongoDB users deploying large scale systems. In this talk, we'll provide an overview of this new feature and discuss when to use hash-based sharding or range-based sharding.