In plain English: sharding without considering the long term consequences is dangerous. Think twice before sharding, especially if you’re considering it before all else. In fact, if you do find yourself considering sharding at the outset, then perhaps you should be looking at a NoSQL alternative to the relational model.
This blog is called myNoSQL and it is written by me, Alex Popescu, a software architect with a passion for open source and communities.
It records my readings, learnings, and opinions on NoSQL databases, polyglot persistence, and distributed systems -- subjects that I'm passionate about.
The opinions expressed here are my own, and no other party necessarily agrees with them.
If you feel I'm biased, I probably am.