[HyperDB] Any advantage to partitioning on a single database server?

Jim McQuillan jim at jimmcq.com
Thu Aug 26 18:56:53 UTC 2010

I've been doing more research into scaling a WordPress multi-site
installation, and I've been under the assumption that partitioning the
tables into multiple databases would be beneficial for a large installation
(hypothetically 50,000 blogs).

But then I came across this quote from the HyperDB
Is there any advantage to using HyperDB with just one database server?
None that has been measured.

Does that still apply even if partitioning is used?

I know that using multiple database server would definitely bring a
performance enhancement, but we're starting with one... so is it even worth
it to implement partitioning at all right now?


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