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Database Sharding Pattern for Scaling Microservices Database Architecture

This article discusses the design patterns of microservices architecture, specifically the importance of using the database sharding pattern for scaling. Mehmet Ozkayas new course, Design Microservices Architecture with Patterns & Principles, is also introduced in this article. The concept of sharding, the process of dividing a database horizontally into unique small pieces or shards, is explained as a way to improve scalability when storing and accessing large volumes of data. Tinder is used as an example of the database sharding pattern, specifically GeoSharding, which segments users based on their location. Overall, this article provides a comprehensive guide to implementing the database sharding pattern into microservices database architecture for designing e-commerce application systems.