Scaling Out

Learn about scaling out in PostgreSQL.

Native scale-out in NoSQL

A very interesting area in which the NoSQL solutions made progress is in the ability to natively scale out a production setup without extra effort. Thanks to their design choice of reduced set of operations supported—in particular, the lack of join operations and a relaxed consistency requirement set—such as the lack of transaction support and the lack of integrity constraints, the NoSQL systems have been able to be innovative in terms of distributed computing.

How to achieve

Native scale-out is achieved when it’s easy to add computing nodes or servers into a production setup at runtime and then improve both the read and write capacity of the whole production setup.

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