Shard-Query is a high performance MPP (massively parallel processing) query engine for MariaDB and MySQL which offers increased parallelism compared to stand-alone servers. This increased parallelism is achieved by taking advantage of MariaDB/MySQL partitioning, sharding, common query clauses like BETWEEN and IN, or some combination of the above.
Shard-Query is implemented with PHP and Gearman.
Shard-Query is targeted mainly at big data problems, and OLAP queries in general. The primary goal of Shard-Query is to enable low-latency query access to extremely large volumes of data utilizing commodity hardware and open source database software. Shard-Query is a federated query engine which is designed to perform as much work in parallel as possible over a sharded dataset, that is one that is split over multiple servers (shards) or partitioned tables
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