I read on a forum about the use of database isolated environments are neccessary for any large project that handles "big" data. For instance I will be using the following table for ALL blogs:


We all know that the table will be very big. Probably hard to maintain, maybe awful situation if the table is corrupt or something like that. I don't know, I don't have any experience to confirm such a statement.

So instead of doing that. Is this approach better:


And then split them up like this:







Sorry if the question is fuzzy. But I do hope you guys understand me.

Where can I read more about this so I can make a good choice?

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    "Large" = what? If you are talking about gigabytes, that is not "large". Terabytes is "large". "Multi-tenancy" involved extra hassles, extra overhead, etc.; don't do it for "small" projects. – Rick James Jan 13 '16 at 3:58

the problem you are facing can be likened to the problem of multitenancy as you are talking about multiple applications (multiple blog) and one or more tables, schemas, databases, instances. A good starting point can be the following article from MSDN: Multi-Tenant Data Architecture. The article is focused on Microsoft SQL Server but it can be easily generalized.

Regards Giovanni

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  • That was exactly what I was looking for. Thank you Giovanni! – Y7da Jan 12 '16 at 14:54

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