The Master-Slave Database Concept For Beginners

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Master-slave architecture

A short explanation about one of the database concepts for microservices What is master-slave? The master-slave concept has been around for a while now. This is a fairly simple concept actually, all you need to understand is that there is one master and there are many slaves. Master-slave is a way to optimize the I/O in your application other than using caching. The master database serves as the keeper of information, so to speak. The true data is kept at the master database, thus writing only occurs there. Reading, on the other hand, is only done in the slave. What…...

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