DRDS provides the following benefits:
Adopts distributed read/write storage, which is not limited to a single server’s specifications and allows a limitless number of connections.
Supports data configuration upgrade and downgrade, with GUI-based storage scale-up and scale-out, and read/write splitting for linearly improving read performance.
Adopts the classic database/table sharding schemes that allow operations to focus on a small amount of data and provides various sharding modes for different types of data. The ability to concurrently execute SQL statements further improves the execution efficiency.
Offers a complete set of single-host-like MySQL accounts, open APIs that allow easy integration into the service management system.
Compatible with the MySQL protocol and most MySQL syntaxes, performs read/write splitting without interfering with applications, and provides comprehensive O&M and monitoring capabilities.
The DRDS performance has been proved by all events on the Alibaba Double Eleven Day, which marked the time when Alibaba Group started using DRDS.