Join Scott Klein as he welcomes Shaun Tinline-Jones, Senior Program Manager for AzureCat, as they discuss patterns and practices for sharding Azure SQL Database. Scott has been working with Shaun and the AzureCAT team for some time now on a sample library that provides elastic scalability in SQL Database. Scott and Shaun talk about some of the complexities of database sharding but introduce and demo a library that help overcome those complexities and provide the elastic scale needed in SQL Database. Shaun highlights the key components and concepts when working with the sharding and then dives right into demoing the library to illustrate how the library can be used to implement sharding patterns into SQL Database. The sample library is available for customers to modify/extend/use and is compiled from engaging with customers who have taken on the task of creating customer sharding solutions.