CockroachDB Glossary

Distribution Layer

Note: This term may have other meanings in other contexts. Here, we are defining it in the context of a distributed database.

What is the distribution layer?

In a distributed database such as CockroachDB, the distribution layer takes data from the SQL layer and breaks it down into chunks called ranges to be stored in a distributed way (i.e., it is stored in multiple locations instead of just a single location).

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