MySQL Fabric is a very promising sharding framework. If I take Ulf Wendel definition of MySQL Fabric :
MySQL Fabric is an administration tool to build large “farms” of MySQL servers. In its most basic form, a farm is a collection of MySQL Replication clusters. In its most advanced form, a farm is a collection of [...]
As alway with new technology there is always different approaches regarding the adoption. You can try to use the bleeding edge features or start with a very standard configuration. My personal advise to new users is to start with the most basic configuration.
This allow you to get familiar with the fundamentals : – how [...]