Friday, March 28, 2014

Facebook, Twitter, Google, and LinkedIn pump up scaling for MySQL | Mysql - InfoWorld

Interesting times in the DBMS market

"Engineers from four of the biggest names out there -- Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, and Twitter -- have decided to pool their efforts in getting MySQL to scale. Called WebScaleSQL, this new collaborative effort involves taking the existing scale features found in MySQL and adding more features based on the demands specific to each of their environments.

The long-term plan is to create a collaborative branch of MySQL that's kept in sync with the current release version of MySQL, starting with version 5.6. According to the project's own FAQ, this is not a fork, but rather a branch "focused specifically on the challenges of deploying MySQL at our scale.""
Facebook, Twitter, Google, and LinkedIn pump up scaling for MySQL | Mysql - InfoWorld
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