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Facebook Debuts Web-Scale Variant Of MySQL

Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, and Twitter share expertise to launch WebScaleSQL, a super-DBMS built on Oracle's MySQL Community Edition.

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Somedude8
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3/27/2014 | 2:04:08 PM
Go Get 'em Oracle!
I am wondering if Oracle is going to use their pseudo-control of MySQL to put the kabosh on what could easily be seen as a product that competes with their own for-pay products.
David F. Carr
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3/27/2014 | 11:44:11 AM
WebScaleSQL for WordPress-based publications
I'd think this would be very interesting to the operators of large scale web-publications based on WordPress (which uses MySQL as its standard back end DB), including sites like Forbes.com and WordPress.com. The company behind WordPress.com and the main contributor to the open source sw releases, Automattic, isn't on the list of collaborarators -- and isn't in quite the same league as Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, and Twitter -- but could take advantage of their efforts and contribute to them over time. Presumably, they've come up with their own performance hacks over the years for very large scale sites.
D. Henschen
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3/27/2014 | 11:42:19 AM
Kudos to Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, and Twitter!
This is a display of open source power at work, with Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, and Twitter sharing thier MySQL expertise among themselves and now with the rest of the world through WebScaleSQL. It's clearly still early days, but this is going to shake things up just as Facebook's Open Compute efforts are changing the status quo. This will also force NoSQL and, particularly, NewSQL players to further differentiate their products. The focus thus far seems mostly focused on high-scale transactional processing, and a Facebook spokesperson noted: "Our data analytics warehouse is in Hadoop, but our core data store is in MySQL."

I'm reaching out to NoSQL/NewSQL vendors for comments, but feel free to add them here!
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