From the webpage:

What is WebScaleSQL?

WebScaleSQL is a collaboration among engineers from several companies that face similar challenges in running MySQL at scale, and seek greater performance from a database technology tailored for their needs.

Our goal in launching WebScaleSQL is to enable the scale-oriented members of the MySQL community to work more closely together in order to prioritize the aspects that are most important to us. We aim to create a more integrated system of knowledge-sharing to help companies leverage the great features already found in MySQL 5.6, while building and adding more features that are specific to deployments in large scale environments. In the last few months, engineers from all four companies have contributed code and provided feedback to each other to develop a new, more unified, and more collaborative branch of MySQL.

But as effective as this collaboration has been so far, we know we’re not the only ones who are trying to solve these particular challenges. So we will keep WebScaleSQL open as we go, to encourage others who have the scale and resources to customize MySQL to join in our efforts. And of course we will welcome input from anyone who wants to contribute, regardless of what they are currently working on.

Who is behind WebScaleSQL?

WebScaleSQL currently includes contributions from MySQL engineering teams at Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, and Twitter. Together, we are working to share a common base of code changes to the upstream MySQL branch that we can all use and that will be made available via open source. This collaboration will expand on existing work by the MySQL community, and we will continue to track the upstream branch that is the latest, production-ready release (currently MySQL 5.6).

Correct me if I’m wrong but don’t teams from Facebook, Google, LinkedIn and Twitter know a graph when they see one? πŸ˜‰

Even people who recognize graphs may need an SQL solution every now and again. Besides, solutions should not drive IT policy.

Requirements and meeting those requirements should drive IT policy. You are less likely to own very popular, expensive and ineffectual solutions when requirements rule. (Even iterative requirements in the agile approach are requirements.)

A reminder that MySQL/WebScaleSQL compiles from source with:

A working ANSI C++ compiler. GCC 4.2.1 or later, Sun Studio 10 or later, Visual Studio 2008 or later, and many current vendor-supplied compilers are known to work. (INSTALL-SOURCE)

Which makes it a target, sorry, subject for analysis of any vulnerabilities with joern.

I first saw this in a post by Derrick Harris, Facebook β€” with help from Google, LinkedIn, Twitter β€” releases MySQL built to scale.

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