> A database clustering system for horizontal scaling of MySQL
> Vitess combines many important MySQL features with the scalability of a NoSQL database. Its built-in sharding features let you grow your database without adding sharding logic to your application.
What a quirky project. Is this for folks who started out with MySQL then find themselves needing to scale out in "NoSQL" style?
> Vitess automatically rewrites queries that hurt database performance.
That sounds scary.
But they're hardly the only places scaling out MySQL. Facebook and Slack are two other prominent examples.
Not sure if that's a good thing.