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MySQL branch maintained and used at Google (code.google.com)
85 points by aritraghosh007 on Mar 7, 2012 | hide | past | web | favorite | 9 comments

A little story about MySQL and Oracle at Google:


Any idea why they went for that over Postgres?

Probably YouTube went for MySQL because that was a standard part of the LAMP stack — in the absence of any compelling factors, just about any Web developer in the mid-2000s would have chosen MySQL — and Google didn't see the benefit to switching.

Anybody know what this is used for?

And still used for Youtube: http://code.google.com/p/vitess/

Probably the testing relational storage for AppEngine?

No, it's used as the backing store in many production applications. Some tasks lend themselves to distributed non-SQL datastores, other tasks work better with a traditional database architecture. MySQL is used for the latter.

Does any know if these changes went into Percona Server? I can save the lookup.

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