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Facebook launches project for web-scale MySQL

Facebook launches project for web-scale MySQL

Facebook has announced a collaboration with some of the web's other largest companies - including Google, LinkedIn and Twitter - in order to build a new web-scale variant of MySQL that will be more suited to large-scale applications.

Called WebScaleSQL, the traditional rivals are working together to share a common base of code changes to the upstream MySQL branch that all participants will be able to use, and which will be made available to the wider community as open source.

In a blog post, Facebook software engineer Steaphan Greene explain...

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