We have been looking at the WebScaleSQL project with great excitement. As with any new enhancements to the MySQL world, we need to test extensively to ensure we can give PSCE customers the best advice possible. Since this project is source only, we decided to add WebScaleSQL builds to our repo, so we could examine the changes being introduced by all the different collaborators.
So what is WebscaleSQL?
WebScaleSQL is a collaboration among engineers from several companies that face the same challenges in deploying MySQL at scale, and seek greater performance from a database technology tailored for their needs.
— WebScaleSQL, Frequently Asked Questions
What makes this project so special, is the level of collaboration between some of the most prestigious teams working with the MySQL technology, currently WebScaleSQL includes contributions from MySQL engineering teams at Alibaba, Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, and Twitter.
The repo is available repo.psce.com and is currently producing builds for Debian, with work going on to broaden the builds to CentOS and other distributions.
The repo functions much like any other, use the following steps to download test builds.
apt-key adv --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com --recv-keys 2570689B deb http://repo.psce.com/psce/apt main
Let us know if you find this useful and watch out for more posts on the subject as we add more builds.