Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Web-scale MySQL back in the day

I spent a few years at Facebook where I was extremely busy helping to make MySQL better at web-scale. I worked a lot with Domas. He found so many problems and I helped fix them along with a few others (the MySQL db-eng team was small). Domas made it easy to understand what was broken and there was a lot of low-hanging fruit. This slide deck is one perspective on what we did. I doubt I have the energy to go through another few years like that, but it was a great time. The timing was also right as there were many people at Oracle/MySQL pushing to make MySQL scale on modern hardware.


  1. Mark, all the benchmarks and learning you are sharing now is very valuable and it is great you leverage all your knowledge you gained before here.

    1. Thank you. It is fun for me to see how far InnoDB has come.