On 4/25/07, Daevid Vincent <daevid@stripped> wrote:
> A co-worker sent this to me, thought I'd pass it along here. We do tons of
> failover/replication and would be eager to see mySQL implment the Google
> patches in the stock distribution. If anyone needs mission critical,
> scaleable, and failover clusters, it's Google -- so I have every
> their patches are solid and worthy of inclusion...
This isn't surprising for Google. They've done the same thing to Linux.
I don't know much about Google's infrastructure these days, but several
years ago they had a server farm of about 2,000 identical x86 Linux machines
serving out search requests. Each machine had a local hard disk containing
the most recent copy of the search database.
Because of the volume of identical machines, reliability was critical, and
Google had a certain flavor of the Linux kernel that they had tested and
I wouldn't be surprised to see Google do the same thing with MySQL. For use
internally, they would make some tweaks.
What are they using MySQL for? Any massively parallel deployments?