Please welcome Alibaba to WebScaleSQL!

We’re excited to announce that the Alibaba MySQL team has joined WebScaleSQL. In fact, they’ve already pushed their first few commits. We know they’ll be a great fit for this project based on the work they’ve previously done in this space, from general bug fixes and specific performance improvements to enhanced large-scale parallelism and micro-optimizations in compression.

Things have been moving along well with WebScaleSQL. We’ve begun to push the planned replication and GTID server-side fixes. In recent weeks, we’ve pushed several other improvements including bug fixes and testing fixes, some contributions from the wider community, and the foundation for the async client feature. Major enhancements are in the works as well: the async client protocol, logical read-ahead, query throttling, improved server level thread pooling, large InnoDB page support, and a major reduction in memory usage are all on the horizon. With Alibaba joining the group, we anticipate even more progress to come.

Things are ramping up with this collaboration, and soon we’ll be seeing more of their code and code reviews getting into WebScaleSQL!

If you want to get involved with WebScaleSQL, get in touch. The info for the mailing list, Facebook group and more are on

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