Opening Week for TokuDB

Posted On April 26, 2013 | By Leif Walsh | 2 comments

Since we had the pleasure to announce that TokuDB is open source on Monday, it’s been a thrilling ride. With several members of the team out west all week, back on the east coast we’ve been seeing quite a lot of questions, suggestions, and exciting results.

Here are some of the highlights of our first week of open source:

We started hearing back from the community almost immediately after the announcement with discussions in multiple forums. We even reached #2 on Hacker News for a bit.

On Tuesday, a friend of mine in China wrote up some notes based on a first reading of our Fractal Tree Indexing code. I’ve been talking to Bohu for a while about our algorithms and I know he was eager to dive into the code. I can’t read it myself, but he tells me it explains some of our internal mechanisms for durability and concurrency, and that there is a lot of interest in China.

On Wednesday, we heard that Vadim Tkachenko built TokuDB and our MySQL patches into an experimental build of Percona Server, and people have already started playing with it. We also saw that the MariaDB developers started working on integrating TokuDB into the official MariaDB source tree.

And yesterday, we were named Corporate Contributor of the Year from the MySQL community, and fittingly started receiving our first pull requests on github.

Who knows what the next few days will bring, but if you happen to be in the Bay Area, please swing by to see us today at the MySQL & Cloud Database Solutions Day or Monday/Tuesday at OSBC.


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2 thoughts

  1. Xiaobin Lin says:

    Hi, I find some comments like ” bug fix for #xxx” in code, is the buglist resource is available in public www?

    1. leif says:

      The #xxx references in the code and commit messages before we went open source are referencing a private trac ticketing system. We haven’t decided what to do with those tickets yet, but if you want to know about specific ticket numbers you can ask, I’d suggest the tokudb-dev google group.

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