Scaling MySQL in the cloud with Vitess and Kubernetes – Percona Live 2015

Scaling MySQL in the cloud with Vitess and Kubernetes” by Anthony Yeh from Google.  He works on the YouTube team at Google.  The talk was basically how they use Vitess and their container platform (Kubernetes).  Vitess provides

  • Performance
  • Protection
  • Monitoring/Analysis
  • Mangement
  • Sharding

It sits between the application and database layer. It leverages a vtgate which abstracts the data layer and what shard to go get the information from.  Can separate live traffic from analytic traffic.  Vitess can cache based on primary key identified rows.  This is different from the block caching performed by MySQL.  Vitess will kill poorly performing queries automatically to avoid replicating bad queries.  It performs transparent rerouting.  It also performs live resharding.

Vitess is a container cluster.  Kubernates is a Container Cluster OS built on top of Docker.  For more info see  Looks very promising and will need to see how this fits with Trove.