CNCF to Host Vitess

Today, the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) Technical Oversight Committee (TOC) voted to accept Vitess as the 16th hosted project, alongside Kubernetes, Prometheus, OpenTracing, Fluentd, Linkerd, gRPC, CoreDNS, containerd, rkt, CNI, Envoy, Jaeger, Notary, TUF and Rook. Vitess has been accepted as an incubation-level project, under the CNCF Graduation Criteria v1.0.

Originally created as an internal solution by YouTube to handle scaling for massive amounts of storage, Vitess is a database orchestration system for horizontal scaling of MySQL through generalized sharding. By encapsulating shard-routing logic, Vitess allows application code and database queries to remain agnostic to the distribution of data onto multiple shards. With Vitess, organizations can even split and merge shards as needs grow, with an atomic cutover step that takes only a few seconds. Companies like BetterCloud, Flipkart, Quiz of Kings, Slack, Square Cash, Stitch Labs and YouTube are using Vitess across various stages of production and deployment. Organizations including, GitHub, HubSpot, Slack, and Square are also active contributors to the project.

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