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.
To learn more about our open source resources, click here.