In this Percona Live 2018 blog, we’ll talk with Ronald Francisco, SRE of Database Infrastructure at Twitter about why they moved from a fork of MySQL to MySQL 5.7.
We already started today with a great set of keynote sessions, and now the breakout sessions have begun in earnest. I’ve been looking in on the talks and stopping to talk with some of the presenters.
In this session, Ronald Ramon Francisco (Twitter Inc) SRE, Database Infrastructure presented the motivation for moving from a fork to MySQL to MySQL proper, and why they decided to do it. Twitter has been using their own fork of MySQL for many years. Last year the team decided to migrate to the community version of MySQL 5.7 and abandoned their own version. The road to the community version was full of challenges.
He also discussed the challenges and surprises encountered and how they overcome them. Finally, He looked at lessons learned, recommendations and their future plans.
I got a chance to speak with Ronald after his talk, and ask a few questions.
Check it out below.