MySQL at Twitter: No More Forkin' - Migrating to MySQL Community version

Tuesday 11:30AM-12:20PM

@ Room E

MySQL / MariaDB

50 minutes conference



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.

In this session we will present the motivation and how we came out with the decision. We will also discuss the challenges and surprises encountered and how we overcome them. Finally, we will talk about the lessons learned, recommendations and our future plans.


Ronald Ramon Francisco

Ronald Ramon Francisco (Twitter Inc)

SRE, Database Infrastructure


Ronald is a Site Reliability Engineer in the Database Eng/Ops Team at Twitter. He enjoys developing monitoring and automation tools for database operations. His interests include traveling, watching basketball (go #GSWarriors) and baseball (go #SFGiants).

Jojo Antonio

Jojo Antonio (Twitter Inc)

Manager, Database Engineering and Data Infrastructure


Jojo leads the Database Eng/Ops and Data Infrastructure teams at Twitter. His team supports MySQL, Vertica, PostgreSQL and Hadoop clusters. He previously was the Lead DBA at YouTube and also led the Database Operations team at PayPal. He gets compliments because his #shoegame is always on point, database skills on the side.


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