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The Vitess Documentation
Everything you need to know about the world's most scalable open-source MySQL platform
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Vitess is a database solution for deploying, scaling and managing large clusters of MySQL instances. It's built to run with equal effectiveness on public cloud architecture, private cloud architecture, and dedicated hardware.

Vitess and MySQL

Vitess combines and extends the important features of MySQL with the scalability of a NoSQL database. Vitess can help you with a variety of problems, including:

  • Scaling a MySQL database, using sharding, while keeping application changes to a minimum
  • Migrating your MySQL installation from bare metal to a private or public cloud
  • Deploying and managing a large number of MySQL instances

Vitess database drivers

Vitess includes compliant JDBC and Go (Golang) database drivers using a native query protocol. Additionally, it implements the MySQL server protocol, which is compatible with virtually any other language.

Vitess in action

Vitess has been serving all YouTube database traffic since 2011, and has now been adopted by many enterprises for their production needs.