Re: [VOTE] Vitess project proposal (incubation)

Quinton Hoole

I share Camille’s concern.

Note that the only explicit requirement in this regard w.r.t. Incubation level is as follows (from

  • Document that it is being used successfully in production by at least three independent end users which, in the TOC’s judgement, are of adequate quality and scope.
The proposal says this about adopters:

This is an alphabetical list of known adopters of Vitess. Some have already gone into production, and others are at various stages of testing.

Can we perhaps get some clarification about which are in production, and which are still in testing.

Sorry, this should have been brought up in the due diligence, but unfortunately got missed, by the looks of things.


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From: <cncf-toc@...> on behalf of Camille Fournier <skamille@...>
Reply-To: "cncf-toc@..." <cncf-toc@...>
Date: Monday, January 29, 2018 at 17:54
To: "cncf-toc@..." <cncf-toc@...>
Subject: Re: [cncf-toc] [VOTE] Vitess project proposal (incubation)

Basically, I'm concerned that there are not really actual production users who also are project committers that aren't YouTube/Google.

On Jan 29, 2018 9:53 PM, "Camille Fournier" <skamille@...> wrote:
But it is not yet in prod? Bringing it to prod sounds like not.

On Jan 29, 2018 9:51 PM, "Sugu Sougoumarane" <ssougou@...> wrote:
Just got this confirmation from Hubspot: "Definitely using. Two dedicated full timers working on bringing it to prod. Three others supporting part time, plus me. We have a handful of prod clusters at this point and are starting wider scale rollout soon."

It's likely that the slides were prepared at different times, because they were on staging for a while.

On 29 January 2018 at 17:36, Camille Fournier <skamille@...> wrote:
I'm confused, is hubspot using or evaluating this product? The different slide decks seem to disagree.

On Jan 25, 2018 12:50 PM, "Chris Aniszczyk" <caniszczyk@...g> wrote:
The TOC has decided to invite Vitess ( as an INCUBATION level CNCF project, sponsored by Brian Grant from the TOC.

Vitess is a MySQL-compatible data orchestrator/platform. It orchestrates management of MySQL instances and has been serving all YouTube database traffic since 2011. Vitess has grown to encompass tens of thousands of MySQL nodes. It is also used by companies such as HubSpot, Slack and Square. 

The full project proposal is located here:

Please vote (+1/0/-1) on this thread... remember that the TOC has binding votes only, but we do appreciate non-binding votes from the community as a sign of support!

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