(Jul. 26 2019) – Though the relational data model inherently fights horizontal scaling attempts, it is the best understood and most used data model in the world. More than one company has planted its storage flag in the MySQL/MariaDB soil only to be confounded by success and the scalability challenges that come with it. Fortunately for users like YouTube and Slack, Vitess offers one of the most sophisticated, battle-tested scale-out sharding solutions for MySQL in the clustering space. In this webinar Sugu Sugumarane, one of the two Vitess founders discusses how Vitess performs its scale-out magic in a range of different use cases. If you find yourself wired to the MySQL API with a growing data set and rabid user base, this is a CNCF webinar not to miss.