It is my pleasure to announce that Percona has acquired Tokutek
and will take over development and support for TokuDB® and
TokuMX™ as well as the revolutionary Fractal Tree® indexing
technology that enables those products to deliver improved
performance, reliability and compression for modern Big Data
At Percona we have been working with the Tokutek team since 2009,
helping to improve performance and scalability. The TokuDB
storage engine has been available for Percona Server for about a
year, so joining forces is quite a natural step for us.
Fractal Tree indexing technology—developed by years of data
science research at MIT, Stony Brook University and Rutgers
University—is the new generation data structure which, for many
workloads, leapfrogs traditional B-tree technology which was
invented in 1972 (over 40 years ago!). It is also often
superior to LSM indexing, especially for mixed workloads.