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Baidu needed SQL at massive scale

Baidu uses CockroachDB to automate operations for applications that access 2TB of data with 50M inserts / day.

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Baidu replaced sharded MySQL with CockroachDB to support nearly 1 Billion Users

Baidu is a $90B+ internet company serving hundreds of millions of users with web products ranging from search to shopping to cloud storage. Their DBA team faces the unique challenge of needing to support massive amounts of data while also delivering a good experience for internal application developers. The case study details how CockroachDB is replacing sharded MySQL within Baidu, giving their DBA team a distributed database that scales horizontally while providing the SQL interface application developers are familiar with.