Supported Databases

Vitess deploys, scales and manages clusters of open-source SQL database instances. Currently, Vitess supports the MySQL, Percona and MariaDB databases.

The VTGate proxy server advertises its version as MySQL 5.7.

MySQL versions 5.6 to 8.0 #

Vitess supports the core features of MySQL versions 5.6 to 8.0, with some limitations. Vitess also supports Percona Server for MySQL versions 5.6 to 8.0.

With MySQL 5.6 reaching end of life in February 2021, it is recommended to deploy MySQL 5.7 and later.

MariaDB versions 10.0 to 10.3 #

Vitess supports the core features of MariaDB versions 10.0 to 10.3. Vitess does not yet support version 10.4 of MariaDB.

See also #