This is a cool open source project that was originally created by our friends at PubNative.
The tech team at PubNative have come up with a nifty new Go MySQL driver that creates less objects in the heap, resulting in a lower Garbage Collection time. It’s really easy to use. Check out the readme, try it out, and give them your feedback!
The README part:
Part of the README, which explains the motivation:
Reading a massive number of records from a DB can significantly increase the Garbage Collection (GC) pause-time that can be very sensitive for high-throughput, low-latency applications.
Because of the above and the need for a GC-friendly MySQL driver, we've decided not to follow the database/sql interface and write this driver.