The Drizzle is a community-driven open source project that is building a database optimized for Cloud and Net applications. It is being designed for massive concurrency on modern multi-cpu/core architecture. The code is originally derived from MySQL.
The project is focused on making a database that is:
2) Fast and scalable on modern architecture
3) Simple design for ease of installation and management
The Drizzle team has removed non-essential code, re-factored the remaining code into a plugin-based
architecture and modernized the code base moving to C++.