The Cloud Native Computing Foundation today announced that Vitess, a database clustering system it took under its wing two years ago, has graduated incubation, becoming the eighth open-source project to achieve the milestone to date.
Vitess is managed by a team of 14 core maintainers who collaborate with a community of more than 100 contributors. The project’s graduation was conditioned on the demonstration of a “documented, structured governance process” and a passing grade in a cybersecurity audit conducted by an outside firm on CNCF’s behalf.
Vitess is the eighth project to graduate, following Kubernetes, Prometheus, Envoy, CoreDNS, containerd, Fluentd, and Jaeger. To move from the maturity level of incubation to graduation, projects must demonstrate thriving adoption, a documented, structured governance process, and a strong commitment to community, sustainability, and inclusivity.