October 21, 2014

Back to USA

As some of you surely know already I’m moving back to USA, so does Vadim. From very beginning we had much more business from US than from rest of the world combined so this is a great step in company development having more comfortable time zones for our customers (without having to work nights) as well as more readily available onsite consulting. This also will give better time distribution among time zones which makes it easier for us to provide 24/7 support for MySQL and other technologies.

Initially we thought of going to Seattle area where I’ve previously lived for about 2.5 years. However talking to our mostly Silicon Valley based customers we kept hearing they really want to see us in the Bay area and we thought a little bit more sun would not be bad either (especially after London and Kiev) so we were seduced and will be located in East Bay town Pleasanton.

We’re moving this weekend so our schedule is already erratic and will remain such perhaps by the end of next week.

About Peter Zaitsev

Peter managed the High Performance Group within MySQL until 2006, when he founded Percona. Peter has a Master's Degree in Computer Science and is an expert in database kernels, computer hardware, and application scaling.

Comments

  1. Wes Mahler says:

    Wow, I moved down to Silicon Valley from Portland, OR to build a web company. I’ve been having some stability problems int he past month, their a lot better now, I’ve read your blog on performance, and now your moving here! If you speak at any events down here I’d love to be there, and learn! We have an active MySQL meetup.com group, that I’m apart of in The Bay Area, anyways I’m sure everyone would love to hear your input, I’m sure your extremely busy though.

    Cheers, Silicon Valley!

  2. peter says:

    Thank you Wes,

    Indeed I’m going to attend MySQL Meetup groups and I guess there are indeed many speaking opportunities in the Valley.

  3. deyes says:

    The more the merrier! we’ll definitely have some work for you once you’re local. Happy travels!

  4. leo says:

    Bad for us (Europeans, I mean)! Good for you! Enjoy the california sun and wine!

  5. yingkuan says:

    great, welcome to Bay Area!

  6. peter says:

    Thank you. Today was really nice day after all this rain last week :)

  7. Hey, that’s great news. I’ve just moved to the US as well (from India), and am living in the Bay Area – South Bay (Sunnyvale).

  8. Vlad says:

    Why doesn’t European area produce the same amount of orders as US?

  9. peter says:

    People in Europe prefer to deal in their local language and English is only native for UK which is much smaller than US and has much less opensource adoption than US in my opinion.

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