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How Percona Helps You to Run MySQL Successfully

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Thursday, September 12, 2013 - 09:00 to 09:30


Over years Percona Helped more than 2,000 customers to be more successful with MySQL. In this session Percona CEO Peter Zaitsev will provide the overview of the Open Source software Percona has created over the the years - Percona Server, Percona Xtrabackup, Percona Toolkit, Percona XtraDB Cluster as well as other services that Percona can offer to maximize your success with MySQL.


Peter Zaitsev

Peter Zaitsev

Founder, CEO

Peter is arguably the world's foremost expert in MySQL performance and scaling, with a special expertise in hardware and database internals. A native of Moscow, Peter first became a MySQL user in 1998 and quickly became both a technologist and manager in some of Russia's early large MySQL installations. Peter was personally recruited in 2002 by MySQL's founder to manage the High Performance Group within the MySQL Support Team until 2006, when he left to found Percona. Peter has guided Percona from a two-person, bootstrapped startup to a worldwide organization with an international reputation for high quality MySQL software and services.

Peter's work has contributed to dozens of MySQL appliances, storage engines, replication systems, and other technologies. He has advised some of the world's largest MySQL users -- including many Fortune 500 firms and household name web sites -- on MySQL best practices, especially performance scaling and optimization. Peter co-authored High Performance MySQL along with two other Percona experts. He is a frequently invited guest at open source conferences, and has been a sell-out speaker at the yearly MySQL User Conference since its inception. Peter currently lives in North Carolina with his wife and their two children. He holds a Master's Degree in Computer Science from Moscow State University.

Peter welcomes emails directly from Percona customers and users to him.