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Press Releases 2012

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Our releases of 2012, in reverse chronological order:

Percona Publishes Impressive Line-Up of Speakers for Second Annual Percona Live MySQL Conference and Expo

PLEASANTON, California – December 19, 2012 – Percona LLC, the company that makes MySQL faster and more reliable, announced a stellar speaker schedule for the Percona Live MySQL Conference and Expo 2013. The 2012 conference was widely regarded as one of the best MySQL-focused conferences in years. With sponsorship and speakers from some of the world’s most admired brands, the conference was enthusiastically received by more than 1,000 attendees, many of whom praised the breadth and caliber of the sessions. The conference was so popular that Percona added a fourth day to the 2013 conference schedule.


Percona Publishes Tutorial Schedule for Second Annual Percona Live MySQL Conference and Expo 2013

PLEASANTON, California – December 5, 2012 – Percona LLC, the company that makes MySQL faster and more reliable, announced the tutorial schedule for the Percona Live MySQL Conference and Expo 2013. The 2012 conference was widely regarded as one of the best MySQL-focused conferences in years. With sponsorship and speakers from some of the world’s most admired brands, the conference was enthusiastically received by more than 1,000 attendees, many of whom praised the breadth and caliber of the sessions. The conference was so popular that Percona added a fourth day to the 2013 conference schedule.


Hosting Providers Turn to Percona Server for Increased Database Speed and Performance

PLEASANTON, California – Oct. 29, 2012 – Percona LLC, the company that makes MySQL faster and more reliable, today announced rapid and increasing adoption of Percona Server by hosting providers. Blue Host, Crucial Web Hosting, FirstServer, HP, Joyent, RackSpace and SpeedySparrow are among the hosting providers that are making Percona Server Version 5.5.28-29.1, the latest release of Percona’s enhanced drop-in replacement for MySQL, available to their customers.


MySQL Community to Converge in New York City for Percona Live New York 2012 MySQL Conference

PLEASANTON, California – September 20, 2012 – Percona LLC, the company that makes MySQL faster and more reliable, has put the final touches on its second annual Percona Live New York 2012 conference taking place Oct. 1-2, 2012 at Sentry Centers, 730 Third Avenue in New York City. Percona recently added keynotes from industry luminaries Clayton Cole of Clustrix and Robert Hodges of Continuent to the conference’s roster of impressive speakers. Featuring two full days of presentations and tutorials, an impressive exhibit hall, and an engaging networking reception Tuesday night following the day’s breakout sessions, Percona Live New York 2012 is this fall’s best opportunity for MySQL users and developers on the east coast to share expertise and learn from the industry’s top practitioners. Attendees who register by September 27, 2012 using the code “PLNY12” will receive 15 percent off the registration fee.


gutefrage.net Standardizes on Percona XtraDB Cluster

PLEASANTON, California – September 18, 2012 – Percona LLC, the company that makes MySQL faster and more reliable, today announced that gutefrage.net GmbH, Germany’s No. 3 web destination, has moved its production systems onto Percona XtraDB Cluster to improve availability and uptime while lowering its total cost of ownership (TCO).


Initial Roster of Speakers Revealed for Percona Live London 2012 MySQL Conference

PLEASANTON, California – September 5, 2012 – Percona LLC, the company that makes MySQL faster and more reliable, today announced the initial list of speakers for its annual MySQL-focused conference, Percona Live London 2012, taking place December 3-4, 2012 at the Millennium Gloucester Conference Centre. Early Bird registration discounts for Percona Live London 2012 are available through September 27, 2012. Special hotel group rates are also available.


New Speakers Enhance Already Stellar Line-Up for Percona Live New York 2012 MySQL Conference

PLEASANTON, California – August 29, 2012 – Percona LLC, the company that makes MySQL faster and more reliable, today announced an additional track of speakers for its Percona Live New York 2012 conference taking place Oct. 1-2, 2012 at Sentry Centers, 730 Third Avenue in New York City. Percona Live New York 2012 will feature two full days of speakers and tutorials and is an excellent opportunity for MySQL users and developers to share expertise and learn from the industry’s top practitioners. Early Bird registration discounts for Percona Live New York 2012 will expire on September 1, 2012.


Updates for Percona Server, the Enhanced Drop-in Replacement for MySQL, Released

PLEASANTON, California – Aug. 23, 2012 – Percona LLC, the company that makes MySQL faster and more reliable, today announced Percona Server Version 5.5.27-28.0, the latest release of the company’s enhanced drop-in replacement for MySQL. The new version offers four advanced features that speed up searches, increase security, and provide administrators with more control over their Percona Server environment. Offered free as an open source solution, Percona Server offers breakthrough performance, scalability, features, and instrumentation. Its self-tuning algorithms and support for extremely high-performance hardware make it the clear choice for companies that demand the utmost performance and reliability from their MySQL database server.


Call for Speakers for the Second Annual Percona Live MySQL Conference and Expo 2013 Open Through October 12th

PLEASANTON, California – August 13, 2012 – Percona LLC, the company that makes MySQL faster and more reliable, announced that the Call for Speakers for the Percona Live MySQL Conference and Expo 2013 is open and accepting speaker proposals through October 12, 2012. The 2013 event will be held at The Hyatt Regency Santa Clara and Santa Clara Convention Center, from April 22-25.


August 17th Deadline Quickly Approaching to Submit Speaker Proposals for Percona Live London MySQL Conference

PLEASANTON, California – August 13, 2012 – Percona LLC, the company that makes MySQL faster and more reliable, today issued a reminder that August 17, 2012 is the deadline to submit Speaker Proposals for Percona Live London 2012 taking place December 3-4, 2012 at the Millennium Gloucester Conference Centre. Super Saver registration discounts for Percona Live London 2012 are available until August 31, 2012.


Call for Speakers Now Open for Percona Live London MySQL Conference

PLEASANTON, California - June 26, 2012 -- Percona LLC, the company that makes MySQL faster and more reliable, today announced August 17, 2012 as the Call for Speakers deadline for Percona Live London 2012 taking place December 3-4, 2012 at the Millennium Gloucester Conference Centre. Super Saver registration discounts for Percona Live London 2012 are available until August 31, 2012.


Speakers Unveiled for Percona Live New York 2012 MySQL Conference

PLEASANTON, California - June 13, 2012 -- Percona LLC, the company that makes MySQL faster and more reliable, today announced the initial list of speakers for its Percona Live New York 2012 conference taking place Oct. 1-2, 2012 at Sentry Centers, 730 Third Avenue in New York City. Percona Live New York 2012 will feature two full days of speakers and tutorials and is an excellent opportunity for MySQL users and developers to share expertise and learn from the industry’s top practitioners. Percona also announced that its Super Saver registration discounts for Percona Live New York 2012 will expire on August 1, 2012.


Percona Demonstrates MySQL Industry Leadership with New Product and Service Offerings, Sales and Technology Partnerships, Conference Initiatives, and Explosive Growth

PLEASANTON, California – June 5, 2012 – Percona LLC the company that makes MySQL faster and more reliable, today highlighted its increasing momentum in the first half of 2012. Percona has continued to demonstrate MySQL industry leadership by releasing breakthrough and enhanced products and services, creating key sales and technology partnerships, advancing MySQL development and education via its acclaimed Percona Live Conferences, and demonstrating explosive growth in its Percona Support sales and overall customer base.


Zend Technologies Selects Percona to Support Zend DBi, Replacement for MySQL on IBM i

PLEASANTON, California -“ May 8, 2012 - Percona LLC the company that makes MySQL faster and more reliable, today announced that Zend Technologies Ltd. has selected Percona to maintain and support Zend DBi, the drop-in replacement for MySQL on the IBM i platform. The move ensures that companies that have standardized on IBM i can make a seamless transition to a feature-rich, fully supported, and open source alternative MySQL solution.


Call for Speakers Deadline is Approaching for Percona Live MySQL Conference in New York

San Francisco, CA -“ May 1, 2012 – Percona LLC the company that makes MySQL faster and more reliable, today confirmed that May 14, 2012 is the Call for Speakers deadline for Percona Live New York 2012 taking place Oct. 1-2, 2012 at Sentry Centers, 730 Third Avenue in New York City.


April Percona Live MySQL Conference and Expo in Santa Clara Hailed as “Best MySQL Event in Years”

San Francisco, CA – April 18, 2012 – Percona LLC the company that makes MySQL faster and more reliable, today commented on the success of its Percona Live MySQL Conference and Expo, which took place at the Hyatt Regency Santa Clara and Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, Calif., April 10-12, 2012. With sponsorship and speakers from some of the world’s most admired brands, including Diamond Sponsors HP, Amazon Web Services, McAfee, Clustrix, and Akiban and additional sponsors Craigslist, Facebook, Google, and many more, the conference was enthusiastically received by more than 1,000 attendees, many of whom praised the breadth and caliber of the sessions. Percona today also issued a Call for Participation for Percona Live New York 2012, which will take place Oct. 1-2, 2012 at Sentry Centers 730 Third Avenue in New York City. The deadline for submitting papers is May 14, 2012.


Percona Bundles New Relic to Provide Gold and Platinum Support Customers with Comprehensive Application Visibility

San Francisco, CA -€“ April 10, 2012 -€“ New Relic, Inc., the SaaS-based cloud application performance management provider, today announced that Percona, the company that makes MySQL faster and more reliable, will include a subscription to New Relic’s application monitoring tool with its Gold and Platinum Support contracts in order to provide customers with 24x7 app performance data, deep insight into how the application is using MySQL, proactive notifications, and code-level visibility. As a self-service tool, New Relic will enable users to solve many MySQL issues without contacting Percona, leading to faster issue resolution for users. New Relic also provides the Percona support team with valuable information when customers do contact them for assistance. Percona will include a New Relic Professional subscription for up to three hosts in their Gold and Platinum Support contracts.


Percona Toolkit 2.1 for MySQL Enables Schema Changes without Scheduling Downtime

PLEASANTON, California - April 5, 2012 -- Percona LLC, the company that makes MySQL faster and more reliable, today announced the availability of Percona Toolkit 2.1, the latest release of the company’s open source administration tools for MySQL and Percona Server. The new version allows administrators to change schemas without scheduling downtime, thus increasing system availability and administrator productivity.


Percona XtraBackup 2.0 for MySQL and Percona Server Provides Increased Performance

PLEASANTON, California - April 4, 2012 -- Percona LLC, the company that makes MySQL faster and more reliable, today announced Percona XtraBackup 2.0, the latest release of the company’s open source hot backup solution for MySQL and Percona Server. The new version offers parallel compression and streaming incremental backups to increase backup performance. In addition, Percona XtraBackup 2.0 supports node provisioning for Percona’s recently announced Percona XtraDB Cluster.


Percona XtraDB Cluster Open Source Software Provides a New Approach to High Availability MySQL

PLEASANTON, California - April 3, 2012 -- Percona LLC, the company that makes MySQL faster and more reliable, today announced the release of Percona XtraDB Cluster, a new approach to high availability MySQL. A breakthrough MySQL technology, Percona XtraDB Cluster is the only free, open source MySQL solution on the market today that uses the Codership Galera replication library—providing high performance, synchronous, multi-master replication—to guarantee data consistency. XtraDB Cluster enables high availability at lower costs, including no investment in the solution itself, reduced costs for developing the high availability architecture, and reduced training and education costs.


Percona Live MySQL Conference and Expo Offers Outstanding Panel of MySQL Industry Leaders on Diamond Sponsor Keynote Panel

PLEASANTON, California - April 2, 2012 -- Percona LLC, the company that makes MySQL faster and more reliable,today announced its Diamond Sponsor Keynote Panel for the Percona Live MySQL Conference and Expo taking place at the Hyatt Regency Santa Clara and Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, Calif., April 10-12, 2012. Moderated by Baron Schwartz, Percona’s chief performance architect, “Future Perfect: The Road Ahead for MySQL” will feature a panel of MySQL industry leaders, including: Sundar Raghavan, director product management at Amazon; Paul Mikesell, CEO of Clustrix; a representative from HP; and, a representative from McAfee, which recently joined the conference as a Diamond Sponsor. AOL has also recently joined the conference as a lunch sponsor.


Amazon Web Services Joins Percona Live MySQL Conference and Expo as Diamond Sponsor; New Breakout Sessions Describe MySQL Usage at Google and YouTube

PLEASANTON, California - March 20, 2012 -- Percona LLC, the company that makes MySQL faster and more reliable, today announced that Amazon Web Services has signed on as a Diamond Sponsor of the Percona Live MySQL Conference and Expo taking place at the Hyatt Regency Santa Clara and Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, Calif., April 10-12, 2012. Percona also announced the addition of two exciting breakout sessions discussing MySQL usage at Google and YouTube.


Percona Announces Submission Deadlines for BOFs and Lightning Talks for the Percona Live MySQL Conference and Expo

PLEASANTON, California - March 6, 2012 -- Percona LLC, the company that makes MySQL faster and more reliable, has announced that March 12, 2012 is the deadline for Birds of a Feather and Lightning Talk submissions for the Percona Live MySQL Conference and Expo taking place at the Hyatt Regency Santa Clara and Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, Calif., April 10-12, 2012. March 12 also marks the last day attendees can benefit from early bird registration pricing and take advantage of the hotel group rate.


FirstServer Offers Percona Server as MySQL Option for Hosted Cloud Applications

PLEASANTON, California - February 22, 2012 -- Percona LLC, the company that makes MySQL faster and more reliable, today announced that FirstServer, Inc., a leading web hosting company in Japan and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Yahoo! JAPAN Corporation., will include a Percona-branded version of Percona Server as an option for FirstServer’s Z Cloud service. Offered in partnership with Joyent, a global provider of cloud computing solutions, FirstServer’s Z Cloud allows service providers, data center operators and systems integrators to offer cloud services to next-generation game, media, social entertainment network, and 4G LTE mobile application companies. The addition of Percona Server, the enhanced, drop-in replacement for MySQL, as an option for the service will enable Z Cloud customers that host their applications in the cloud to take advantage of Percona Server’s breakthrough performance, scalability, reliability, instrumentation, and features, including self-tuning algorithms.


Percona Announces Stellar Keynotes for Percona Live MySQL Conference and Expo

PLEASANTON, California - February 15, 2012 -- Percona LLC, the company that makes MySQL faster and more reliable, has published an impressive lineup of keynote speakers for its Percona Live MySQL Conference and Expo taking place at the Hyatt Regency Santa Clara and Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, Calif., April 10-12, 2012. Formerly the MySQL Conference & Expo hosted by O’Reilly and Associates, this “must attend” three-day event provides a great opportunity for MySQL users, developers and vendors to exchange knowledge and information about MySQL and attend breakout sessions, keynotes, and tutorials presented by some of the most respected MySQL practitioners in the industry.


Percona’s 2011 Milestones Include Continued Growth, New Services, and MySQL Industry Education Initiatives

PLEASANTON, California - February 9, 2012 -- Percona LLC, the company that makes MySQL faster and more reliable, today announced continued growth and momentum for 2011. During the past year,Percona achieved significant corporate milestones, expanded its solution offering via new and enhanced products and services, andfurthered MySQL industry education through the launch of its acclaimed Percona Live Conference series.


Percona Publishes Impressive Schedule of Speakers for Percona Live MySQL Conference and Expo

PLEASANTON, California - January 24, 2012 -- Percona LLC, the company that makes MySQL faster and more reliable, has published the schedule of breakout sessions and speakers and secured a new group of leading corporate sponsors for its Percona Live MySQL Conference and Expo taking place at the Hyatt Regency Santa Clara and Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, California, April 10-12, 2012. Formerly the MySQL Conference & Expo hosted by O’Reilly and Associates, this “must attend” three-day event provides a great opportunity for MySQL users, developers and vendors to exchange knowledge and information about MySQL and attend breakout sessions, keynotes, and tutorials presented by some of the most respected MySQL practitioners in the industry.


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