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Press Releases 2013

Our 2013 press releases in reverse chronological order:

Percona Announces Initial Speakers and Sponsors for the Third Annual Percona Live MySQL Conference and Expo 2014

PLEASANTON, California – December 11, 2013 – Percona, the company that makes MySQL faster and more reliable, revealed the initial roster of speakers for the Third Annual Percona Live MySQL Conference and Expo 2014 to be held at The Hyatt Regency Santa Clara and Santa Clara Convention Center, April 1-4, 2014. Sponsorship opportunities and Early Bird registration discounts for the information-packed event are currently available.

Percona Named to 2013 San Francisco Business Times’ 100 Fastest-Growing Private Companies List

PLEASANTON, California – Oct. 23, 2013 – Percona, the company that makes MySQL faster and more reliable, today announced it has been ranked No. 70 on San Francisco Business Times’ "Fast 100" list of the fastest-growing private companies in the Bay Area. The annual list recognizes companies for financial and performance growth over the past three years.

Percona Server 5.6 Delivers the Most Powerful Features and Highest Performance of Any Free MySQL® Variant

PLEASANTON, California - Oct. 8, 2013 - Percona, the company that unlocks optimal MySQL performance and reliability, today announced Percona Server 5.6, the latest release of the company's enhanced, drop-in replacement for MySQL. The new version offers all the improvements found in MySQL 5.6 Community Edition plus scalability, availability, backup, and security features found only in MySQL 5.6 Enterprise Edition, which requires a support contract from Oracle to access. The free download of Percona Server 5.6 also includes superior diagnostics and improved integration with other Percona software.

International MySQL Community to Gather in London for Third Annual Percona Live London Conference

PLEASANTON, California – Oct. 1, 2013 – Percona, the company that makes MySQL faster and more reliable, today announced details of Percona Live London, the third annual MySQL conference in London, taking place at the Millennium Gloucester Conference Center, November 11-12, 2013. The information-packed event will feature four keynote speeches by industry luminaries and an array of tutorials on the topics that are the most relevant to MySQL developers.

Percona Sees Continued Explosive Growth in Support Service for MySQL®

PLEASANTON, California – September 10, 2013 – Percona, the company that makes MySQL® faster and more reliable, today announced continued strong customer adoption of the Percona Support service for MySQL, with sales in the first eight months of 2013 exceeding total sales in all of 2012 thanks to extremely high levels of customer satisfaction. This follows more than a 350% increase in sales from 2011 to 2012.

Call for Speakers for the Third Annual Percona Live MySQL Conference and Expo 2014 Now Open Through November 22nd

PLEASANTON, California – September 4, 2013 – Percona, the company that makes MySQL faster and more reliable, announced that the Call for Speakers for the Percona Live MySQL Conference and Expo 2014 is open and accepting speaker proposals through November 22, 2013. The 2014 event will be held at The Hyatt Regency Santa Clara and Santa Clara Convention Center, from April 1-4. Sponsorship opportunities and Super Saver Registration discounts are also available.

Percona Named to 2013 Inc. 5000

PLEASANTON, California – Aug. 22, 2013 – Percona, the company that makes MySQL faster and more reliable, has been named to the 2013 Inc. 5000 list. The list measures revenue growth from 2009 through 2012 for U.S.-based companies that were privately held, for profit, and independent as of December 31, 2012. Percona made the list at number 1,566 out of all 5,000 companies and was number 122 for all software companies.

Percona Continues MySQL Industry Dominance with Game-Changing Software and Services, Successful Percona Live Conference Series, and Explosive Customer and Software Downloads Growth

PLEASANTON, California – July 10, 2013 – Percona, the company that makes MySQL faster and more reliable, today highlighted continued momentum during the first half of 2013. Percona continues to deliver breakthrough products and services that help companies meet today’s data challenges by cost-effectively and reliably scaling their database footprint with optimal performance and reliability. Percona has surpassed 2,000 total customers, experienced nearly 80% year-over-year growth in Support bookings, generated over 500,000 downloads of its open source software, and grew to nearly 100 employees during the first half of 2013. The company’s Percona Live Conferences continue to draw elite companies and experts from across the MySQL industry, and a call for papers has been issued for Percona Live London. Percona has also garnered two notable industry awards, reflecting the impact the company is having on the MySQL community.

Percona XtraBackup 2.1 Meets Demands of Large-Scale MySQL Deployments

PLEASANTON, California – May 7, 2013 – Percona, the company that makes MySQL faster and more reliable, today announced Percona XtraBackup 2.1, the latest release of the company’s open source hot backup solution for MySQL and Percona Server. The new version offers improved performance, enterprise-grade security, and lower resource usage.

Second Annual Percona Live MySQL Conference and Expo Called “Awesome”

PLEASANTON, California – May 7, 2013 – Percona, the company that makes MySQL faster and more reliable, today discussed the success of its second annual Percona Live MySQL Conference and Expo 2013, which took place April 22-25 at the Hyatt Regency Santa Clara and Santa Clara Convention Center. Attendees represented 35 countries and 6 continents with total attendees growing by 15% over the 2012 event. Nearly 20% more sponsors exhibited this year than in 2012. Percona Live featured talks by industry luminaries from Oracle, Percona, 451 Research, HP Cloud Division, Amazon Web Services, Continuent, Monty Program Ab, and many more. Praise for the conference spread across Twitter (hashtag: #perconalive), where “awesome” was a common descriptor.

International MySQL Community to Gather for Information-Packed Second Annual Percona Live MySQL Conference and Expo

PLEASANTON, California – April 10, 2013 – Percona, the company that makes MySQL faster and more reliable, today announced that MySQL 5.6, Percona Server, MariaDB, and cloud computing will be hot topics at the second annual Percona Live MySQL Conference and Expo 2013, taking place April 22-25, 2013, at the Hyatt Regency Santa Clara and Santa Clara Convention Center. The MySQL Conference is now 10 years old, and Percona is pleased to carry on the annual tradition with an information-rich event where participants can reconnect with old friends, meet new friends, encounter new companies and technologies, conduct business, and learn about the evolution of MySQL from 6 keynotes by industry luminaries, 110 breakout sessions led by more than 90 MySQL experts, and 15 in-depth pre-conference tutorials.

Percona Toolkit 2.2 for MySQL Now Supports MySQL 5.6 and Percona XtraDB Cluster

PLEASANTON, California - March 25, 2013 - Percona, the company that makes MySQL faster and more reliable, today announced the availability of Percona Toolkit 2.2, the latest release of the company's open source administration tools for MySQL which also work with Percona Server, the drop-in replacement for MySQL. The new version adds support for Percona XtraDB Cluster and MySQL 5.6. Enhancements also make Percona Toolkit 2.2 more resilient and easier to use.

Birds of a Feather Sessions and Lightning Talks Announced for Second Annual Percona Live MySQL Conference and Expo

PLEASANTON, California – March 12, 2013 – Percona, the company that makes MySQL faster and more reliable, today announced the full listing of the popular Birds of a Feather and Lightning Talk sessions to be held during the Tuesday and Wednesday evening networking and community receptions at the second annual Percona Live MySQL Conference and Expo 2013. Percona also published a new breakout session led by Facebook technical experts and announced that Tomas Ulin, Vice President of MySQL Engineering at Oracle will present a keynote and three Oracle MySQL technologists will present technical breakout sessions. Micron Technology, Virident, Rackspace, Twitter, Fusion-io and ScaleDB join an impressive list of industry leaders already committed to sponsoring this year’s event.

Percona Remote DBA Service Provides Cost-Effective MySQL Expertise Anywhere, Anytime

PLEASANTON, California – March 6, 2013 – Percona, the company that makes MySQL faster and more reliable, today announced the general availability of the Percona Remote DBA service to provide organizations with comprehensive database administrator (DBA) expertise as a service. Percona Remote DBA experts login to a company’s MySQL servers remotely to apply operational best practices that optimize performance and availability, install monitoring software, and respond 24x7 to database problems. Percona Remote DBA is offered for a fixed monthly fee based on deployment size and includes an unlimited number of issues, eliminating budgetary surprises and offering a clear return on investment.

Pricefalls Standardizes on Percona Server

PLEASANTON, California – February 28, 2013 – Percona, the company that makes MySQL faster and more reliable, today announced that Pricefalls has standardized on Percona Server for its online marketplace and auction website, replacing MySQL Community Edition. As a transaction site supporting more than 10 million products, Pricefalls requires a stable, secure and easily replicated database that supports high transaction volumes. With Percona Server, the company has achieved more than a 400 percent performance increase, gained greater insight into transactions, and improved its transaction tracking and data mining capabilities, all while controlling costs.

Percona Welcomes HP and Amazon Web Services as Keynote Speakers for Second Annual Percona Live MySQL Conference and Expo

PLEASANTON, California – February 13, 2013 – Percona, the company that makes MySQL faster and more reliable, announced the addition of HP and Amazon Web Services as conference keynote speakers. Percona also announced new conference sponsors HP, GenieDB, GreenSQL, DaniWeb, Software Developer’s Journal, and Web and PHP Magazine. Early Bird ticket pricing is available through February 24 for the Percona Live MySQL Conference and Expo 2013 and single day tickets are now available. In addition, proposals are now being accepted for Birds of a Feather and Lightning Talks.

Percona Continues to Set the Bar for MySQL Industry Leadership

PLEASANTON, California – January 29, 2013 – Percona, the company that makes MySQL faster and more reliable, today highlighted its continued MySQL industry leadership throughout 2012, as its worldwide customer base grew to over 1,800. The company, which released major updates across its product portfolio during the year, also continued to deliver on its commitment to MySQL development and education via highly acclaimed Percona Live Conferences in Santa Clara, New York and London. During 2012, Percona also signed a number of high-profile customers and established new sales and technology partnerships to improve the customer experience.

Percona Announces Keynote Speakers, DotOrg Pavilion, and Additional Sponsors for Second Annual Percona Live MySQL Conference and Expo

PLEASANTON, California – January 22, 2013 – Percona, the company that makes MySQL faster and more reliable, announced the first of the conference keynote speakers, availability of a DotOrg Pavilion, and new sponsors including Amazon Web Services, Google, Clustrix, Scalebase, PalominoDB, Database Trends & Applications, and Linux Journal, for the Percona Live MySQL Conference and Expo 2013. In addition, nominations are now being accepted for the 2013 MySQL Community Awards which will be awarded during the Community Networking Reception during the conference.

Percona Wins 2013 DeveloperWeek Best of Tech Award

PLEASANTON, California – January 18, 2013 – Percona LLC, the company that makes MySQL faster and more reliable, today announced Percona Server has been recognized as The Top Innovator in the SQL Technologies category of the 2013 DeveloperWeek Best of Tech Awards. Award winners are determined by a combination of peer voting and a review from an independent panel of judges. According to a 451 Research report titled, “MySQL vs. NoSQL and NewSQL: 2011-2015”, Percona Server is one of the most deployed alternatives to MySQL. Percona Server offers hosting providers 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.

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