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Third Annual Percona Live MySQL Conference and Expo "Vibrant and Upbeat"

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Next Percona Live Event Scheduled for London, November 2-3, 2014

PLEASANTON, California – April 10, 2014 – Percona, the company that makes MySQL faster and more reliable, today discussed the success of its third annual Percona Live MySQL Conference and Expo 2014, which took place April 1-4 at the Hyatt Regency Santa Clara and Santa Clara Convention Center. More than 1,100 attendees from 40 countries participated in the event, an increase of 15 percent over the previous year. This year’s event was sponsored by 34 companies and featured talks by industry luminaries from Oracle, Dropbox, Fusion-io, Continuent, and many more. Praise for the conference included, “the most vibrant, upbeat, and cheerful show in many years.”

“The third annual Percona Live MySQL Conference and Expo was once again bigger and more exciting than last year,” said Peter Zaitsev, Co-Founder and CEO at Percona. “From visionary talks to in-depth tutorials to important industry announcements, such as WebScaleSQL, it’s clear that a Percona Live conference is the ideal place where MySQL industry leaders come to connect, share, learn, and form the relationships that are making the MySQL community stronger than ever. I’m already looking forward to Percona Live London 2014 in November!”

This year’s conference was attended by all the significant MySQL server development teams: MySQL, Percona, and MariaDB. Nearly 130 industry thought leaders presented insights on technology, the market, the future of MySQL, and the MySQL community in a spirit of true cooperation. The conference also featured a number of exciting keynote presentations on topics including MySQL 5.7, MySQL and Hadoop integration, SSD storage, OpenStack, and using MySQL at scale. Recordings of these presentations can be viewed on the Percona Live conference website. A team from SiliconANGLE and Wikibon’s The Cube, attended the conference and recorded a number of video interviews with a wide range of industry experts. These are available via the conference website, SiliconANGLE, and a YouTube channel.

Open Source Appreciation Day

Percona Live MySQL Conference and Expo 2014 hosted a special Open Source Appreciation Day prior to the official opening of the conference. The two free events called OpenStack Today and CentOS Dojo Santa Clara featured talks from noteworthy speakers from the OpenStack, CentOS, and MySQL communities.

Percona Live Sponsors

The Percona Live MySQL Conference and Expo is made possible through the support of sponsors. The full list of sponsors includes:

  • Diamond Plus: Continuent, Fusion-io
  • Platinum: Booking.com
  • Gold: Machine Zone, Micron, Pythian, SkySQL
  • Silver: AppDynamics, Box, InfiniDB, Diablo, Galera/Codership, Google, Rackspace, Tesora, Twitter, Yelp
  • Exhibitors: Attunity, Blackbird (formerly PalominoDB), Dropbox, Etsy, FoundationDB, HGST, Rocket Fuel, RSSBus, ScaleArc, ScaleBase, Severalnines, Sphinx, Tokutek, VividCortex
  • Other: Devart, Facebook,, MailChimp, Webyog
  • Media: ADMIN Magazine, Datanami, DBTA, Linux Journal, Linux Pro Magazine, O’Reilly, Software Developer’s Journal
  • Open Source Appreciation Day: Tesora, hastexo, CentOS

Future Conferences

What:Percona Live London 2014
Where:Millennium Gloucester Conference Center
When:November 3-4, 2014
 
What:Percona Live MySQL Conference and Expo 2015
Where:The Hyatt Regency Santa Clara and Santa Clara Convention Center
When:April 13-16, 2014

Company Information

Press Contacts
Terry Erisman
Percona
(888) 401-3401 Ext. 555
terry.erisman@percona.com

About Percona

Percona has made MySQL faster and more reliable for over 2,000 consulting and support customers worldwide since 2006. Percona provides enterprise-grade MySQL support, Consulting, Training, Remote DBA, and Server Development services to companies such as Cisco Systems, Alcatel-Lucent, Groupon, and the BBC. Percona's founders authored the definitive book High Performance MySQL from O'Reilly Press and the widely read MySQL Performance Blog. Percona also develops software for MySQL users, including Percona Server, Percona XtraBackup, Percona XtraDB Cluster, and Percona Toolkit. The popular Percona Live conferences draw attendees and acclaimed speakers from around the world. For more information, visit www.percona.com.

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