Accepting Speaker Proposals Through Nov. 29, 2015; New: Community Voting on Speaker Topics

DURHAM, North Carolina – Oct. 26, 2015 Percona, the company that delivers enterprise-class MySQL® and MongoDB® solutions and services, today announced that the Call for Speakers for Percona Live Data Performance Conference & Expo 2016 (formerly MySQL Conference and Expo) is open and accepting speaker proposals through Nov. 29, 2015. Percona Live Data Performance Conference & Expo 2016 will take place April 18-21, 2016 at The Hyatt Regency Santa Clara and Santa Clara Convention Center. Sponsorship opportunities are available, and Super Saver Registration Discounts can be purchased through Dec. 20, 2015 at 11:30 p.m. PST. New this year, the 2016 conference will feature community voting to help determine which talks are selected for the conference.

Percona Live Data Performance Conference & Expo 2016 is the premier event for the rich and diverse open source community and businesses that thrive in the MySQL and NoSQL marketplaces. Attendees include DBAs, sysadmins, developers, architects, CTOs, and CEOs representing organizations from industry giants such as Oracle to start-ups. Vendors increasingly rely on the conference as a major opportunity to connect with potential high-value customers from around the world.

The 2016 conference will feature a variety of formal tracks, including New and Trending Topics, Big Data, Analytics, Security, Scalability and Performance, Architecture and Design, Operations and Management, Development, Case Studies, and Sponsored Talks. Speaker proposals are welcome on a variety of related technologies, including MySQL, MongoDB, Amazon Web Services (AWS), OpenStack, Redis, Docker and many more. Focus areas can include Devops, High Availability, Programming, Web Services, Optimization and other areas of interest.

In an effort to involve the community in the selection of speaking sessions, Percona has implemented a community voting process. After a speaker submits a proposal they are provided a link to share with the community asking for their vote. The more highly ranked proposals will continue onto the next phase of the voting process with the conference committee.

Breakout sessions are 50 minutes in length, including a Q&A. Tutorial sessions are focused on an immediate and practical application of in-depth knowledge and are targeted at a level between a training class and a conference breakout session. Tutorial speakers should assume that attendees will have laptops to work through detailed and potentially hands-on presentations. Tutorials are typically three hours in length, including a Q&A, but submissions will also be accepted for full-day, 6-hour tutorials.

Selected speakers will receive a complimentary full conference pass.


Sponsorship opportunities for Percona Live Data Performance Conference & Expo 2016 are available and offer the opportunity to interact with more than 1,000 DBAs, sysadmins, developers, CTOs, CEOs, business managers, technology evangelists, solution vendors, and entrepreneurs who typically attend the event.

Planning to Attend?

Super Saver Registration Discounts for Percona Live Data Performance Conference & Expo 2016 are available through Dec. 20, 2015 at 11:30 p.m. PST.

Visit the Percona Live Data Performance Conference & Expo 2016 website for more information about the conference. Interested community members can also register to receive email updates about Percona Live Data Performance Conference & Expo 2016.

What: Percona Live Data Performance Conference & Expo 2016

Where: The Hyatt Regency Santa Clara and Santa Clara Convention Center 5101 Great America Parkway Santa Clara, CA 95054

When: April 18-21, 2016

Call For Papers Deadline: Nov. 29, 2015

Company Information

Press Contacts

Brigit Valencia

For Percona

(360) 597-4516

About Percona

With more than 3,000 customers worldwide, Percona is the only company that delivers enterprise-class solutions for both MySQL® and MongoDB® across traditional and cloud-based platforms. The company provides Software, Support, Consulting, and Managed Services to some of the largest and most well-known brands on the Internet such as Cisco Systems, Time Warner Cable, Alcatel-Lucent, Groupon, and the BBC, as well as to many smaller companies looking to maximize application performance while streamlining database efficiencies. Well established as thought leaders, Percona experts author content for the Percona Performance Blog. The popular Percona Live conferences draw attendees and acclaimed speakers from around the world. For more information, visit


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