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.

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.

New Breakout Sessions

Vitess: Scaling MySQL Databases for the Web
Wednesday, April 11, at 4:30 p.m.
Sugu Sougoumarane and Mike Solomon, YouTube

Vitess is an open source project that packages many of the ad-hoc processes and conventions that grew out of managing and scaling MySQL at YouTube. Databases like MySQL have what it takes to provide an efficient data storage layer. What is missing is the ability to easily scale out and then coordinate many instances of a single logical schema. YouTube is planning to achieve this by providing a subset SQL front end with limited guarantees and a loosely coupled distributed system to automate complex management scenarios. This session will provide more detail on the Vitess project goals and the vtocc features. The speakers will be Mike Solomon and Sugu Sougoumarane, both from Google. Sougoumarane works on the architecture team and is a major contributor to the Vitess open source project. Solomon focuses on distributed systems, collaborated on the Vitess project, and is actively working to improve the efficiency of YouTube's MySQL infrastructure.

MySQL at Google
Thursday, April 12, at 1:00 p.m.
Razvan Musaloiu-E., Google

MySQL has a long history at Google and has been providing the company with a combination of speed, reliability and scalability, making it the preferred relational storage solution for many projects. This presentation will reveal what makes MySQL attractive to Google, provide an overview of the life of a MySQL installation at Google, share the rationale for and the experiences in moving from MySQL 5.0 to 5.1, and offer up some of the current challenges and future plans at Google. The speaker will be Razvan Musaloiu-E, a member of the Site Reliability Team that maintains Google’s largest MySQL installations.


Percona is currently running a contest to give away full conference passes (worth $995 each) to three lucky winners. As a second prize, 10 winners will also be awarded with a copy of the new book, High Performance MySQL, 3rd Edition (worth $55 each), the recently released update to the popular second edition. Contest submission is easy – simply share the conference with friends and colleagues via social networks. Multiple entries are accepted. The contest ends on March 22 with winners to be selected by March 26.


Additional sponsorship opportunities for the Percona Live MySQL Conference and Expo 2012 are still available. Sponsors become a part of a dynamic and growing ecosystem and interact with more than 1,000 developers, business managers, technology evangelists, database administrators, and entrepreneurs in the heart of Silicon Valley. Sponsors already committed to the event include:


For more information about the conference, visit the Percona Live MySQL Conference and Expo 2012 website. Interested community members can also register to receive email updates about the conference.


Events Details

What: Percona Live MySQL Conference and Expo 2012
Where: The Hyatt Regency Santa Clara and Santa Clara Convention Center
5101 Great America Parkway
Santa Clara, CA 95054
When: April 10-12, 2012

Company Information

Press Contacts
Terry Erisman
Percona LLC
(888) 401-3401 Ext. 555

About Percona LLC

Percona LLC has made MySQL faster and more reliable for over 1,800 consulting and support customers worldwide since 2006. Percona provides enterprise-grade MySQL support, consulting, training, and 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 and Percona XtraBackup, the only open source, hot backup utility for the InnoDB storage engine. The popular Percona Live conferences draw attendees and acclaimed speakers from around the world. For more information, visit

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