Percona Issues Call for Participation for Percona Live New York 2012, Slated for Oct. 1-2

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.

“We want to thank all of our attendees, speakers and sponsors for making this first Percona Live MySQL Conference and Expo a huge success,” said Peter Zaitsev, Co-Founder and CEO, at Percona. “The feedback has been really positive and attendees are already excited about next year’s conference, which will take place April 22-25, 2013, once again at the Hyatt Regency Santa Clara and Santa Clara Convention Center.”

Recordings of the conference keynote sessions are available at: and include:

  • Future Perfect: The Road Ahead for MySQL, a panel discussion with industry leaders from HP, Amazon Web Services, McAfee, Clustrix, and Akiban
  • What Comes Next, by Mark Callaghan, Software Engineer, Database Infrastructure, Facebook
  • MySQL: Still the Best Choice for Mission-Critical Data, by Sam Ghods, Vice President of Technology, Box
  • The New MySQL Cloud Ecosystem, by Brian Aker, Fellow, HP, and Lead Developer on the community-driven Drizzle open source database
  • Making LAMP a Cloud, by Mårten Mickos CEO, Eucalyptus Systems
  • The MySQL Evolution, by Peter Zaitsev, Co-founder and CEO, and Baron Schwartz, Chief Performance Architect, Percona

Additional conference sessions included Razvan Musaloiu-E, Software Engineer at Google, on MySQL at Google; Sugu Sougoumarane, Architecture Team Member and Mike Solomon "The Architect" of YouTube, on Scaling MySQL Databases for the Web; and Jeremy Cole, DBA Team Lead, Twitter, on Gizzard: Scale with Twitter's MySQL Sharding Framework. To see what attendees were tweeting during the conference, search Twitter for #perconalive and #mysqlconf. Photos from the conference can be found online on Google+.

Future Conferences

What: Percona Live New York 2012
Where: Sentry Centers 730 Third Avenue
New York, NY
When: Oct. 1-2, 2012
Proposal Deadline: May 14, 2012
What: Percona Live London
When: Fall, 2012
What: Percona Live MySQL Conference & Expo 2013
Where: The Hyatt Regency Santa Clara and Santa Clara Convention Center
5101 Great America Parkway
Santa Clara, CA 95054
When: April 22-25, 2013

Press Contacts

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Percona LLC
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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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