Micron Technology, Rackspace, Twitter, Virident and Others Join as Conference Sponsors; New Keynote Address and Breakout Sessions Announced

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.

The 2012 conference was widely regarded as one of the best MySQL-focused conferences in years. With sponsorship and speakers from some of the world’s most admired brands, the conference was enthusiastically received by more than 1,000 attendees, many of whom praised the breadth and caliber of the sessions. The conference was so popular that Percona added a fourth day to the 2013 conference schedule.

Birds of a Feather Sessions

Percona has published its list of Birds of a Feather sessions (BOFs), which will take place on Tuesday at 6:00 p.m. BOFs enable attendees with the same project or topic interests to enjoy some quality face time. Topics include “MySQL 5.6 Experiences,” “SQL Injection Risks and Remedies,” “Data Security - Emerging Legal Trends,” and more.

Lightning Talks

Percona has also published the list of Lightning Talks, a series of five-minute speaking opportunities during which attendees will propose, explain, exhort, and rant on a variety of MySQL-related topics. The one-hour Lightning Talks session will take place at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday night during the Community Networking Reception. Topics include “MySQL Paradise,” “Time Saving Technique for Changing Replication Masters,” and “Shard No More”.

New Breakout Sessions

New Keynote Address

Tomas Ulin, Vice President of MySQL Engineering, will speak on “The State of the Dolphin.”


Micron Technology, Virident, Rackspace, Twitter, Fusion-io and ScaleDB join an impressive list of blue chip sponsors already committed to the event. Sponsors become 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. Sponsorship opportunities for the Percona Live MySQL Conference and Expo 2013 are available. Sponsors already committed to the event include:

Planning to Attend?

Take advantage of Advance Registration prices by registering now. Single day passes and exhibit and keynote only passes are available.

Interested community members can also register to receive email updates about the Percona Live MySQL Conference and Expo 2013.


What: Percona Live MySQL Conference and 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

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About Percona

Percona 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, 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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