PLEASANTON, Calif., Mar 8, 2011 -- Percona, the oldest and largest independent provider of support and consulting services for the MySQL database, is proud to celebrate the 1000-customer milestone. Percona was founded in 2006 and employs a staff of nearly 50 people globally. Customers include Cisco Systems, Alcatel-Lucent, Groupon, the BBC, and StumbleUpon. Companies who purchase MySQL support contracts from Percona testify that they enjoy lower system downtime, faster time to market, cost savings, access to state-of-the-art solutions that raise their capabilities to the next level, and greater business agility.


Percona provides commercial-grade MySQL support, training, consulting, and engineering services to leading companies in verticals including e-commerce, gaming, social media, finance, energy, and telecommunications. 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. Percona Server is an enhanced version of the MySQL database server. With Percona Server, users achieve faster and more consistent query execution, better insight into server behavior, and the ability to consolidate up to 10 servers into a single commodity chassis. Percona XtraBackup is the world's only open-source hot backup utility for MySQL's default transactional storage engine InnoDB, and is praised by social networking giant Facebook. Both Percona Server and Percona XtraBackup are free and open-source.

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Mr. Peter Zaitsev, CEO, at +1-888-401-3401 Ext 505
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