Santa Clara, California: August 9, 2011 -- Percona, the leading independent provider of professional services for MySQL, will host the Percona Live MySQL Conference and Expo on April 10-12, 2012. The venue is the same Hyatt Santa Clara convention center that has traditionally hosted the O'Reilly MySQL Conference and Expo. The conference features one day of tutorials, two days of conference sessions, birds-of-a-feather sessions, lightning talks, and an expo hall. Decisions on speakers and the conference program will involve a committee of key community participants, and the expo hall will have dot-org pavilions for open-source projects

Although the Percona Live MySQL Conference and Expo is hosted by Percona, it will be inclusive, with a focus on balancing community and business. A vital part of the business ecosystem that has grown around MySQL is the rich variety of third-party product and service providers. This includes both open-source and closed-source projects and companies. Percona welcomes all companies and individuals to speak, sponsor, and exhibit, with special invitations already extended to Oracle, SkySQL, Monty Program, Pythian, Blue Gecko, and other market leaders.

In addition, the event provides a platform for MySQL and closely related technologies to receive equal coverage. Featured technologies will include core MySQL and its derivatives Percona Server, MariaDB, and Drizzle. The conference will also spotlight adjacent technologies such as memcached, Sphinx, and a rich variety of LAMP components and programming languages.

The conference will feature experts on all aspects of MySQL technology, with tracks including Architecture, Performance Optimization, NoSQL, Cloud Computing, and Solid-State Storage. "I'm happy that Percona is continuing the tradition of a MySQL conference at the usual place and time," said Brian Aker, CEO of Data Differential and creator of the Drizzle fork of the MySQL database server. "This event will be a great place for the community and businesses to come together." Aker chaired the MySQL Conference and Expo committee in 2010 and 2011.

All event details, including the specific call for papers, registration information, and sponsorship opportunities will appear on the event website at


With over 1000 customers globally since 2006, Percona is the largest and oldest independent MySQL services vendor. Percona provides enterprise-grade MySQL support, consulting, training, and engineering 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. Percona's popular Percona Live series of conferences draws attendees and acclaimed speakers from around the world.

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Baron Schwartz
Percona LLC
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