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High Availability at Percona Live Europe 2016

September 26, 2016 - 12:55pm

This blog will review some of the high availability topics featured at this year’s Percona Live Europe, Amsterdam conference.

The topic of high availability MySQL is always hot, because beyond just being available, you also want efficient database manageability. I’m sure you’ve all seen the video by Frederic Descamps talking about the launch of MySQL InnoDB Cluster (built with group replication, with management executed with the new MySQL Shell). MySQL 8.0 going GA will prove for an exciting time for the MySQL world (though all you early adopters should start trying it now, or right after Percona Live Europe Amsterdam!).

With that, I think that a must attend tutorial is MySQL Group Replication in a nutshell: hands-on tutorial by Frederic Descamps and Kenny Gryp. It competes with MySQL High Availability with Percona XtraDB Cluster 5.7 by  Alok Pathak, Peter Zaitsev and Krunal Bauskar (Percona XtraDB Cluster Team Lead), however, which I think will also be an interesting session (and you’re going to learn about Percona XtraDB Cluster 5.7 here).

The quality of the sessions this year are extremely high, making tutorial day hard to split up – another reason to bring a colleague to the conference to get the best spread! Remember, if you bring three or more in a group, you qualify for the group discounted rate at registration. Back to tutorial day, in the morning you have the choice of seeing me give Best Practices for MySQL High Availability or checkout the ProxySQL Tutorial by David Turner (Uber), Derek Downey (Pythian), and the author himself René Cannaò (Dropbox/ProxySQL). Frankly I think ProxySQL is the new hotness, so you definitely want to be there in the morning (and it will make a good follow on to the Percona XtraDB Cluster tutorial in the afternoon if you’re looking for a “track”).

On Day 1, there are plenty of talks, but my picks focused around high availability would be:

On Day 2, I’d probably check out the following:

So here’s another “track” like post about what’s coming in Amsterdam in about 2 weeks. There is of course, still time to register. Use the FeaturedTalk code to get a discount.

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Webinar Wednesday, September 28: Percona Software News and Roadmap Update – Q3 2016

September 26, 2016 - 12:27pm

Please join Percona founder and CEO Peter Zaitsev for a webinar Wednesday, September 28 at 11 am PDT (UTC-7) where he’ll discuss Percona Software News and Roadmap Update – Q3 2016.

Come and listen to Percona CEO Peter Zaitsev discuss what’s new in Percona open source software, including Percona Server for MySQL and MongoDB, Percona XtraBackup, Percona Toolkit, Percona XtraDB Cluster and Percona Monitoring and Management.

During this webinar Peter will talk about newly released features in Percona software, show a few quick demos and share with you highlights from the Percona open source software roadmap.

Peter will also talk about new developments in Percona commercial services and finish with a Q&A.

Register for the Percona Software News and Roadmap Update – Q3 2016 webinar here.

Peter Zaitsev, CEO

Peter Zaitsev co-founded Percona and assumed the role of CEO in 2006. As one of the foremost experts on MySQL strategy and optimization, Peter leveraged both his technical vision and entrepreneurial skills to grow Percona from a two-person shop to one of the most respected open source companies in the business. With over 150 professionals in 20 plus countries, Peter’s venture now serves over 3000 customers – including the “who’s who” of internet giants, large enterprises and many exciting startups. The Inc. 5000 added Percona to its list in 2013, 2014 and 2015. Peter was an early employee at MySQL AB, eventually leading the company’s High Performance Group.

A serial entrepreneur, Peter co-founded his first startup while attending Moscow State University where he majored in Computer Science. Peter is a co-author of High Performance MySQL: Optimization, Backups, and Replication, one of the most popular books on MySQL performance. Peter frequently speaks as an expert lecturer at MySQL and related conferences, and regularly posts on the Percona Data Performance Blog. He was also tapped as a contributor to Fortune and DZone, and his recent ebook Practical MySQL Performance Optimization Volume 1 is one of’s most popular downloads. Peter lives in North Carolina with his wife and two children. In his spare time, Peter enjoys travel and spending time outdoors.

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