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New Keynote Speakers and Sponsors and Applications Open for DotOrg Pavilion for Percona Live MySQL Conference and Expo

 | January 22, 2013 |  Posted In: Events and Announcements, MySQL


I’m pleased to announce the first of the Percona Live MySQL Conference and Expo 2013 keynote speakers and new sponsors including Amazon Web Services, Google, Clustrix, Scalebase, PalominoDB, Database Trends & Applications, and Linux Journal. We are also now accepting applications for the DotOrg Pavilion. Also, nominations are now being accepted for the 2013 MySQL Community Awards which will be given during the conference Community Networking Reception.

The 2012 Percona Live MySQL Conference and Expo featured sponsorship and speakers from some of the world’s most admired brands and 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 we added a fourth day to the 2013 conference schedule. Super Saver pricing ends today, January 22.

Confirmed Keynote Presenters

We are pleased to announce the first three Percona Live MySQL Conference and Expo keynote speakers:

Matt Aslett of 451 Research will present the keynote “MySQL, YourSQL, NoSQL, NewSQL – the State of the MySQL Ecosystem”. You can help by participating in 451 Research’s 2013 Database survey.

Robert Hodges, CEO of Continuent, will leverage over 30 years of database and application engineering experience in his keynote entitled “Thinking Small About Big Data — How MySQL Can Thrive in the World of Massive Data Hype.”

Peter Zaitsev, CEO of Percona, will speak on the state of the MySQL ecosystem in his welcome address to attendees.

Call for DotOrg Pavilion Exhibitors Now Open

This year we will once again have a DotOrg Pavilion at the Percona Live MySQL Conference and Expo. The DotOrg Pavilion is a free expo hall space for non-commercial projects relevant to the MySQL community. Last year featured participating projects like phpMyAdmin, CentOS, Mozilla, MariaDB, Drizzle, and MySQL Sandbox. Applications close February 10.


I’m pleased to announce a number of new Percona Live MySQL Conference and Expo sponsors including Amazon Web Services, Google, Scalebase, Palomino DB, and Pythian which join a growing list of industry heavyweights who have joined to support the conference. Sponsors already committed to the event include:

• Diamond Plus: Amazon Web Services, Continuent
• Gold: Google
• Silver: Box, Clustrix, Couchbase, ParElastic, Scalebase, SkySQL
• Exhibitors: Akiban, Altoros, Booking.com, Codership, PalominoDB, Pythian, Sphinx, ScaleArc, STEC, Tokutek
• Media Sponsors: Database Trends & Applications, Linux Journal, O’Reilly, Web and PHP Magazine

2013 MySQL Community Awards

Nominations are now open for the 2013 MySQL Community Awards. The Awards are run by Henrik Ingo and Shlomi Noach. To nominate a deserving person, application or company, visit the OpenLife.cc website. Winners will be announced Wednesday, April 24, during the Percona Live MySQL Conference and Expo Community Reception. The deadline to submit nominations is January 31.

Super Saver Pricing Ends January 22

Super Saver Prices for the Percona Live MySQL Conference and Expo are available now. Super Saver rates end today, January 22, so act now.

If you are interested in keeping up with the latest conference happenings, you can register to receive email updates about the Percona Live MySQL Conference and Expo 2013.

Terry Erisman

I joined Percona as Chief Marketing Officer in 2011. I've been marketing high tech software and services worldwide for over 20 years including open source solutions since 1999. Prior to Percona, I was the first marketing person for DotNetNuke, the leading open source web content management system for .NET. While at Percona (#1566 in 2013 and #2187 in 2014), DotNetNuke (#228 in 2010), and CaseCentral (#450 in 2004), each company was named to the Inc. 500/5000. You can check out my thoughts on marketing open source solutions on my blog at www.opensourcesoftware.marketing.

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