Percona Live MySQL Conference Sessions Announced

I’m very pleased to announce that the breakout session and tutorial schedules for the third annual Percona Live MySQL Conference and Expo 2014 are now online. The conference will be at The Hyatt Regency Santa Clara and Santa Clara Convention Center, April 1-4, 2014. I wish to personally thank our dedicated Conference Committee members who put in many hours evaluating hundreds of submissions in order to create these schedules.

Percona Live MySQL Conference and Expo 2014

Breakout Session Schedule

We have a strong and diverse schedule of breakout sessions which will take place April 2-4, following each morning’s keynote addresses. The speaker list includes top MySQL practitioners from some of the world’s leading MySQL vendors and users including Oracle, MariaDB, Facebook, Twitter, Google, LinkedIn, Box, Groupon, and Yahoo. Topics include the following and much, much more:

  • “MySQL 5.7: Core Server Improvements,” Morgan Tocker and Rune Humborstad, Oracle
  • “MySQL 5.6 at Facebook, 2014 Edition,” Yoshinori Matsunobu, Facebook
  • “MySQL 5.7: InnoDB – What’s New,” Sunny Bains, Oracle
  • “Scaling Twitter with MySQL,” Calvin Sun, Twitter
  • “Easy MySQL Replication Setup and Troubleshooting,” Bob Burgess, Salesforce Marketing Cloud
  • “Sharding and Scale-out using MySQL Fabric,” Mats Kindahl, Oracle
  • “Privacy and Security for MySQL at Google in the Snowden Age,” Ian Gulliver, Google
  • “MySQL 5.7: Performance Schema Improvements,” Mark Leith, Oracle
  • “Small Data and MySQL,” Domas Mituzas, Facebook
  • “Hadoop for MySQL People,” Chris Schneider,
  • “InnoDB: A Journey to the Core II,” Davi Arnaut, LinkedIn, and Jeremy Cole, Google
  • “High Availability Tools for use with MySQL,” Jay Janssen, Percona
  • “MySQL 5.7 Replication: A Close Look at What Is New,” Luis Soares, Oracle
  • “Performance Monitoring and Tuning MySQL at Yahoo,” Ashwin Nellore, Xiang Rao, Yahoo
  • “The MySQL NoSQL Wars: Can’t we all just get along?” Tamar Bercovici, Box
  • “MariaDB 10.0: What’s New,” Sergei Golubchik, SkySQL
  • “Virtually Available MySQL, or How to Stop Worrying and Love the Cloud,” Robert Hodges, Continuent
  • “MySQL 5.7: Performance & Scalability Benchmarks,” Dimitri Kravtchuk, Oracle
  • “Asynchronous MySQL: How Facebook Queries Databases,” Chip Turner, Facebook
  • “Architecture and Design of MySQL Powered Applications,” Peter Zaitsev, Percona
  • “MySQL Workload Replay,” Ashwin Nellore, Xiang Rao, Yahoo

Tutorial Schedule

The Percona Live MySQL Conference Committee has also selected a strong agenda of tutorials which will take place on April 1. Tutorials provide practical, in-depth knowledge of critical MySQL issues. Topics include:

  • “MySQL Replication: Advanced Features in all flavors,” Giuseppe Maxia, Continuent
  • “Hands On Trove: Database as a Service in OpenStack (for MySQL),” Florian Haas, hastexo
  • “MariaDB 10 – The complete tutorial,” Ivan Zoratti, Colin Charles, SkySQL Ab, MariaDB
  • “MySQL Break/Fix Lab,” René Cannaò, PalominoDB
  • “InnoDB Architecture and Performance Optimization,” Peter Zaitsev, Percona
  • “Percona XtraDB Cluster / Galera in Practice – 2014 edition,” Jay Janssen, Percona
  • “Deep diving into MySQL monitoring setup,” Roman Vynar, Akshay Suryawanshi, Michael Rikmas, Percona
  • “Introduction to MongoDB for MySQL Users,” Stephane Combaudon, Percona
  • “From Relational to Hadoop – Migrating your data pipeline,” Gwen Shapira, Zburivsky Danil, Cloudera, Pythian
  • “Using TokuDB: A Guided Walk Through a TokuDB Implementation,” Tim Callaghan, Tokutek

Early Bird Registration

Register now to take advantage of Early Bird Registration rates which can save you $200 on the cost of attending. Early Bird Registration for the Percona Live MySQL Conference 2014 ends on February 2.

Birds of a Feather Sessions

I once again expect a great lineup of Birds of a Feather sessions (BOFs) so attendees with interests in the same project or topic can enjoy some quality face time. We are currently accepting Birds of a Feather session proposals which can be organized for individual projects or broader topics (e.g., best practices, open data, standards). The deadline for submissions is January 31, 2014 and any Percona Live MySQL Conference attendee or conference speaker can propose and moderate a session.

Lightning Talks

The sometimes insightful, sometimes funny, always entertaining Lightning Talks are an opportunity for presenters to propose, explain, exhort, or rant on any MySQL-related topic for five minutes. Topics might include a new idea, successful project, cautionary story, quick tip, or demonstration. All submissions will be reviewed and the top 10 will be selected to present during the one-hour Lightning Talks session during the Wednesday night Community Networking Reception. We especially welcome lighthearted, fun or otherwise entertaining submissions. The deadline for submitting a Lightning Talk topic is January 31, 2014.

Save Money by Registering Your Room at the Hyatt Now

The Hyatt Regency Santa Clara is the best place to stay and enjoy all the conference activities including receptions, Birds of a Feather sessions, and Lightning talks. The Hyatt bar area is often packed with conference goers throughout the afternoon and long into the evening. Make your reservation now through the Percona Live MySQL Conference and Expo 2014 website to receive the special rate before our conference room block fills up and rates increase.


We have a great list of sponsors who have already signed up for the Percona Live MySQL Conference and Expo. The list includes many of the world’s top MySQL solution providers, including:

Diamond Plus Sponsors

  • Continuent
  • Fusion-io

Gold Sponsors

  • Pythian
  • Micron
  • SkySQL

Silver Sponsors

  • Yelp
  • AppDynamics
  • Parelastic
  • Box
  • Galera/Codership
  • Google
  • InfiniDB (Calpont)

I Hope to See You in Santa Clara

Visit the Percona Live MySQL Conference and Expo 2014 website for more information about the conference. If you are interested in upcoming announcements, you can also register to receive email updates about the conference. Keep an eye on the conference website for upcoming information on our strong group of keynote sponsors and for the lineup of BOFs and Lightning Talks. 2014 promises to once again be a great year at the Percona Live MySQL Conference and Expo!

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