Percona Live MySQL Conference and Expo 2014: Things I’m looking forward to

Percona Live logo2The Percona Live MySQL Conference and Expo 2014 is just two months away. I’m very excited about this year’s event which continues our tradition of open technical discussions and inviting all parties to the table.

We have a great amount of technical talks from Oracle – I’m especially excited about future-focused talks shedding some light about what to expect in MySQL 5.7 and beyond. This content is best covered by developers actually designing the system and writing the code. We also have great coverage of MySQL alternatives from Percona and MariaDB. You can view the entire program here.

It is great to see well-rounded coverage of many newer MySQL technologies – Percona XtraDB Cluster and Galera Replication technology as a new generation, high-availability solution, TokuDB as an exciting write-optimized storage engine with a high level of compression, Tungsten replication technology, column store technology InfiniDB.

We’re also going beyond MySQL technologies this year and looking at technologies that you might be running alongside MySQL – we’ll have tutorials around MongoDB, Hadoop and OpenStack specially tailored to MySQL users.

As someone who started my career in Technical Operations I know that the real world is always different from the theory and that real systems’ behavior is rarely completely covered by documentation, so I love to see so many talks done by practitioners sharing their real-life lessons including: Facebook, Google, Twitter, Yahoo, LinkedIn, Salesforce, Tumblr, Dropbox, Github,, Box, Groupon and others.

Are you joining us for this great event? It is a great time to register now as Early Bird special prices end this Sunday, February 2nd. Our sponsor list is also filling fast with industry leaders stepping up as top level supporters of the conference. A limited number of spaces are still available.

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