The Percona Live MySQL Conference 2014 in Santa Clara, California is just around the corner: April 1-4. There is a tremendous amount of activity leading up to the conference, some of which I will highlight here.
Percona Live MySQL Conference 2014 Keynote Speakers
I am extremely pleased with the keynote speakers we can now announce. They include speakers from major MySQL users Dropbox and Big Fish Games as well as speakers from influential technology leaders Oracle, Fusion-io, Continuent, and Percona. We are fortunate to once again have Tomas Ulin join us to talk about the future of MySQL including insight into the coming improvements in MySQL 5.7. The list of confirmed speakers and their talks are:
- Tomas Ulin, Vice President of MySQL Development at Oracle, will present “Raising the MySQL Bar,” a look at how Oracle delivers constant innovation and enhancements to the MySQL community.
- Nisha Talagala, Lead Architect at Fusion-io, will present “The Evolution of MySQL in the All-Flash Datacenter,” focusing on the state of the art in non volatile memory technology and its application to MySQL.
- Renjish Abraham, Tech Lead DBA for Dropbox MySQL SRE, will present “Adventures in MySQL at Dropbox,” a look at how MySQL helps Dropbox users store and share more than a billion files a day.
- Sean Chighizola, Senior Director of Database Administration at Big Fish Games, will present “MySQL, Private Cloud Infrastructure and OpenStack,” discussing the value of private clouds and the cost, management and interoperability issues between private cloud and employer-managed data centers.
- Robert Hodges, CEO of Continuent, will present “Getting Serious about MySQL and Hadoop at Continuent,” exploring the data management trends spurring integration, how the MySQL community is stepping up, and where the integration may go in the future.
- Peter Zaitsev, CEO of Percona, will present “9 Things You Need to Know About High Availability, Manageability, and The Cloud,” in which he will discuss the latest needs and solutions in these three key areas and what they mean for various types of MySQL users, from startups to large organizations.
$5 Expo-Only Passes for Percona Live MySQL Conference 2014
To help make the keynotes and the MySQL community events accessible to the greatest number of community members, we are once again offering $5 Expo-Only passes for the Percona Live MySQL Conference 2014. An Expo-Only pass provides access to the keynote addresses, Lightning Talks, Birds of a Feather sessions, the exhibit floor, and the Community Networking Reception on Thursday night. The first 100 people who register for an Expo-Only pass (new registrations only) using the discount code “KEY” will be able to register for just $5.
Call for DotOrg Pavilion Exhibitors Now Open
We are now accepting applications for the DotOrg Pavilion at the Percona Live MySQL Conference 2014. The Pavilion is a free expo hall space for non-commercial projects relevant to the MySQL community. Previous participants have included projects like common_schema, MariaDB, Mroonga, openark-kit, OpenStack, phpMyAdmin, Shar-Query and Tarantool. Applications must be submitted by February 28, 2014.
2014 MySQL Community Awards
We are once again supporting the MySQL Community Awards by providing a platform for the winner’s to be announced at the conference. Nominations are now open for the 2014 MySQL Community Awards which are organized this year by co-secretaries Shlomi Noach and Mark Callaghan. Winners will be announced on Thursday, April 3, during the Community Reception at the Percona Live MySQL Conference and Expo. The deadline to submit nominations is February 23.
Visit the Percona Live MySQL Conference and Expo 2014 website for more information about the conference and to register.
The Percona Live MySQL Conference 2014 promises to be the best yet. I look forward to seeing you there!