Percona Live Data Performance Conference 2016: news you need to know!

Percona LiveThe Percona Live Data Performance Conference 2016 is rapidly approaching, and we’re looking forward to providing an outstanding experience April 18-21 for all whom attend.

Percona Live is the premier event for the rich and diverse open source community and businesses that thrive in the MySQL and NoSQL marketplaces. Attendees include DBAs, sysadmins, developers, architects, CTOs, and CEOs representing organizations from industry giants such as Oracle to start-ups. Vendors increasingly rely on the conference as a major opportunity to connect with potential high-value customers from around the world.

Below are some highlights for the upcoming conference regarding the conference schedule, Tutorial sessions, Birds of a Feather talks, and Lightning talks.

Conference Schedule

Percona Live is packed with engaging sessions, helpful tutorials, and brief talks that will both enlighten and entertain attendees — featuring the best and brightest from the database and open source communities! Below are just a few of the exciting talks that will happen at the Percona Live Data Performance Conference 2016. (You can find the full schedule here.):

Session: Dirty Little Secrets

Speakers:   Jeremy Tinley, Sr. MySQL Operations Engineer, Etsy

Jenni Snyder, MySQL DBA, Yelp

Jonah Berquist, Database Infrastructure Engineer, GitHub

Geoffrey Anderson, Database Operations Engineer, Box

Silvia Botros, Sr. MySQL DBA, SendGrid

Shlomi Noach, Sr. Systems Engineer, GitHub

Session: What’s New in MySQL

Speakers:   Geir Høydalsvik, Sr. Software Development Director, Oracle

Simon Mudd, DBA,

Session: Espresso: LinkedIn’s distributed document store on top of MySQL

Speakers:   Yun Sun, Staff Software Engineer, LinkedIn

Eun-Gyu Kim, Staff Software Engineer, LinkedIn

Davi Arnaut Software Engineer, LinkedIn

Session: Shifting the Paradigm: MongoDB and the MEAN Stack

Speakers:   Kat Styons, Senior Full Stack Developer, The Washington Post

Sruti Cheedalla, Senior Web Developer, The Washington Post


The full schedule can be found here.


Percona Live tutorial sessions provided expert insight into various technology topics. The Percona Live tutorial schedule is also up, you can find it here.

Birds of a Feather

Birds of a Feather (BOF) sessions enable attendees with interests in the same project or topic to enjoy some quality face time. BOFs can be organized for individual projects or broader topics (e.g., best practices, open data, standards). Any attendee or conference speaker can propose and moderate an engaging BOF. Percona will post the selected topics and moderators online and provide a meeting space and time. The BOF sessions will be held Tuesday, April 19, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. The deadline for BOF submissions is February 7.

Lightning Talks

Lightning Talks provide an opportunity for attendees to propose, explain, exhort, or rant on any MySQL, NoSQL or data-in-the-cloud-related topic for five minutes. Topics might include a new idea, successful project, cautionary story, quick tip, or demonstration.   The deadline for submitting a Lightning Talk topic is February 7, 2016.

All submissions will be reviewed, and the top ten will be selected to present during one of the scheduled breakout sessions during the week. Lighthearted, fun or otherwise entertaining submissions are highly welcome.


We’re looking forward to seeing you at Percona Live!


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  • Justin Swanhart

    Data does not perform. It won’t even do tricks for treats. DATABASES perform. This is the most stupid conference name possibly ever conceived. Though I should not expect more from Percona, who views this as a database marketing system.

    January 25, 2016 at 11:57 am

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