As open source database adoption continues to grow in enterprise organizations, the expectations and definitions of what constitutes success continue to change. In today's environment, it's no longer a question of which database to use, but which databases do you need, what platforms will you deploy them on, and how do you get them to work together. A single technology for everything is no longer an option; welcome to the polyglot world.
At Percona, we see a lot of compelling open source projects and trends that we think the community will find interesting. Following Peter's keynote, we will have a round of lightning talks from projects that we think are stellar and deserve to be highlighted.
Peter Zaitsev co-founded Percona and assumed the role of CEO in 2006. As one of the foremost experts on MySQL strategy and optimization, Peter leveraged both his technical vision and entrepreneurial skills to grow Percona from a two-person shop to one of the most respected open source companies in the business. With over 140 professionals in 30 plus countries, Peter’s venture now serves over 3000 customers – including the “who’s who” of internet giants, large enterprises and many exciting startups. Percona was named to the Inc. 5000 in 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016. Peter was an early employee at MySQL AB, eventually leading the company’s High Performance Group. A serial entrepreneur, Peter co-founded his first startup while attending Moscow State University where he majored in Computer Science. Peter is a co-author of High Performance MySQL: Optimization, Backups, and Replication, one of the most popular books on MySQL performance.