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April 18-21, 2016

Santa Clara, California

Compression for Open Source Databases

Compression for Open Source Databases

 19 April 02:20 PM - 3:10 PM @ Room 209
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50 minutes conference
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The tremendous data growth of the last decade shows no signs of stopping. In order to effectively handle this trend, database technologies can implement a number of approaches. Enabling data compression is by far the most common and important one. While compression in open source databases is complicated, there are many different methods, each with their own implications. In this talk we will perform a review of compression in some of the most popular open source database engines, including InnoDB, TokuDB, MongoDB WiredTiger, RocksDB and PostgreSQL.


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Peter Zaitsev

CEO, Percona


Peter co-founded Percona in 2006, assuming the role of CEO. Percona helps companies of all sizes maximize their success with MySQL. Percona was named to the Inc. 5000 in 2013. 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. As CEO of Percona, Peter enjoys mixing business leadership with hands on technical expertise. Peter is co-author of High Performance MySQL published by O’Reilly, one of the most popular books on MySQL performance. Peter blogs regularly on Percona Database Performance Blog and speaks frequently at conferences. Peter lives in North Carolina with his wife and two children. In his spare time, Peter enjoys travel and spending time outdoors.

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