MySQL 8 Field Report

Tuesday 3:20 PM - 4:10 PM

@ Jones


50 minutes conference



MySQL 8 is the new kid on the block, and Percona has already had some customers migrate excitedly to the new release. In this session learn practical migration knowledge: what you need to know if you're already an experienced MySQL DBA, and how to move from MySQL 5.5, 5.6, and 5.7 to MySQL 8.0. Topics covered include the stability of the new release, improvements around high availability, how MySQL 8.0 is more performant, all the new security features (from better passwords to roles) to aid in compliance, and of course, improved manageability and observability enhancements. This is a practical field guide for early MySQL 8 adopters.


Peter Zaitsev

Peter Zaitsev (Percona)



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. Peter frequently speaks as an expert lecturer at MySQL and related conferences, and regularly posts on the Percona Database Performance Blog. He has also been tapped as a contributor to Fortune and DZone, and his recent ebook Practical MySQL Performance Optimization Volume 1 is one of's most popular downloads.

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