Peter Zaitsev

Peter Zaitsev

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 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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Performance Analyses Technologies for Databases

Have you heard about USE Method (Utilization - Saturation - Errors), RED (Rate - Errors - Duration) or Golden Signals (Latency - Traffic - Errors - Saturations)?

In this presentation, we will talk briefly about these different, but similar “focuses” and discuss how we can apply them to the data infrastructure performance analysis troubleshooting and monitoring.

We will use MySQL as an example but most of the talk will apply to other database technologies as well.

InnoDB Architecture and Optimization

InnoDB: What you didn't know about the storage engine that powers most of the Web

InnoDB is the most commonly used storage engine for MySQL 8.0 and Percona Server for MySQL, and is the focus for the majority of storage engine development by the MySQL and Percona teams.

In this tutorial, we will look at the InnoDB architecture, including new developments in MySQL 8.0 as well as Percona Server for MySQL. We will explain how InnoDB should be used to get the best performance from your application. We will provide specific advice on server configuration, schema design, application architecture and hardware choices.

Maximizing the Power and Value of Open Source Databases

Open source database adoption continues to grow in enterprise organizations, as companies look to scale for growth, maintain performance, keep up with changing technologies, control risks and contain costs. In today's environment, a single database technology or platform is no longer an option, as organizations shift to a best-of-breed, polyglot strategy to avoid vendor lock-in, increase agility and enable business growth.

Following Peter's keynote, we will have a round of lightning talks featuring the latest releases from PostgreSQL, MongoDB and MariaDB.

Open Source- Then, Now and the Future

Percona's CEO, Peter Zaitsev provides an insight into Open Source Software. How it began, how companies are adopting this right now and the future of Open Source and why you should be using it!

MySQL 8 Field Report

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.

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