Sveta Smirnova

Principal Technical Services Engineer, Percona

Sveta Smirnova works as MySQL Support engineer since year 2006, she is also author of book "MySQL Troubleshooting" and author of JSON UDF functions for MySQL.

In years 2006 - 2015 she worked in in Bugs Analysis MySQL Support Group in MySQL AB, then Sun, then Oracle. In March 2015 Sveta joined Support Team in Percona. In years 2012-2015 she worked on bugs priority. She was also Support representative in MySQL Backup Development Team. She works on tricky support issues and MySQL software bugs on a daily basis. Before starting at MySQL in 2006, she worked as web developer on several closed CRM systems. In years 2012-2015 she worked on MySQL Labs project "JSON UDFs for MySQL". She is active participant in the open source community. Her main interests in recent years is solving DBA problems, finding ways to semi-automate this process and effective backup techniques. Sveta is author of the book "MySQL Troubleshooting" (


Wednesday, September 23, 2015 - 11:20am @ Winterthur
Performance Schema in version 5.6, released in February, 2013, is really powerful tool which can help DBA to find why every trickiest issue started to occur. Version 5.7 introduces even more instruments and tables. And while all these give you great power, you can stuck choosing which instrument to use.
Monday, September 21, 2015 - 1:30pm @ Matterhorn 2
MySQL introduced memory footprint and performance fixes and many amazing new features in Performance Schema 5.7. They include memory, extended lock, including metadata lock, stored routines, transactions, event scheduler, replication instrumentation and much more. And while these features look amazing, they can look complicated. In this tutorial we will let you to try them out! We will provide... [read more]