Database Performance: What Really Matters?

Database Administration
12 November 12:00pm - 12:50pm @ Orchard 2
Experience level: 
50 minutes conference
In many Performance evaluation studies, you will find comparison made in terms of peak throughput or corresponding response time. Yet these metrics are not the ones which well describe how technology would behave in real production systems. In this brief presentation, we will look into why such metrics can be misleading as well as provide framework and principles about performance evaluation which focuses on being able to provide good service in real world production environments. We will use MySQL as example technology, though most of this presentation has broad applicability to data processing technologies


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.