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.


Successful applications often become limited by MySQL Performance. In this presentation we will look how to get great MySQL Performance while being Practical - spending time on what gives us best return. We will look into the main areas where improvement to MySQL Performance can come from Hardware, MySQL Configuration, Schema & Queries, and Application Architecture outlining the most... [read more]
Peter Zaitsev, CEO of Percona, will discuss the latest trends in scalability, high availability, SSDs, and the cloud and how they will impact MySQL users. Peter will also discuss the growing complexity of hybrid environments such as on premise/cloud and MySQL/NoSQL deployments. He will also offer his thoughts on the future of MySQL and the opportunities likely to emerge as a result of the ever... [read more]