Goal Driven Performance Optimization for MySQL

Best Practices for Businesses
23 April 2:20pm - 3:10pm @ Ballroom C

Goal Driven Performance Optimization is a powerful method of performance analysis and optimization that focuses on delivering the results you need for maximum efficiency in application performance.

We will start with an introduction to performance metrics that correspond to the end user's take on system performance. We will look into what to measure and how to measure it.

Once we have defined the metrics, we can define current and future performance goals for the system, factoring in changing database loads and data size.

We will show you how to apply these principles in practice for MySQL, using the modern tools available.


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.