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.

Submitted Sessions

Over years Percona has helped more than 1,800 customers be more successful with MySQL, achieving breakthrough results: cost savings, faster time to market, higher system up-time, and long-term scalability. In this session Percona CEO Peter Zaitsev will provide an overview of the open source software Percona has created and continues to enhance for maximum competitiveness, performance and... [read more]

This year is the tenth anniversary of our gathering as a community to discuss and guide the direction of the MySQL ecosystem. With the release of MySQL 5.6, the increasing need for performance, the demand for big data support, and the question of the cloud, 2013 brings opportunity for an enormous leap in innovation. In his keynote, Peter Zaitsev gives his perspective on the state of the MySQL... [read more]

The release of 5.6 is a pivotal moment in the history of MySQL, enabling both enhanced performance and impressive innovation. Yet what must be done to ensure MySQL stays competitive in the “world order of the cloud” and the growing reality of big data? Join panelists from HP, Continuent, Amazon Web Services, and Percona as they share their unique perspective about the reality and future of the... [read more]

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

In this Tutorial, we will look at InnoDB Architecture, including new developments in MySQL 5.6 as well as Percona Server. We will explain how it should be used to get the the best performance from your application.... [read more]

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... [read more]

In this session you'll learn about the three primary storage technologies commonly used for MySQL: RAID arrays of conventional disks, solid-state (flash) drives, and enterprise SAN/NAS storage. You'll learn the distinctive strengths and weaknesses of each for particular access paths such as random and sequential I/O or writes versus reads, and what types of workloads in MySQL demand high... [read more]

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