Peter Boros

Principal Architect, Percona

Peter joined the European consulting team in May 2012. Before joining Percona, among many other things, he worked at Sun Microsystems, specialized there in performance tuning and was a DBA at Hungary's largest social networking site. He also taught many Oracle University MySQL courses. He has been using and working with open source software from early 2000s. Peter's first and foremost professional interest is performance tuning. He currently lives in Budapest, Hungary with his wife and son.


This session will be about benchmarking MySQL and disk IO subsystems with sysbench and interpreting the results. In our consulting practice, I helped a reasonable number of customers with sysbench, so this way I know the common caveats more people run into. The talk will cover benchmarking IO subsystems with the fileio test, as well as benchmarking MySQL.
Memory Channel Storage (MCS) is the fastest flash technology tested thus far. In this joint session with Diablo Technologies, we will discuss the performance characteristics of MCS and detail its underlying architecture. We will also discuss best practices for deployment with Percona Server and demonstrate that MCS eliminates the MySQL storage bottlenecks faced by pre-existing PCI-express based... [read more]
How do you ensure your database will scale as traffic increases? More importantly, how will you ensure your application will scale as traffic increases? What does "scale" even mean in today’s world? Why is testing important? Let’s discuss what factors you need to take into account when you talk scale and try to "future-proof" your application. We will discuss the tools... [read more]