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.


Peter Zaitsev, CEO and Co-founder of Percona, welcomes attendees to the Percona Live MySQL Conference & Expo. Peter will highlight the speakers, topics, sponsors, events, and attendees that will make the 2014 version of the conference the best yet.
MySQL is used by many organizations for mission-critical applications where downtime is very costly. MySQL in the Cloud is also growing in relevance and usage. During this panel discussion we’ll discuss the challenges of operating MySQL at scale in this changing technology landscape. Topics such as high availability clusters, multi-datacenter replication, and data storage will be discussed in... [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.
So you're tasked with designing a new MySQL powered application, or with refining the architecture of the old one to meet new challenges. What process should you follow and what tools should you have in your toolbox? In this presentation we will look into the process that MySQL Architects should follow in order to design efficient and scalable MySQL powered applications. We will look... [read more]
Are you up to speed on the latest MySQL trends in high availability, manageability, and the cloud? Peter Zaitsev will discuss the latest developing needs and solutions in these three key areas and what they mean for various types of MySQL users, from startups to large organizations. Peter will also make projections about the future of MySQL in these three areas and how you can prepare for the... [read more]