Google Cloud Platform, Rackspace Cloud Databases, and HP Cloud Platform Services Leverage Percona Software

DURHAM, North Carolina – Dec. 3, 2014 – Percona, the company that makes MySQL and OpenStack faster and more reliable, today announced that Percona XtraDB Cluster is now available as a click-to-deploy solution on the Google Cloud Platform. The solution makes it simple and easy to set up and configure a multi-master MySQL cluster on Google Compute Engine. Google Cloud Platform is the latest MySQL database-as-a-service (DBaaS) provider to adopt Percona open source software. Other notable DBaaS users of Percona open source software include Rackspace Cloud Databases and HP Cloud Platform Services. Percona XtraDB Cluster is also widely adopted for OpenStack deployments and is certified for the Red Hat OpenStack Platform (RHEL OSP) and is included in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, the two leading Linux platforms for OpenStack. Companies can test the click-to-deploy Percona XtraDB Cluster solution on Google Compute Engine for free using the Google Cloud free trial.

Percona XtraDB Cluster combines Percona Server, an advanced, open source drop-in replacement for MySQL, with Galera replication software. The click-to-deploy option on Google Compute Engine enables developers to launch a preconfigured and ready-to-use multi-master MySQL cluster with just a few mouse clicks, while obtaining a number of performance, scalability and diagnostic improvements compared to MySQL® Community Edition. Percona software is open source and compatible with existing MySQL environments.


  • The Google Compute Engine click-to-deploy Percona XtraDB Cluster solution also includes Percona Toolkit, a set of command-line tools for administering MySQL, giving developers more options for MySQL clustering.
  • Rackspace offers Percona Server on its Cloud Databases DBaaS product.
  • The HP Cloud Platform Services runs its public cloud on OpenStack, which uses Percona Server as the database server.
  • The HP Cloud Platform DNSaaS (DNS-as-a-Service) uses Percona XtraDB Cluster.
  • Other hosting providers adopting Percona Server include Blue Host, Crucial Web Hosting, FirstServer, Joyent, and SpeedySparrow.
  • Percona XtraDB Cluster has been certified for the Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform (RHEL OSP).
  • Percona continues to support the advancement of OpenStack as a platform for Cloud environments. Percona XtraDB Cluster is included in notable software distributions including Ubuntu 14.04 LTS.
  • Percona has created OpenStack Live 2015, a new annual conference running in parallel with the Percona Live MySQL Conference & Expo 2015 at The Hyatt Regency Santa Clara and Santa Clara Convention Center, April 13-14, 2015.
  • Percona shares knowledge about OpenStack and MySQL through periodic webinars and posts on the Percona Performance Blog. On December 10, the company is presenting the webinar MySQL and OpenStack Deep Dive.


Peter Zaitsev, Co-founder and CEO of Percona

“Our open source products, most notably Percona Server and Percona XtraDB Cluster, continue to gain momentum among companies using open source solutions to enable the next generation of Cloud platforms and technologies. The recent release of a click-to-deploy Percona XtraDB Cluster solution for the Google Cloud Platform offers a free, easy-to-deploy environment for developers to evaluate our open source technology as the preferred solution for high availability MySQL.”

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Percona has made MySQL faster and more reliable for over 2,000 clients worldwide since 2006. Percona provides enterprise-grade MySQL Support, Consulting, Managed Services, and Training to companies such as Cisco Systems, Alcatel-Lucent, Groupon, Time Warner Cable, and the BBC. Percona's founders authored the definitive book High Performance MySQL from O'Reilly Press and the widely read Percona Performance Blog. Percona also develops open source software for MySQL and OpenStack users, including Percona Server, Percona XtraBackup, Percona XtraDB Cluster, and Percona Toolkit. The popular Percona Live and OpenStack Live conferences draw attendees and acclaimed speakers from around the world. For more information, visit

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