Exciting Keynotes and More Than 210 MySQL and OpenStack Experts Headline the Year’s Most Anticipated MySQL Event

DURHAM, North Carolina – March 31, 2015 Percona, the company that makes MySQL and OpenStack faster and more reliable, today announced the final details of the fourth annual Percona Live MySQL Conference & Expo 2015 to be held April 13-16, 2015, at The Hyatt Regency Santa Clara and Santa Clara Convention Center. The breadth of this year’s conference, which includes OpenStack Live 2015 on April 13 and 14, is extraordinary. In addition to keynote addresses presented by representatives from Facebook, Oracle, Continuent (a VMware company), MariaDB Corporation, Yahoo, ObjectRocket at Rackspace, Tesora and Percona, Silicon Valley icon and philanthropist Steve Wozniak, known as “The Woz,” will participate in a moderated Q&A on creativity and innovation. This year’s conferences have also expanded to a total of 179 sessions, including 19 MySQL and OpenStack tutorials, 120 50-minute MySQL and OpenStack breakout sessions, 14 25-minute MySQL focus sessions, and 26 sessions in the new MySQL 101 track.

Attendees at every Percona Live MySQL Conference and Expo always come away with new insights and valuable new connections, as novices, experts, and industry luminaries all gather to enjoy each other’s company while discussing one of the key technologies helping companies benefit from big data and large-scale analytics.

Conference Keynotes

Keynote addresses on Tuesday, April 14:

  • Opening remarks from Peter Zaitsev, CEO of Percona
  • “Polyglot Persistence @ Facebook” by Harrison Fisk, Member of the Facebook Database Performance Team at Facebook
  • “What comes after the Cloud and Big Data?" a Keynote Panel on the next disruptive technology by Kenny Gorman, Chief Technologist, Data - Office of the CTO at ObjectRocket by Rackspace, Kenneth Hui, OpenStack Solutions Manager at EMC, Ritesh Chhajer, Director, Database Engineering & Operations at Yahoo, Robert Hodges, Senior Staff Engineer, Continuent (a VMware company), Thomas Hazel, Founder, CTO and Chief Scientist at Deep Information Sciences, and Peter Zaitsev, CEO Percona
  • “WOZ on your mind?” A Q&A on creativity and innovation by Steve Wozniak, Co-Founder of Apple Computer, Inc., and Chief Scientist at Primary Data

Keynote addresses on Wednesday, April 15:

  • “WebScaleSQL: The Power of Collaboration” by Steaphan Greene, Software Engineer at WebScaleSQL
  • “1+1>2” by Patrik Sallner, CEO of MariaDB Corporation
  • “Celebrating MySQL” by Tomas Ulin, Vice President of the MySQL Engineering Team at Oracle
  • “What Has the Cloud Done for My Data Lately?” by Robert Hodges, Senior Staff Engineer at Continuent (a VMware company)

Keynote address on Thursday, April 16:

  • “Percona's Take on Smart Data Management - What's Next for Products and Services” by Rob Young, Executive Vice President of Products and Services at Percona
  • “Building Databases for the “-as–a-Service” World” by Amrith Kumar, CTO at Tesora

Fun and Entertaining

  • Birds of a Feather (BOF) – Enjoy some quality face time with likeminded fellow attendees who share interests in the same project or topic. The BOF sessions will take place Tuesday night, April 14, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
  • Community Networking Reception – Make connections that can help enhance your career, facilitate a current project, or inspire new ideas at the Community Networking Reception in the Expo Hall on Wednesday, April 15, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. The event will include the MySQL Community Awards and the Lightning Talks.
  • Surprise Community Event! – Get ready to have some fun at a surprise community event scheduled for Wednesday night at 7:00 p.m. following the Community Networking Reception and MySQL Community Awards & Lightning Talks.
  • Photographer Julian Cash – Conference favorite Julian Cash will be back at this year’s conference. He’s fun to interact with, and his wacky photos are always a huge hit.


This year’s Percona Live MySQL Conference and Expo is being sponsored by many of the world’s top MySQL solution providers and practitioners, including Yahoo, Continuent (a VMware company), Box, and Yelp. Sponsorship opportunities are almost sold out. Act now to become part of a dynamic and growing ecosystem and interact with more than 1,000 DBAs, sysadmins, developers, CTOs, CEOs, business managers, technology evangelists, solution vendors, and entrepreneurs in the heart of Silicon Valley. The complete sponsor list includes:

Percona Live MySQL Conference Sponsors

  • Diamond Plus Sponsors: Continuent (a VMware company)
  • Diamond Sponsors: Yahoo, Deep Information Sciences, Rackspace
  • Platinum Sponsors: Booking.com, HGST, SanDisk
  • Gold Sponsors: Pythian, Codership, Machine Zone
  • Silver Sponsors: Box, Yelp, MariaDB, SpringbokSQL, Tesora, BlackMesh, SolidFire
  • Exhibit Only Sponsors: Severalnines, Tokutek, VividCortex, FoundationDB, ScaleArc, Moogsoft, EXEM, TwinDB, PSSC Labs, Dropbox
  • Other Sponsors: MailChimp, Nextiva, Devart, GetVoIP
  • Media Sponsors: DBTA, Datanami, InfoQ, JAXenter, Linux Journal, O'Reilly Media

OpenStack Live Sponsors

  • Diamond Sponsors: EMC
  • Silver Sponsors: PMC Sierra, Walmart eCommerce
  • Exhibit Only: Nimble Storage, Cambridge Computers, ScaleDB
  • Other Sponsors: SolidFire
  • Media Sponsors: Business Cloud News, DBTA, InfoQ, JAXEnter, Linux Journal, Opensource.com

Percona Live Conference

What: Percona Live MySQL Conference and Expo 2015

Where: The Hyatt Regency Santa Clara and Santa Clara Convention Center

5101 Great America Parkway

Santa Clara, CA 95054

When: April 13-16, 2015

What: OpenStack Live 2015

Where: The Hyatt Regency Santa Clara and Santa Clara Convention Center

5101 Great America Parkway

Santa Clara, CA 95054

When:April 13-14, 2015

Company Information

Press Contacts

Brigit Valencia

For Percona

(360) 597-4516


About Percona

Percona has made MySQL and OpenStack and faster and more reliable for over 2,800 consulting and support customers worldwide since 2006. Percona provides enterprise-grade Support, Consulting, Managed Services, and Training services to companies such as Cisco Systems, Time Warner Cable, Alcatel-Lucent, Groupon, 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 software for MySQL and OpenStack users, including Percona Server, Percona XtraBackup, Percona XtraDB Cluster, and Percona Toolkit. The popular Percona Live conferences draw attendees and acclaimed speakers from around the world. For more information, visit www.percona.com.


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