Yahoo, VMWare Among Growing List of Premier Conference Sponsors, Early Bird Registration Ends on February 1, 2015

DURHAM, North Carolina – Jan. 14, 2015 – Percona, the company that makes MySQL and OpenStack faster and more reliable, today unveiled the complete conference and tutorial schedule for 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. Yahoo, VMWare, Box and Yelp are among the industry leaders sponsoring the event, and additional sponsorship opportunities are still available. Early Bird Registration discounts are available through Feb. 1, 2015 at 11:30 p.m. PST.

Worldwide interest in Percona Live MySQL Conference & Expo 2015 continues to soar, and this year, for the first time, the conference will run in parallel with OpenStack Live 2015, a new Percona conference scheduled for April 13 and 14.

Conference Schedule

Conference breakout sessions will run April 14-16, following each morning’s keynote addresses. The 2015 conference features a variety of formal tracks and sessions related to High Availability, DevOps, Programming, Performance Optimization, Replication and Backup, MySQL in the Cloud, MySQL and NoSQL, MySQL Case Studies, Security, and What’s New in MySQL. The sessions will be delivered by top MySQL practitioners at some of the world’s leading MySQL vendors and users, including Oracle, Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, Twitter, Yelp, MariaDB, and Percona. Breakout sessions will include:

  • “Database Defense in Depth,” Geoffrey Anderson, Database Operations Engineer, Box, Inc.
  • “Encrypting MySQL data at Google,” Jeremy Cole, Sr. Systems Engineer, and Jonas Oreland, Software Developer, Google
  • “High-Availability using MySQL Fabric,” Mats Kindahl, Senior Principal Software Developer, MySQL Group, Oracle
  • “MySQL Automation at Facebook Scale,” Shlomo Priymak, MySQL Database Engineer, Facebook
  • “Making PagerDuty More Reliable Using XtraDB Cluster,” Doug Barth, Senior Operations Engineer, PagerDuty
  • “The Database is Down, Now What?” Jeremy Tinley, Senior MySQL Operations Engineer,
  • “How to Analyze and Tune MySQL Queries for Better Performance,” Øystein Grøvlen, Senior Principal Software Engineer, Oracle
  • “InnoDB: A journey to the core III,” Davi Arnaut, Sr. Software Engineer, LinkedIn, and Jeremy Cole, Sr. Systems Engineer, Google, Inc.
  • “High Performance MySQL choices in Amazon Web Services: Beyond RDS,” Andrew Shieh, Director of Operations, SmugMug
  • “MySQL Backups at Scale,” Alexey Kopytov, Principal Software Engineer, Percona
  • “MySQL 5.7 Performance: Scalability & Benchmarks,” Dimitri Kravtchuk, MySQL Performance Architect, Oracle
  • “MySQL at Twitter – 2015,” Calvin Sun, Sr. Engineering Manager, and Inaam Rana, Staff Software Engineer, Twitter
  • “MySQL for Facebook Messenger,” Domas Mituzas, Database Engineer, Facebook
  • “Online schema changes for maximizing uptime,” David Turner, DBA, Dropbox, and Ben Black, DBA, Tango
  • “Upgrading to MySQL 5.6 @ scale,” Tom Krouper, Staff Database Administrator, Twitter
  • “Better DevOps with MySQL and Docker,” Sunny Gleason, Founder, SunnyCloud
  • “Big Transactions on Galera Cluster,” Seppo Jaakola, CEO, Codership
  • “Meet MariaDB 10.1,” Sergei Golubchik, Chief Architect, MariaDB
  • “MySQL Cluster Performance Tuning - The 7.4.x Talk,” Johan Andersson CTO and Alex Yu, Vice President of Products, Severalnines AB
  • “MySQL Indexing, How Does It Really Work?” Tim Callaghan, Vice President of Engineering, Tokutek
  • “MySQL Security Essentials,” Ronald Bradford, Founder & CEO, EffectiveMySQL
  • “Scaling MySQL in Amazon Web Services,” Mark Filipi, MySQL Team Lead, Pythian
  • “Using Hadoop Together with MySQL for Data Analysis,” Alexander Rubin, Principal Architect, Percona

Tutorial Schedule

Tutorials take place throughout the day on April 13, 2015. Tutorials provide practical, in-depth knowledge of critical MySQL issues. Topics include:

  • “Advanced MySQL Replication Features Roundup,” Giuseppe Maxia, Quality Assurance Architect, VMware
  • “Be Backup Ready for all Disasters!” Roman Vynar, Lead Platform Engineer, and Akshay Suryawanshi, Remote DBA, Regional Lead APAC, Percona
  • “Building an Operational Visibility Stack for MySQL,” Laine Campbell, Co-Founder, Open Source Database Practice, and Derek Downey, Principal Consultant, Pythian
  • “The Complete MariaDB Server Tutorial,” Colin Charles, Chief Evangelist, MariaDB
  • “Deploying MySQL HA with Ansible and Vagrant,” Daniel Guzman Burgos, Consultant, and Robert Barabas, Senior Consultant, Percona
  • “InnoDB Architecture and Performance Optimization,” Peter Zaitsev, CEO, Percona
  • “MySQL Break/Fix Lab,” Gillian Gunson, MySQL DBA, Miklos Szel, Senior MySQL Consultant, and Brian Cain, MySQL Consultant, PythianMySQL
  • “MySQL Devops: Initiation on How to Automate MySQL deployment,” Frederic Descamps, Senior Architect, and Kenny Gryp, Principal Architect, Percona
  • “Operational DBA in a Nutshell! Hands On Tutorial!” Dimitri Vanoverbeke, Technical Account Manager, Liz van Dijk, Head of Technical Account Management, and Kenny Gryp, Principal Architect, Percona
  • “Percona XtraDB Cluster / Galera in Practice - 2015 Edition,” Jay Janssen, Managing Consultant, Percona
  • “Ramp-up Tutorial for MySQL Cluster - Scaling with Continuous Availability,” René Cannaò
  • “Tuning MySQL: It's About Performance,” Bill Karwin, Senior Database Architect and Software Engineer, SchoolMessenger
  • “Using TokuDB: A Guided Walk Through of TokuDB Implementation,” Jon Tobin, Lead Sales Engineer, Tokutek


Sponsorship opportunities for Percona Live MySQL Conference & Expo 2015 are available. Sponsors become part of a dynamic and growing ecosystem and interact with more than 1,000 DBAs, sysadmins, developers, CTOs, CEOs, business managers, technology evangelists, solutions vendors, and entrepreneurs who typically attend the event. Current sponsors include:

  • Diamond Plus: VMware
  • Diamond: Yahoo
  • Gold: Codership, Pythian
  • Silver: BlackMesh, Box, MariaDB, SpringbokSQL, Tesora, Yelp
  • Exhibit Only: FoundationDB, Severalnines, ScaleArc, Tokutek, VividCortex
  • Other Sponsors: MailChimp, Nextiva
  • Media Sponsor: Database Trends & Applications, Datanami, InfoQ, JAXenter, Linux Journal, O'Reilly Media

Having Fun at the Hyatt

The Hyatt Regency Santa Clara is the best place to stay and enjoy all conference activities, including receptions, Birds of a Feather, and Lightning Talks. Attendees have been known to mingle at the Hyatt bar throughout the afternoon and long into the evening. Percona has reserved a block of rooms and attendees who make their reservations via the Percona Live MySQL Conference and Expo 2015 website receive a special rate until March 23, 2015, or until the group block is sold out.

Planning to Attend?

Early Bird Registration discounts for Percona Live MySQL Conference & Expo 2015 are available through February 1, 2015 at 11:30 p.m. PST.

Visit the Percona Live MySQL Conference & Expo 2015 website for more information about the conference. Interested community members can also register to receive email updates about Percona Live MySQL Conference & Expo 2015.

Percona Live Conferences

What:        Percona Live MySQL Conference & 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

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About Percona

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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