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  Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Best Practices for MySQL Scalability

MySQL scalability depends on getting many things right including the architecture, hardware, operating system, MySQL version, MySQL configuration, schema design and indexing, and query design. To avoid having any one of them become the bottleneck that limits the scalability of the entire system, you need to follow best practices in all of these technology areas. Each area deserves its own webinar so we won’t go into the trenches to explore every one in depth. Instead, we will provide an overview of MySQL scalability which highlights the most important considerations and best practices for each of these areas.

Peter Zaitsev
CEO
Peter Zaitsev co-founded Percona and assumed the role of CEO in 2006. As one of the foremost experts on MySQL strategy and optimization, Peter leveraged both his technical vision and entrepreneurial skills to grow Percona from a two-person shop to one of the most respected open source companies in the business. With over 150 professionals in 20 plus countries, Peter’s venture now serves over 3000 customers – including the “who’s who” of internet giants, large enterprises and many exciting startups. Percona was named to the Inc. 5000 in 2013, 2014 and 2015. 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. Peter is a co-author of High Performance MySQL: Optimization, Backups, and Replication, one of the most popular books on MySQL performance. Peter frequently speaks as an expert lecturer at MySQL and related conferences, and regularly posts on the Percona Data Performance Blog. He has also been tapped as a contributor to Fortune and DZone, and his recent ebook Practical MySQL Performance Optimization Volume 1 is one of percona.com’s most popular downloads. Peter lives in North Carolina with his wife and two children. In his spare time, Peter enjoys travel and spending time outdoors.


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