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  Wednesday, September 25, 2013    Peter Zaitsev

MySQL 5.6 Configuration Optimization

The default configuration files that come with MySQL 5.6 are not very helpful or good. You can spend a lot of time tweaking the variables within MySQL’s sample configuration files to work within your organization’s unique business environment. This often makes very little difference in performance or, worse yet, negatively affects it.

Join Percona’s CEO and Co-Founder Peter Zaitsev as he discusses a practical approach to generating a sensible configuration file that sets what is needed and omits what is not. Peter will focus on the new configuration settings within MySQL 5.6. At the end of this webinar, you will understand how to configure a better-performing MySQL 5.6 server that is more stable and resistant to many common problems.

About the Author

Peter Zaitsev

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 140 professionals in 30 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, 2015 and 2016. 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 Database 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’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.


How Percona Can Help

Percona Consulting can:

  • Review your system and help you identify the optimal configuration settings for your environment
  • Develop and execute a migration to 5.6 to take advantage of the new features and configuration options
  • Tune your system to get the most out of your application

Contact us now for more information.