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  Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Solid State Storage for Your Open Source Databases: What You Need to Know to Optimize Performance

The rise of Solid State or Flash storage is one of the great technology changes impacting the database world. With this impact comes many questions for potential users of the technology. Traditionally, databases were designed based on the premise that storage is slow and that sequential IO operations are much faster than "random" ones. This is not the case with Solid State storage. To successfully operate your open source database, there are many options that you need to understand about solid state storage.

This presentation will help explore these options and answer your key questions by discussing:

  • The properties of Solid State storage and Multi-Tiered storage solutions
  • How to best use them to a build and optimize a high-performance and cost efficient storage solution for database workloads
  • What specific configurations are proven to work well
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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