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  Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Upgrading to MySQL 5.6: Best Practices

With the release of MySQL 5.6 by Oracle almost a year ago and Percona Server 5.6 in September, more and more of our customers are choosing to move to 5.6 and take advantage of the significant benefits offered by this technology.

However, upgrading to a major version may be risky, especially when complicated applications are involved. For each major upgrade, those risks are a bit different due to the areas which receive the bulk of change impact.

In this presentation, Percona CEO and Co-Founder Peter Zaitsev will talk about the MySQL upgrade best practices Percona uses to help our customers achieve maximum success. Additional topics covered include the unique aspects of upgrading to MySQL 5.6 and Percona Server 5.6, such as optimizer changes, changes to replication, and new features which you might consider using after your upgrade is complete.

Peter Zaitsev
CEO
Peter co-founded Percona in 2006, assuming the role of CEO. Percona helps companies of all sizes maximize their success with MySQL. Percona was named to the Inc. 5000 in 2013. 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. As CEO of Percona, Peter enjoys mixing business leadership with hands on technical expertise. Peter is co-author of High Performance MySQL published by O’Reilly, one of the most popular books on MySQL performance. Peter blogs regularly on MySQLPerformanceBlog.com and speaks frequently at conferences. 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 

If you plan to upgrade or migrate to MySQL 5.6 by Oracle or Percona Server 5.6, Percona can help create a plan for your migration by analyzing your application requirements, current database configuration, and overall environment. We will then help you determine your readiness for the implementation. Percona MySQL Consulting experts can build, test, and execute the plan so your business will fully benefit from the latest functionality and performance improvements.



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