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  Jul 25, 2013
  OSCON 2013
   Peter Zaitsev

Database Performance - What Really Matters?

In many Performance evaluation studies, you will find comparison made in terms of peak throughput or corresponding response time. Yet these metrics are not the ones which well describe how technology would behave in real production systems. In this brief presentation, we will look into why such metrics can be misleading as well as provide framework and principles about performance evaluation which focuses on being able to provide good service in real world production environments. We will use MySQL as example technology, though most of this presentation has broad applicability to data processing technologies

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 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 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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