Apr 01, 2008
 MySQL Users Conference 2008, Santa Clara, CA,
  Peter Zaitsev, Vadim Tkachenko



About the Authors

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 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.

 

Vadim Tkachenko

Vadim Tkachenko co-founded Percona in 2006 and serves as its Chief Technology Officer. He leads Percona CTO Labs, which focuses on technology research and performance evaluations of Percona and third-party products, designing hardware, filesystems, storage engines, and databases that surpass the standard performance and functionality scenario benchmarks. Under his supervision, Percona has developed and shipped Percona Server for MySQL, Percona XtraBackup, Percona XtraDB Cluster, Percona Server for MongoDB. Vadim’s expertise in LAMP performance and multi-threaded programming help optimize MySQL and InnoDB internals to take full advantage of modern hardware. Oracle Corporation and its predecessors have incorporated Vadim’s source code patches into the mainstream MySQL and InnoDB products. Prior to joining Percona, Vadim served as Performance Engineer at MySQL AB as well as founded a web development company in his native Ukraine. He also spent two years in the High-Performance Group within the official MySQL support team. In addition, Vadim has also co-authored the book High-Performance MySQL: Optimization, Backups, and Replication, 3rd Edition. Vadim received a BS in Economics and an MS in Computer Science from the National Technical University of Ukraine, and lives in North Carolina with his wife and two children.