Jul 23, 2016
 Data Day Seattle
  Peter Zaitsev

MySQL is a relational database engine, giving you the full capabilities of the SQL language. It also implies you are subjected to relational data model limitations, without the more fluid document-based model abilities of some NoSQL solutions.

At least that used to be true! Recent improvements in MySQL 5.7 allow the use of MySQL as a relational database engine with the power of SQL, AND as a document store with a CRUD interface and dynamic schema – or as both models working together on the same data.
This presentation explores the powerful new NoSQL features of MySQL 5.7, and provides examples of how you can put them to use in your applications.

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 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.