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  Thursday, July 30, 2020    Peter Zaitsev

Join Peter Zaitsev, CEO at Percona, as he discusses database challenges and the concepts of open source and open core. Over the years open source companies have tried to bring products to market and maximize their revenue streams. To date the most popular open source business model remains “Open Core”. But is open core software still open source? Or is it a freemium model designed to separate you from your money? Not all companies follow the same processes, ethics, and rules when building and launching open source products. Let’s talk about how the open core bait and switch works for many companies in the open source space.

Join this webinar to learn more about:
- Open Source and Open core distinction
- Free enterprise-class community versions alternatives
- Use cases that successfully moved away from vendor lock-in

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 200 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.