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  Wednesday, February 24, 2016    Peter Zaitsev, Torkel Odegaard

Grafana is the leading graph and dashboard builder for visualizing time series, which is a great tool for visual monitoring of MySQL databases. In this webinar, Torkel Odegaard, Grafana Founder and Creator, will provide an intro to Grafana and talk about adding data sources, creating dashboards and getting the most out of your data visualization. Then Peter Zaitsev, Percona Co-Founder and CEO, will show how to set up Grafana and Prometheus for in-depth, completely open source monitoring for MySQL troubleshooting and capacity planning. We will look into some features Grafana has to offer, as well as explain why different graphs are important and specifically how you can use them to analyze MySQL performance and troubleshoot operational issues.

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 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’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.


Torkel Odegaard

Creator of Grafana and now co-founder of Raintank, a company that is building and proving a metrics and monitoring platform based on open source software. Torkel was a hobby C/C++ developer in his early teens and university years which later turned into a carrier as a .NET developer with strong focus on maintainability, TDD and agile. The last couple of years has been a love affair with Go, nodejs, messaging architectures, writing deploy automation and other DevOps related tools. He is currently working full time on the open source project Grafana, the leading graph and dashboard builder for visualizing time series metrics.