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  Wednesday, April 15, 2020    Matt Yonkovit, Peter Zaitsev

Join us April 15 for an hour-long roundtable with Peter Zaitsev, CEO and Matt Yonkovit, CXO of Percona.

Peter and Matt will be answering your questions, and exploring topics that are top of mind with the recent COVID-19 outbreak:

 

  • Is your business experiencing a slowdown? Matt will share five easy ways your company can cut costs quickly — without reducing staff.
  • Or, perhaps your company is actually seeing an unexpected increase in traffic? Learn how to prepare for, or survive a surge in your traffic.
  • Peter will also share tips for how to remove bottlenecks caused by high traffic events in your MySQL database.
  • Finally, with the sudden shift to remote working, Peter and Matt will share their personal experience being part of and leading a remote company, with Percona being almost entirely remote for the past 13 years.


About the Authors

Matt Yonkovit

Matt Yonkovit is Percona’s Chief Experience Officer, overseeing company strategy & marketing functions, as well as operating as the chief storyteller. Before joining Percona in 2009, Matt worked at MySQL AB and Sun Microsystems as a Solution Architect, building out and optimizing high performance, scalable, and always-available infrastructure for Fortune 500 and countless other web properties. He has carried this experience and expertise into his executive leadership roles, helping build Percona's customer offerings and guiding the growth of services by 10X over the course of his career, leading to a 99.8% customer satisfaction rating. With 20+ years in the open source database industry, Matt specializes in guiding customers to achieve their specific objectives. He has a passion for performance and takes pride in contributing to the vibrant open source community, as well as finding and mentoring Percona’s future leaders. Matt is originally from Grand Rapids, Michigan, and attended Grand Valley State University. He now lives in Raleigh, North Carolina with his wife, daughter, cat, and dog, where he enjoys fantasy sports, playing video games, listening to rock music, as well as taking things apart to figure out how they work.
 

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.