Peter Zaitsev, Co-Founder, Percona

Peter Zaitsev is the co-founder of Percona. As one of the foremost experts on open source strategy and database
optimization, Zaitsev 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. Now, Zaitsev continues as a board member and advisor in a range of open source startups. Zaitsev is a co-author of High Performance MySQL: Optimization, Backups, and Replication, one of the most popular books on MySQL performance. 

Articles by Peter Zaitsev, Co-Founder, Percona

The world of open source has moved from being a niche interest that was the province of academics and self-described geeks to the mainstream. From being the purview of free software interest groups, open source is now ubiquitous. According to OpenUK, open source is used by 78% of private enterprises, and open source components and code are present in roughly 97% of all applications, proprietary or otherwise.

Posted June 13, 2024

While not the most media-hyped technology, databases are certainly one of the most crucial when it comes to our always-online, always-connected society. Databases power not just the applications and websites we use every day, but the businesses that generate revenue and fuel the economy. The internet relies on functioning and well-performing databases to operate.

Posted April 07, 2017