Percona to Host Percona Live MySQL Conference and Expo in Santa Clara

Percona will host its third Percona Live MySQL Conference and Expo in Santa Clara from April 1 to 4. The regular conference schedule runs from Wednesday to Friday, and features receptions, keynote speakers and break-out sessions geared toward the MySQL ecosystem to offer participants with a first-hand look at what’s to come. In addition, Tuesday, April 1, will provide attendees with  the opportunity to participate in an assortment of tutorials.

Over the duration of the three days, the conference will include 100 break-out sessions given by companies from different lines of business within the industry that use or provide software services for MySQL. Speakers will include executives from companies such as Facebook, Google, Box, Continuent, Yahoo, Twitter and others. The speakers will provide insight on the practical applications of the MySQL systems. In addition, Percona’s CEO Peter Zaitsev will discuss cloud accessibility and user capabilities in MySQL.

On Wednesday evening, attendees can participate in ‘birds of a feather’ sessions, providing informal opportunities for conference participants interested in similar discussion topics to have their questions addressed.  Some of the topics covered include extreme MySQL performance, best practices for MySQL data replication, MySQL and women and Percona cloud tools.

In addition to the welcome reception, the conference also hosts a community networking reception, allowing attendees to network within their group of peers. “It’s a great opportunity for people to meet each other and network and have a chance to get to know other people in the industry,” said Terry Erisman, CMO of Percona, commenting on the community networking reception taking place on Thursday night. According to Erisman, Percona expects to host well over 1,000 attendees again this year, offering opportunities  for people to connect with others  in the community. To break up the intense, fact-driven days, there will be 10 short and humorous lightning talks given during the community networking session.

“Last year was the first year that Oracle MySQL representatives participated in the conference and we are looking forward to having them back again. It’s great to hear directly from the horse’s mouth, so to speak,” noted Erisman. Last year, Tomas Ulin, VP of development from MySQL, spoke at Percona’s London event, providing insights into what is coming in the MySQL world. “I always look forward to hearing what he has to say because he has his finger on the pulse of what’s coming up in MySQL and particularly in this case, MySQL 5.7,” said Erisman.

Percona XtraDB Cluster 5.6 Features

The conference will provide the opportunity for attendees to learn more about the capabilities of Percona XtraDB Cluster 5.6, the latest version of Percona’s open source high availability clustering solution for MySQL.  Percona XtraDB Cluster 5.6 combines the features and benefits of Percona Server, Galera, wsrep API, and Percona XtraBackup into a unified package, and, according to the company, is designed to deliver improved user experience through higher performance, faster recovery from node failure, and greater user control.

 “For people who are running applications where you really can’t have downtime, it’s a very powerful solution to make sure your MySQL databases are always up even if one of your servers has a failure or if you just need to take your server down to do maintenance,” Erisman explained.  Along with the 5.6 release, Percona also introduced Percona ClusterControl, a monitoring and management solution for Percona XtraDB Cluster. Percona ClusterControl derived from a partnership with Severalnines and is given to customers when they sign a subscription for support for Percona XtraDB Cluster.