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Percona Live MySQL Conference and Expo Offers Outstanding Panel of MySQL Industry Leaders on Diamond Sponsor Keynote Panel

McAfee Joins as Diamond Sponsor and AOL Joins as Lunch Sponsor; Lightning Talks and Birds of a Feather Sessions to Cover Broad Range of Topics (April 02, 2012)

PLEASANTON, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 04/02/12 -- Percona, Inc., the company that makes MySQL faster and more reliable, today announced its Diamond Sponsor Keynote Panel for the Percona Live MySQL Conference and Expo taking place at the Hyatt Regency Santa Clara and Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, Calif., April 10-12, 2012. Moderated by Baron Schwartz, Percona's chief performance architect, "Future Perfect: The Road Ahead for MySQL" will feature a panel of MySQL industry leaders, including: Sundar Raghavan, director product management at Amazon; Paul Mikesell, CEO of Clustrix; a representative from HP; and, a representative from McAfee, which recently joined the conference as a Diamond Sponsor. AOL has also recently joined the conference as a lunch sponsor.

Formerly the MySQL Conference & Expo hosted by O'Reilly and Associates, this "must attend" three-day event provides a great opportunity for MySQL users, developers and vendors to exchange knowledge and information about MySQL and attend breakout sessions, keynotes, and tutorials presented by some of the most respected MySQL practitioners in the industry.

The Diamond Sponsor Keynote Panel will take place at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday and provide insight into the future of MySQL technology, adoption, and the ecosystem landscape.

Birds of a Feather Sessions
Percona has published its list of Birds of a Feather sessions (BOFs), which will take place on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. and Wednesday at 9:00 p.m. (see bottom of linked pages). BOFs enable attendees with the same project or topic interests to enjoy some quality face time. Topics include "Query Optimization," "MySQL and Ruby on Rails," "MySQL in the Cloud," and much more

Lightning Talks
Percona has also published its list of Lightning Talks, a series of five-minute speaking opportunities during which attendees will propose, explain, exhort, and rant on a variety of MySQL-related topics. The one-hour Lightning Talks session will take place at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday night during the Community Networking Reception. Topics include "The Five Minute Tour of Drizzle," "How to Design a Scalable System," and "How to Become a Rockstar DBA."

Additional sponsorship opportunities for the Percona Live MySQL Conference and Expo 2012 are still available. Sponsors become a part of a dynamic and growing ecosystem and interact with more than 1,000 developers, business managers, technology evangelists, database administrators, and entrepreneurs in the heart of Silicon Valley. Sponsors already committed to the event include:

  • Diamond Plus: HP
  • Diamond: Amazon Web Services, Clustrix, and McAfee
  • Platinum: Continuent, Schooner, New Relic, and Virident
  • Gold: Fusion-io
  • Silver:, Box, Facebook, Google, Joyent, NuoDB, PalominoDB, ScaleBase and SkySQL
  • Tuesday Night Welcome Reception: Machine Zone
  • Wednesday Lunch: AOL
  • Wednesday Night Community Networking Reception: Craigslist
  • Exhibits-Only: Couchbase, Infobright, Nimbus Data, ScaleArc, Sphinx, STEC, Inc., Tokutek and Zmanda
  • Media Sponsors: Linux Pro Magazine,, and O'Reilly

For more information about the conference, visit the Percona Live MySQL Conference and Expo 2012 website.

Event Details

Percona Live MySQL Conference and Expo 2012
The Hyatt Regency Santa Clara and Santa Clara Convention Center
5101 Great America Parkway
Santa Clara, CA 95054
April 10-12, 2012

About Percona, Inc.

Percona Inc. has made MySQL faster and more reliable for over 1,400 consulting and support customers worldwide since 2006. Percona provides enterprise-grade MySQL support, consulting, training, and development services to companies such as Cisco Systems, Alcatel-Lucent, Groupon, and the BBC. Percona's founders authored the definitive book High Performance MySQL from O'Reilly Press and the widely read MySQL Performance Blog. Percona also develops software for MySQL users, including Percona Server and Percona XtraBackup, the only open source, hot backup utility for the InnoDB storage engine. The popular Percona Live conferences draw attendees and acclaimed speakers from around the world. For more information, visit

Percona® and XtraBackup® are registered trademarks of Percona, Inc. All other registered and unregistered trademarks in this document are the sole property of their respective owners.

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