Percona Announces Keynote Speakers, DotOrg Pavilion, and

Percona Announces Keynote Speakers, DotOrg Pavilion, and Additional
Sponsors for Second Annual Percona Live MySQL Conference and Expo 
Super Saver Registration Discounts Through January 22nd 
PLEASANTON, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 01/22/13 --  Percona, the company
that makes MySQL faster and more reliable, announced the first of the
conference keynote speakers, availability of a DotOrg Pavilion, and
new sponsors including Amazon Web Services, Google, Clustrix,
Scalebase, PalominoDB, Database Trends & Applications, and Linux
Journal, for the Percona Live MySQL Conference and Expo 2013. In
addition, nominations are now being accepted for the 2013 MySQL
Community Awards which will be awarded during the Community
Networking Reception during the conference.  
The 2012 conference was widely regarded as one of the best
MySQL-focused conferences in years. With sponsorship and speakers
from some of the world's most admired brands, the conference was
enthusiastically received by more than 1,000 attendees, many of whom
praised the breadth and caliber of the sessions. The conference was
so popular that Percona added a fourth day to the 2013 conference
Confirmed Keynote Presenters 
Matt Aslett of 451 Research will present the keynote "MySQL, YourSQL,
NoSQL, NewSQL - the State of the MySQL Ecosystem." You can help by
participating in 451 Research's 2013 Database survey. 
Robert Hodges, CEO of Continuent, will leverage over 30 years of
database and application engineering experience in his keynote titled
"Thinking Small About Big Data -- How MySQL Can Thrive in the World
of Massive Data Hype." 
Peter Zaitsev, CEO of Percona, will speak on the state of the MySQL
ecosystem in his welcome address to attendees. 
Call for DotOrg Pavilion Exhibitors Now Open
 This year's conference
will once again feature a DotOrg pavilion, a free expo hall space for
non-commercial projects relevant to the MySQL community. Previous
year participants included projects like phpMyAdmin, CentOS, Mozilla,
MariaDB, Drizzle, and MySQL Sandbox. Space is limited and
applications close February 10 so apply now. 
sponsors Amazon Web Services, Google, Scalebase, Palomino DB, and
Pythian join a growing list of industry heavyweights who have joined
to support the conference. Sponsors become 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. Sponsorship
opportunities for the Percona Live MySQL Conference and Expo 2013 are
available. Sponsors already committed to the event include: 

--  Diamond Plus: Amazon Web Services, Continuent
--  Gold: Google
--  Silver: Box, Clustrix, Couchbase, ParElastic, Scalebase, SkySQL
--  Exhibitors: Akiban, Altoros,, Codership, PalominoDB,
    Pythian, Sphinx, ScaleArc, STEC, Tokutek
--  Media Sponsors: Database Trends & Applications, Linux Journal,
    O'Reilly, Web and PHP Magazine

2013 MySQL Community Awards
 Nominations are now open for the 2013
MySQL Community Awards. To nominate a deserving person, application
or company, visit the website. Winners will be announced
on Wednesday, April 24, during the Community Reception. The deadline
to submit nominations is January 31. 
Planning to Attend?
 Take advantage of Super Saver registration
discounts by registering now.  
Interested community members can also register to receive email
updates about the Percona Live MySQL Conference and Expo 2013. 
 Percona Live MySQL Conference and Expo 2013 
 The Hyatt Regency Santa Clara and Santa Clara Convention
 5101 Great America Parkway
 Santa Clara, CA 95054 
 April 22-25, 2013 
About Percona 
Percona has made MySQL faster and more reliable for over 1,800
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(R) and XtraBackup(R) are registered trademarks of Percona
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Company Information 
Press Contacts
Terry Erisman
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