Percona Continues to Set the Bar for MySQL Industry Leadership

Percona Continues to Set the Bar for MySQL Industry Leadership 
Percona Enjoys Continued Explosive Growth While Delivering Premier
Offerings, Industry's Top Conferences, and New Sales and Technology
PLEASANTON, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 01/29/13 --   Percona, the company
that makes MySQL faster and more reliable, today highlighted its
continued MySQL industry leadership throughout 2012, as its worldwide
customer base grew to over 1,800. The company, which released major
updates across its product portfolio during the year, also continued
to deliver on its commitment to MySQL development and education via
highly acclaimed Percona Live Conferences in Santa Clara, New York
and London. During 2012, Percona also signed a number of high-profile
customers and established new sales and technology partnerships to
improve the customer experience. 
2012 Highlights 

--  Percona's customer base now stands at more than 1,800, including
    hundreds of high-profile MySQL users.
--  Percona has grown to nearly 90 staff members located around the world.
--  Percona MySQL Support experienced explosive sales growth with over a
    200% increase in customers and nearly 3.5 times higher bookings in
    2012 than in 2011.
--  The first annual Percona Live MySQL Conference and Expo in Santa
    Clara, attended by more than 1,000 people, was hailed as a huge
    success, and the company's education-focused regional Percona Live
    Conferences in New York and London were met with equal enthusiasm. The
    company also recently announced speakers for Percona Live MySQL
    Conference and Expo 2013, including representatives from 451 Research,
    Facebook, Google, HP and Tumblr. The expanded 2013 conference will
    feature four days of sessions and tutorials, and is scheduled for
    April 22-25, 2013 at the Hyatt Regency Santa Clara and Santa Clara
    Convention Center.
--  Percona Server downloads since the project's initial release now total
    over 500,000.
--  Percona updated Percona Server, releasing version 5.5.27-28.0 of the
    company's popular enhanced drop-in replacement for MySQL. Leading
    hosting companies such as Blue Host, Crucial Web Hosting, FirstServer,
    HP, Joyent, RackSpace and SpeedySparrow offer hosted Percona Server to
--  Percona introduced Percona XtraDB Cluster, a new approach to high
    availability MySQL. A breakthrough MySQL technology, Percona XtraDB
    Cluster is a unique, free, open source MySQL solution that uses the
    Codership Galera replication library -- providing high performance,
    synchronous, multi-master replication -- to guarantee data
--  Percona released Percona XtraBackup 2.0, the latest release of the
    company's open source hot backup solution for MySQL and Percona
    Server. The new version offers parallel compression and streaming
    incremental backups to increase backup performance.
--  Percona announced the availability of Percona Toolkit 2.1, the latest
    release of the company's open source administration tools for MySQL
    and Percona Server.
--  Percona partnered with New Relic to include the cloud application
    performance management provider's SaaS-based application monitoring
    tool with Percona Gold and Platinum Support contracts in order to
    provide customers with 24x7 app performance data, deep insight into
    how the application is using MySQL, proactive notifications and
    code-level visibility.
--  Zend Technologies Ltd. selected Percona to maintain and support Zend
    DBi, the drop-in replacement for MySQL on the IBM i platform. The move
    ensures that companies that have standardized on IBM i can make a
    seamless transition to a feature-rich, fully supported, and open
    source alternative MySQL solution.

Peter Zaitsev, Co-founder and CEO for Percona
 "Percona's continued
growth is a direct reflection of our success at providing premier
MySQL services, robust and reliable open source software, and highly
engaging industry conferences. We are driven by a passion for MySQL
and open source, a desire to provide developers and database
professionals with superior solutions, and a commitment to promoting
education and collegiality in our industry. I'm extremely proud of
the Percona team and believe that 2013 will be an even better year."  
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, Remote
DBA, and Server 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, Percona
XtraBackup, Percona XtraDB Cluster, and Percona Toolkit. 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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