Percona Welcomes HP and Amazon Web Services as Keynote Speakers for Second Annual Percona Live MySQL Conference and Expo

Percona Welcomes HP and Amazon Web Services as Keynote Speakers for Second 
Annual Percona Live MySQL Conference and Expo 
Now Accepting Submissions for Birds of a Feather and Lightning Talks;
Early Bird Prices Through February 24 
PLEASANTON, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 02/13/13 --   Percona, the company
that makes MySQL faster and more reliable, announced the addition of
HP and Amazon Web Services as conference keynote speakers. Percona
also announced new conference sponsors HP, GenieDB, GreenSQL,
DaniWeb, Software Developer's Journal, and Web and PHP Magazine.
Early Bird ticket pricing is available through February 24 for the
Percona Live MySQL Conference and Expo 2013 and single day tickets
are now available. In addition, proposals are now being accepted for
Birds of a Feather and Lightning Talks. 
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 
Simone Brunozzi, Senior Technology Evangelist at Amazon Web Services,
will speak on "Databases in the Cloud: Present and Future." 
Brian Aker, a Fellow at Hewlett Packard's Cloud Division, is a
returning keynote presenter for the 2013 conference.  
Birds of a Feather
 Birds of a Feather (BOF) sessions enable
attendees with interests in the same project or topic to enjoy some
quality face time. BOFs can be organized for individual projects or
broader topics (e.g., best practices, open data, standards). Any
attendee or conference speaker can propose and moderate an engaging
BOF. Percona will post the selected topics and moderators online and
provide a meeting space and time. The deadline for BOF submissions is
February 24. 
Lightning Talk
 Lightning Talks provide an opportunity for attendees
to propose, explain, exhort, or rant on any MySQL-related topic for
five minutes. They might include a new idea, successful project,
cautionary story, quick tip, or demonstration. All submissions will
be reviewed and the top 10 will be selecte
d to present during the
one-hour Lightning Talks session during the Wednesday night Community
Networking Reception. Lighthearted, fun or otherwise entertaining
submissions are highly welcome. The deadline for submitting a
Lightning Talk topic is February 24. 
Post-Conference Events
 On April 26, conference attendees are invited
to attend complimentary, specialized MySQL sessions including:  

--  SkySQL & MariaDB will host the 2ndAnnual MySQL(R) & Cloud
    Database Solutions Day, a free one-day event featuring tutorials and
    interactive discussions around the MySQL(R) and Maria(R)
    databases, the Cloud, and High Availability.

Percona is pleased to welcome HP as a Diamond Plus sponsor, GenieDB as
a Platinum sponsor, GreenSQL as an exhibitor, and DaniWeb, Software
Developer's Journal and Web and PHP Magazine as media sponsors.
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, HP
--  Platinum: GenieDB
--  Gold: Google
--  Silver: Box, Clustrix, Couchbase, ParElastic, Scalebase, SkySQL
--  Exhibitors: Akiban, Altoros,, Codership, GreenSQL,
    PalominoDB, Pythian, Sphinx, ScaleArc, STEC, Tokutek
--  Media Sponsors: DaniWeb, Database Trends & Applications, Linux
    Journal, O'Reilly, Software Developer's Journal, Web and PHP Magazine

Planning to Attend?
 Take advantage of Early Bird registration prices
and single day conference tickets 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, 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 
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