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Percona Announces Keynote Speaker Schedule, New Sponsors and Special Offer for Third Annual Percona Live MySQL Conference and

Percona Announces Keynote Speaker Schedule, New Sponsors and Special Offer for  Third Annual Percona Live MySQL Conference and Expo 2014  Booking.com, Rackspace and Twitter Among Major New Sponsors; 100 $5 Expo-Only Passes Available for New Registrants; Applications for DotOrg Pavilion Accepted Through February 28  PLEASANTON, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 02/12/14 --  Percona, the company that makes MySQL faster and more reliable, today published the keynote speaker schedule and a list of new and prominent sponsors, including Booking.com, Rackspace and Twitter, for the Third Annual Percona Live MySQL Conference and Expo 2014 to be held at The Hyatt Regency Santa Clara and Santa Clara Convention Center, April 1-4, 2014. The company also announced a special offer for a $5 Expo-Only pass available to the first 100 people who register using the promotion. Applications and nominations are also now being accepted through February 28, 2014, for participation in this year's DotOrg Pavilion, a free space in the expo hall for non-commercial projects relevant to the MySQL community.   Confirmed Keynote Presenters  Tomas Ulin, Vice President of MySQL at Oracle, will present "Raising the MySQL Bar," a look at how Oracle delivers constant innovation and enhancements to the MySQL community.  Nisha Talagala, Lead Architect at Fusion-io, will present "The Evolution of MySQL in the All-Flash Datacenter," focusing on the state of the art in non volatile memory technology and its application to MySQL.  Renjish Abraham, Tech Lead DBA for Dropbox MySQL SRE, will present "Adventures in MySQL at Dropbox," a look at how MySQL helps Dropbox users store and share more than a billion files a day.  Sean Chighizola, Senior Director of Database Administration at Big Fish Games, will present "MySQL, Private Cloud Infrastructure and OpenStack," discussing the value of private clouds and the cost, management and interoperability issues between private cloud and employer-managed data centers.  Robert Hodges, CEO of Continuent, will present "Getting Serious about MySQL and Hadoop at Continuent," exploring the data management trends spurring integration, how the MySQL community is stepping up, and where the integration may go in the future.   Peter Zaitsev, CEO of Percona, will present "9 Things You Need to Know About High Availability, Manageability, and The Cloud," in which he will discuss the latest needs and solutions in these three key areas and what they mean for various types of MySQL users, from startups to large organizations.  Sponsors  This year's Percona Live MySQL Conference and Expo includes an extensive list of prominent new sponsors, including Platinum sponsor Booking.com and Sliver sponsors Twitter and Rackspace. Sponsorship opportunities are still available. Sponsors of the Percona Live MySQL Conference and Expo 2014 become part of a dynamic and growing ecosystem and interact with more than 1,000 DBAs, sysadmins, developers, CTOs, CEOs, business managers, technology evangelists, solutions vendors, and entrepreneurs in the heart of Silicon Valley. The complete list of sponsors includes:      --  Diamond Plus: Continuent, Fusion-io --  Platinum: Booking.com --  Gold: Micron, Pythian, SkySQL --  Silver: AppDynamics, Box, Calpont, Diablo, Galera/Codership, Google,     Parelastic, Rackspace, Twitter, Yelp --  Exhibitors: Attunity, Dropbox, FoundationDB, HGST, PalominoDB, PSSC     Labs, ScaleArc, ScaleBase, Severalnines, Tokutek, VividCortex --  Other: Webyog, MailChimp     Special Promotion: $5 Expo-Only Passes  The first 100 people who register for an Expo-Only pass (new registrations only) using the discount code "KEY" will be able to register for just $5. An Expo-Only pass provides access to the keynote addresses, Lightning Talks, Birds of a Feather sessions, the exhibit floor, and the Community Networking Reception on Thursday night.   Call for DotOrg Pavilion Exhibitors Now Open  Applications are now being accepted for this year's DotOrg pavilion, a free expo hall space for non-commercial projects relevant to the MySQL community. Previous participants have included projects like common_schema, MariaDB, Mroonga, openark-kit, OpenStack, phpMyAdmin, Shar-Query and Tarantool. Applications must be submitted by February 28, 2014.  2014 MySQL Community Awards  Nominations are now open for the 2014 MySQL Community Awards. Winners will be announced on Thursday, April 3, during the Community Reception. The deadline to submit nominations is February 23.  Visit the Percona Live MySQL Conference and Expo 2014 website for more information about the conference and to register. Interested community members can also register to receive email updates about the Percona Live MySQL Conference and Expo 2014.  Percona Live Conferences  What:   Percona Live MySQL Conference and Expo 2014  Where:   The Hyatt Regency Santa Clara and Santa Clara Convention Center  5101 Great America Parkway  Santa Clara, CA 95054  When:   April 1-4, 2014  About Percona  Percona has made MySQL faster and more reliable for over 2,000 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 www.percona.com.  Percona(R) and Percona XtraBackup(R) are registered trademarks of Percona LLC or its subsidiaries. All other registered and unregistered trademarks in this document are the sole property of their respective owners.  Company Information  Press Contacts Terry Erisman Percona  (888) 401-3401 Ext. 555 Terry.Erisman@Percona.com