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, 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, 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. 
 This year's Percona Live
MySQL Conference and Expo includes an extensive list of prominent new
sponsors, including Platinum sponsor 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:
--  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 
 Percona Live MySQL Conference and Expo 2014 
 The Hyatt Regency Santa Clara and Santa Clara Convention
 5101 Great America Parkway
 Santa Clara, CA 95054 
 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 
Percona(R) and Percona XtraBackup(R) are registered trademarks of
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