Percona Announces Conference Schedule for the Percona Live Data Performance Conference 2016

DURHAM, NC–(Marketwired – Feb 1, 2016) – Percona, the company that delivers enterprise-class MySQL® and MongoDB® solutions and services, today announced the full schedule of breakout sessions and tutorials for the Percona Live Data Performance Conference 2016 (formerly the MySQL Conference and Expo), which will take place April 18-21, 2016 at The Hyatt Regency Santa Clara and Santa Clara Convention Center. Sponsorship opportunities are still available, and Early Bird Registration Discounts can be purchased through Feb. 3, 2016 at 11:30 p.m. PST. A discounted block of reserved rooms at the Hyatt Regency Santa Clara is filling quickly, so attendees are urged to reserve now. The reservation block expires on March 25, 2016.
Percona Live Data Performance Conference 2016 is the premier event for the rich and diverse open source community and businesses that thrive in the MySQL and NoSQL marketplaces. Attendees include DBAs, sysadmins, developers, architects, CTOs, and CEOs representing organizations from industry giants such as Oracle to start-ups. Vendors increasingly rely on the conference as a major opportunity to connect with potential high-value customers from around the world.
Following are just some of the 143 engaging conference sessions, 18 helpful tutorials, and 22 25-minute talks that attendees can enjoy:
Conference Schedule

Session Title

Dirty Little Secrets
Jeremy Tinley, Sr. MySQL Operations Engineer
Jenni Snyder, MySQL DBA
Jonah Berquist, Database Infrastructure Engineer
Geoffrey Anderson, Database Operations Engineer
Silvia Botros, Sr. MySQL DBA
Shlomi Noach, Sr. Systems Engineer

Shifting the Paradigm: MongoDB and the MEAN Stack
Kat Styons, Senior Full Stack Developer
Sruti Cheedalla, Senior Web Developer
The Washington Post

InnoDB Locking Explained With Stick Figures
Bill Karwin, Senior Database Architect

Espresso: LinkedIn’s distributed document store on top of MySQL
Yun Sun, Staff Software Engineer
Eun-Gyu Kim, Staff Software Engineer
Davi Arnaut, Software Engineer

MongoDB Security
Stephane Combaudon, MySQL Consultant

The Life of a Click: How Hearst Publishing Manages Clickstream Analytics
Richard McFarland, VP Data Sciences

Everyday We’re Shuffling — Online Shard Migration at Facebook
Daren Seagrave, MySQL Infrastructure Engineer

What’s New in MySQL
Geir Høydalsvik, Sr. Software Development Director
Simon Mudd, DBA

Vitess: The Complete Story
Sugu Sougoumarane, Engineer, Infrastructure & Storage

MySQL and Docker Strategies
Patrick Galbraith, Senior Systems Engineer
Hewlett Packard

Operational Buddhism: Building Reliable Services From Unreliable Components
  Ernie Souhrada, Database Engineer and Bit Wrangler

MySQL Performance: Scalability & Benchmarks
Dimitri KRAVTCHUK, MySQL Performance Architect

A Little Cassandra for the Relational Brain
Partrick McFadin, Chief Evangelist

Compression for OpenSource Databases
Peter Zaitsev, CEO

Indexing Strategies and Tips for MongoDB
Kimberly Wilkins, Principal Engineer/Databases
ObjectRocket by Rackspace


Session Title

InnoDB Architecture and Performance Optimization for MySQL 5.7
Peter Zaitsev, CEO

MySQL GTID Implementation, Maintenance, and Best Practices
Brian Cain, MySQL Database Administrator
Mark Filipi, Senior Database Administrator
Gillian Gunson, Staff MySQL DBA

MySQL Replication, the Community Sceptic Roundup
Giuseppe Maxia, Quality Assurance Architect

Advanced Percona XtraDB Cluster in a nutshell, La Suite: Hands on Tutorial not for Beginners!
Frederic Descamps, Sr. Architect
Kenny Gryp, Principal Architect

MyRocks deep dive — Flash optimized LSM database for MySQL, and its use case at Facebook
Yoshinori Matsunobu, Database Engineer

Best practices for MySQL High Availability
Colin Charles, Chief Evangelist

MongoDB 3.2
David Murphy, MongoDB Practice Manager

An introduction to OpenStack Trove
Amrith Kumar, Founder & CTO
Doug Shelley, VP Product Development
Tesora Inc.

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 BOF sessions will be held Tuesday, April 19, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. The deadline for BOF submissions is February 7. Lightning Talks
Lightning Talks provide an opportunity for attendees to propose, explain, exhort, or rant on any MySQL, NoSQL or Data in the Cloud-related topic for five minutes. Topics might include a new idea, successful project, cautionary story, quick tip, or demonstration. All submissions will be reviewed, and the top 10 will be selected to present during one of the scheduled breakout sessions during the week. Lighthearted, fun or otherwise entertaining submissions are highly welcome. The deadline for submitting a Lightning Talk topic is February 7, 2016.
Sponsorship opportunities for Percona Live Data Performance Conference 2016 are available and offer the opportunity to interact with more than 1,300 DBAs, sysadmins, developers, CTOs, CEOs, business managers, technology evangelists, solution vendors, and entrepreneurs who typically attend the event. Current sponsors include:
Diamond Plus: Deep Information Science, VMware
Platinum: Rackspace
Silver: Yelp
Exhibit: Codership
Media: Database Trends & Applications, Linux New Media, O’Reilly Media
Planning to Attend?
Early Bird Registration Discounts for Percona Live Data Performance Conference 2016 are available through Feb. 3, 2016 at 11:30 p.m. PST.
Visit the Percona Live Data Performance Conference 2016 website for more information about the conference. Interested community members can also register to receive email updates about the conference.
Percona Live Conferences
What: Percona Live Data Performance Conference 2016
Where: The Hyatt Regency Santa Clara and Santa Clara Convention Center
5101 Great America Parkway Santa Clara, CA 95054
When: April 18-21, 2016
About Percona
With more than 3,000 customers worldwide, Percona is the only company that delivers enterprise-class solutions for both MySQL and MongoDB across traditional and cloud-based platforms. The company provides Software, Support, Consulting, and Managed Services to some of the largest and most well-known brands on the Internet such as Cisco Systems, Time Warner Cable, Alcatel-Lucent, Groupon, and the BBC, as well as to many smaller companies looking to maximize application performance while streamlining database efficiencies. Well established as thought leaders, Percona experts author content for the Percona Data Performance Blog. The popular Percona Live conferences draw attendees and acclaimed speakers from around the world. For more information, visit
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