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Percona Announces Keynote Speakers, DotOrg Pavilion, and Additional Sponsors for Second Annual Percona Live MySQL Conference and Expo

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PLEASANTON, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 01/22/13 -- Percona, the company that makes MySQL faster and more reliable, announced the first of the conference keynote speakers, availability of a DotOrg Pavilion, and new sponsors including Amazon Web Services, Google, Clustrix, Scalebase, PalominoDB, Database Trends & Applications, and Linux Journal, for the Percona Live MySQL Conference and Expo 2013. In addition, nominations are now being accepted for the 2013 MySQL Community Awards which will be awarded during the Community Networking Reception during the conference.

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 schedule.

Confirmed Keynote Presenters

Matt Aslett of 451 Research will present the keynote "MySQL, YourSQL, NoSQL, NewSQL - the State of the MySQL Ecosystem." You can help by participating in 451 Research's 2013 Database survey.

Robert Hodges, CEO of Continuent, will leverage over 30 years of database and application engineering experience in his keynote titled "Thinking Small About Big Data -- How MySQL Can Thrive in the World of Massive Data Hype."

Peter Zaitsev, CEO of Percona, will speak on the state of the MySQL ecosystem in his welcome address to attendees.

Call for DotOrg Pavilion Exhibitors Now Open
This year's conference will once again feature a DotOrg pavilion, a free expo hall space for non-commercial projects relevant to the MySQL community. Previous year participants included projects like phpMyAdmin, CentOS, Mozilla, MariaDB, Drizzle, and MySQL Sandbox. Space is limited and applications close February 10 so apply now.

New sponsors Amazon Web Services, Google, Scalebase, Palomino DB, and Pythian join a growing list of industry heavyweights who have joined to support the conference. 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:

2013 MySQL Community Awards
Nominations are now open for the 2013 MySQL Community Awards. To nominate a deserving person, application or company, visit the website. Winners will be announced on Wednesday, April 24, during the Community Reception. The deadline to submit nominations is January 31.

Planning to Attend?
Take advantage of Super Saver registration discounts 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 Center
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, and 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 and Percona XtraBackup, the only open source, hot backup utility for the InnoDB storage engine. The popular Percona Live conferences draw attendees and acclaimed speakers from around the world. For more information, visit

Percona® and XtraBackup® are registered trademarks of Percona LLC. All other registered and unregistered trademarks in this document are the sole property of their respective owners.

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