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Percona Live Open Source Database Conference 2018 Keynotes Tackle Open Source in the Enterprise, Future of Databases, Cloud Adoption and More
[April 11, 2018]

Percona Live Open Source Database Conference 2018 Keynotes Tackle Open Source in the Enterprise, Future of Databases, Cloud Adoption and More


RALEIGH, N.C., April 11, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Percona, the company that delivers enterprise-class MySQL®, MariaDB® and MongoDB® and other open source database solutions and services, today announced the keynote addresses for the seventh annual Percona Live Open Source Database Conference 2018, taking place April 23-25, 2018 at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, Calif. Limited sponsorship opportunities for the conference are still available.

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The rise of cloud platforms and the mainstreaming of open source databases in the enterprise is changing how organizations approach application development, the speed and economics of innovation, and the ability to improve the customer experience. Organizations are increasingly taking advantage of multiple open source databases to meet specific needs, and many are exploring containers and other technologies to make deploying and managing in cloud platforms easier. Percona Live Open Source Database Conference 2018, the premier open source database event, is the perfect opportunity to learn about these trends and how your organization can benefit from these solutions to drive strategic initiatives.

With the theme of “Championing Open Source Databases,” the conference will feature multiple tracks, including MySQL, MongoDB, Cloud, PostgreSQL, Containers and Automation, Monitoring and Ops, and Database Security. Once again, Percona will be offering a low-cost database 101 track for beginning users who want to learn how to use and operate open source databases.

This year’s keynotes explore topics ranging from how cloud and open source database adoption accelerates business growth, to leading-edge emerging technologies, to the importance of MySQL 8.0, to the growing popularity of PostgreSQL. The keynotes include:

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

  • Open Source for the Modern Business – Peter Zaitsev of Percona will discuss how as open source database adoption continues to grow in enterprise organizations, the expectations and definitions of what constitutes success continue to change. A single technology for everything is no longer an option; welcome to the polyglot world. The talk will include several compelling open source projects and trends of interest to the open source database community, and will be followed by a round of lightning talks taking a closer look at some of those projects.
  • Cool Technologies Showase – Four industry leaders will introduce key emerging industry developments. Andy Pavlo of Carnegie Mellon University will discuss the requirements for enabling autonomous database optimizations. Nikolay Samokhvalov of PostgreSQL.org will discuss new PostgreSQL tools. Sugu Sougoumarane of PlanetScale Data will explore how Vitess became a high-performance, scalable and available MySQL clustering cloud solution in line with today’s NewSQL storage systems. Shuhao Wu of Shopify will explain how Ghostferry can be used as a data migration tool for incompatible cloud platforms.
  • State of the Dolphin 8.0 – Tomas Ulin of Oracle will discuss the focus, strategy, investments and innovations that are evolving MySQL to power next-generation web, mobile, cloud and embedded applications – and why MySQL 8.0 is the most significant MySQL release in its history.
  • Linux Performance 2018 – Brendan Gregg of Netflix will summarize recent performance features to help users get the most out of their Linux systems, whether they are databases or application servers. Topics include the KPTI patches for Meltdown, eBPF for performance observability, Kyber for disk I/O scheduling, BBR for TCP congestion control, and more.

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

  • Panel Discussion: Database Evolution in the Cloud – An expert panel of industry leaders, including Lixun Peng of Alibaba, Sunil Kamath of Microsoft, and Baron Schwartz of VividCortex, will discuss the rapid changes occurring with databases deployed in the cloud and what that means for the future of databases, management and monitoring and the role of the DBA and developer.
  • Future Perfect: The New Shape of the Data Tier – Baron Schwartz of VividCortex will discuss the impact of macro trends such as cloud computing, microservices, containerization, and serverless applications. He will explore where these trends are headed, touching on topics such as whether we are about to see basic administrative tasks become more automated, the role of open source and free software, and whether databases as we know them today are headed for extinction.
  • MongoDB at Upwork – Scott Simpson of Upwork, the largest freelancing website for connecting clients and freelancers, will discuss how MongoDB is used at Upwork, how the company chose the database, and how Percona helps make the company successful.

“VividCortex attends and sponsors Percona Live every year because, quite simply, it’s the best event of the year for us and our partners,” said Baron Schwartz, CEO of VividCortex. “We always connect with our customers and friends in the community, in a way we don’t find at other conferences. That’s to Percona’s credit: they bring together business and open source in a format that’s uniquely valuable to all participants. We’re excited to see an expanded focus on even more open source databases this year, as it aligns with our own vision of providing the best observability into distributed, heterogeneous data tiers.”


Sponsorships
Sponsorship opportunities for Percona Live Open Source Database Conference 2018 are available and offer the opportunity to interact with the DBAs, sysadmins, developers, CTOs, CEOs, business managers, technology evangelists, solution vendors and entrepreneurs who typically attend the event. Contact live@percona.com for sponsorship details.

  • Diamond Sponsors – Percona, VividCortex
  • Platinum – Alibaba Cloud, Microsoft
  • Gold Sponsors – Facebook, Grafana
  • Bronze Sponsors – Altinity, BlazingDB, Box, Dynimize, ObjectRocket, Pingcap, Shannon Systems, SolarWinds, TimescaleDB, TwinDB, Yelp
  • Other Sponsors – cPanel, Github, Google Cloud, NaviCat
  • Media Sponsors – Database Trends & Applications, Datanami, EnterpriseTech, HPCWire, ODBMS.org, Packt

Percona Live Conference Details

What: Percona Live Open Source Database Conference 2018
Where:  Santa Clara, Calif.
When: April 23-25, 2018

Company Information

Press Contact
Brigit Valencia
For Percona
(360) 597-4516
bdbvalencia@gmail.com

About Percona

With more than 3,000 customers worldwide, Percona is the only company that delivers enterprise-class solutions for MySQL®, MariaDB®, MongoDB® and other open source databases across traditional and cloud-based platforms. The company provides Software, SupportConsulting, and Managed Services to large, well-known global brands such as Cisco Systems, Time Warner Cable, Alcatel-Lucent, Rent the Runway and the BBC, as well as smaller enterprises looking to maximize application performance while streamlining database efficiencies. Well established as thought leaders, Percona experts author content for the Percona Database Performance Blog and the Percona Live Open Source Database Conferences draw attendees and expert technical speakers from around the world. For more information, visit www.percona.com.

Percona®, XtraBackup®, TokuDB® and Fractal Tree® 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.


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