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Database Performance Analysis & Troubleshooting Methods: Peter Zaitsev, Percona

LifeOmic 3800 Paramount Parkway , Morrisville, (map)


7:00 - 7:15

Food + Socializing

7:15 - 7:30


7:30 - 8:20


Have you heard about USE Method (Utilization - Saturation - Errors), RED (Rate - Errors - Duration) or Golden Signals (Latency - Traffic - Errors - Saturations) ?

In this presentation we will talk briefly about these different, but similar “focuses” and discuss how we can apply them to the data infrastructure performance analysis troubleshooting and monitoring.

We will use MySQL as example but most of the talk will apply to other database technologies as well.

About the speaker, Peter Zaitsev:

Peter Zaitsev co-founded Percona and assumed the role of CEO in 2006. As one of the foremost experts on MySQL strategy and optimization, Peter leveraged both his technical vision and entrepreneurial skills to grow Percona from a two-person shop to one of the most respected open source companies in the business. With over 140 professionals in 30 plus countries, Peter’s venture now serves over 3000 customers – including the “who’s who” of internet giants, large enterprises and many exciting startups. Percona was named to the Inc. 5000 in 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016.

Peter was an early employee at MySQL AB, eventually leading the company’s High Performance Group. A serial entrepreneur, Peter co-founded his first startup while attending Moscow State University where he majored in Computer Science. Peter is a co-author of High Performance MySQL: Optimization, Backups, and Replication, one of the most popular books on MySQL performance. Peter frequently speaks as an expert lecturer at MySQL and related conferences, and regularly posts on the Percona Database Performance Blog. He has also been tapped as a contributor to Fortune and DZone, and his recent ebook Practical MySQL Performance Optimization Volume 1 is one of’s most popular downloads.

Peter lives in North Carolina with his wife and two children. In his spare time, Peter enjoys travel and spending time outdoors.ySQL Proxy - Alexander will do a quick introduction to both. He will also do a demo and provide an EC2 virtual machine for people interested in deploying PXC + ProxySQL yourself.

8:20 - 8:30

Group Q & A

8:30 - 9:00

Networking, 1 on 1 Q & As


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