Percona Announces Percona Live London MySQL Conference 2014 Program Schedule, Keynotes, and Sponsors

DURHAM, N.C. -- Percona, the company that makes MySQL faster and more reliable, has announced the program schedule, keynote speakers, sponsors, and a special community dinner for Percona Live London MySQL Conference 2014. Percona Live London MySQL Conference 2014, one of the most popular MySQL events in Europe, will take place November 3-4 at the Millennium Gloucester Conference Center. Sponsorship opportunities for the conference are still open, and a registration discount of £25 (using promo code "LastChance") is available until October 27, 2014.

"The Percona Live Conference is the most important MySQL event of the year for Codership," said Sakari Keskitalo, COO of Codership. "It is a great opportunity for Codership to present the latest features of Galera Cluster and meet users to get feedback. Each year, the event has grown in attendance and in Galera users. It has been exciting to follow this growth and learn about new trends. We are delighted to join Percona Live London again in 2014."

Last year's Percona Live London was an extraordinary success, drawing attendees from 31 countries. This year's event promises to be even bigger and better, featuring new formal tracks, including High Availability, Performance Optimization, Programming, Security, and MySQL in the Cloud. The keynote speeches will be delivered by some of MySQL's top experts:

    Tomas Ulin, vice president of MySQL Engineering at Oracle MySQL, will present "MySQL: It Just Keeps Getting Better"
    Robert Hodges, CEO of Continuent, will present "MySQL Comes of Age"
    Alexey Yurchenko, co-founder of Codership, will present "Synchronous Revelation"
    Ryan Taylor, HGST - Flash Platforms Group, will present "HGST: Your Complete One-stop Shop for MySQL Storage Solutions"
    Peter Zaitsev, co-founder and CEO of Percona, will present "The Ever Evolving MySQL Landscape"

"HGST's recent focus on scale-out architectures has allowed us to develop a host of new innovations in flash and software," said Ryan Taylor, HGST - Flash Platforms Group. "We're delighted to have the opportunity at Percona Live this year to discuss the business benefits of a complete storage spectrum with the open-source community as well as the business marketplace within which MySQL thrives."

The current list of Percona Live London MySQL Conference 2014 sponsors includes:

    Diamond: Codership, Continuent, HGST
    Platinum: GitHub, Pythian
    Exhibitor: Severalnines, Tokutek
    Other: Devart
    Media: Computerworld UK, Database Trends & Applications, Datanami, InfoQ, JAXenter, Linux Journal, O'Reilly Media, TechWorld

Sponsorship opportunities for are still available. Sponsors become part of a dynamic and growing ecosystem and interact with more than 300 DBAs, sysadmins, developers, CTOs, CEOs, business managers, technology evangelists, solution vendors, and entrepreneurs.

"Continuent is honored to be a Platinum Sponsor at Percona Live London, an event that continues the great tradition of bringing the MySQL community together to learn new skills and share experiences," said Eero Teerikorpi, chairman of Continuent. "Continuent has been sponsoring Percona Live and other MySQL-related events for 10 straight years for very good reasons. Percona Live allows MySQL community members to attend tens of in-depth technical talks to better understand best practices. And for Continuent, Percona Live gives direct access to feedback on how we can improve our open source-based Continuent Tungsten solution."

Community Dinner
Based on the overwhelming success of last year's dinner, Percona has planned another exciting community dinner on Monday, November 3, 2014. This pay-your-own-way event is the perfect opportunity to network with industry experts, share a beer with old colleagues, and meet new friends. Attendees will be conveyed from the conference center to the restaurant in a classic double decker bus.

Planning to Attend?
A registration discount of £25 is available until October 27, 2014 using promo code "LastChance."

Visit the Percona Live London MySQL Conference 2014 website for more information about the conference. Interested community members can also register to receive email updates about Percona Live London MySQL Conference 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, Managed Services, and Training 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 Percona 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

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