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Percona MySQL University (Raleigh, N.C. campus)


Tuesday, January 29, 2013 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM (EST)

Portland, OR

Percona MySQL University (Raleigh, N.C. campus)

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 Percona MySQL University @Raleigh 

This one-day event is designed to educate & inform developers and system architects on the latest and greatest MySQL products, services and technologies.

The practical knowledge you'll receive will help you be more successful in tackling your own MySQL challenges.


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Percona MySQL University is an opportunity to learn from, and connect with, some of the world's top experts in MySQL performance and scaling -- including Percona CEO Peter Zaitsev. It's also a fantastic networking opportunity among your MySQL peers.

Our inaugural Percona MySQL University event will be held at North Carolina State University's McKimmon Conference & Training Center in Raleigh, N.C. on Jan. 29 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Click on the title of each presentation for details.

(Be sure to join us following the event at the the Flying Saucer Draught Emporium! Register above for details and to reserve your spot.)

Percona MySQL University @Raleigh Agenda

[8-8:55 a.m.]

[Continental Breakfast]

Break Room

[9-9:30 a.m.]

"How Percona Helps you to run MySQL Successfully”

Peter Zaitsev, 30 minutes

[9:30-10 a.m.]

MySQL 5.6: Advantages in a nutshell

Peter, 30 minutes

[10-10:30 a.m.]

"Introduction to MySQL Replication"

Michael Coburn, 30 minutes

[10:30-11:30 a.m.]

MySQL High Availability and Clustering with Percona XtraDB Cluster

Aleksandr Kuzminsky, 1 hour

[11:30 a.m. – noon]

"My MySQL Success Story: In the trenches with developer David Rasch of ReverbNation"

David Rasch, Guest Speaker (Developer/DevOps at ReverbNation), 30 minutes



Local restaurants/cafeteria

[1-2 p.m.]

MySQL Indexing: Best Practices

Peter, 1 hour

[2-2:30 p.m.]

MySQL Backup and Data Recovery

30 minutes, Aleksandr

[2:30-3 p.m.]

"Percona Monitoring Plugins for Nagios & Cacti

Michael, 30 minutes

[3-3:30 p.m.]

[Afternoon refreshment break/mixer]

Break Room, 30 minutes

[3:30-4:30 p.m.]

Optimizing MySQL Configuration

Peter, 1 hour

[4:30-5 p.m.]

"Open Source Data Warehousing: MySQL and Beyond"

Alex Meadows, 30 minutes

[5 p.m.]

“Closing Remarks”




"How Percona Helps you to Run MySQL Successfully"

Over years Percona Helped more than 1700 customers to be more successful with MySQL. In this session Percona CEO Peter Zaitsev will provide the overview of the Open Source software Percona has created over the the years - Percona Server, Percona Xtrabackup, Percona Toolkit, Percona XtraDB Cluster as well as Services Percona can offer to maximize your success with MySQL. (Go back to the agenda)

 MySQL 5.6: Advantages in the nutshell 

With MySQL 5.6 release imminent a lot of MySQL users find themselves wondering what Advantages this version provides and whenever it is worth upgrading.  This high pace technical session will provide overview of most important developments in MySQL 5.6 including new features for developers, optimizer, replication and transparency features. (Go back to the agenda)

“MySQL High Availability and Clustering with Percona XtraDB Cluster”

This talk focuses on Percona XtraDB Cluster and specifically addresses:

1. synchronous replication
2. multi-master replication support
3. parallel applying AKA “parallel replication”
4. automatic node provisioning
5. primary focus on data consistency. (Go back to the agenda)

"Introduction to MySQL Replication"

Replication is often noted as one of the killer features of MySQL. In this session we will discuss:

  • various replication architectures
    • single master with slaves
    • master master
  • how to set up replication
  • common issues with replication

A demonstration will be provided for setting up a master and slave using XtraBackup. (Go back to the agenda)

"My MySQL Success Story: In the trenches with developer David Rasch of ReverbNation"

In this session our guest speaker, David Rasch of ReverbNation, will walk through a few war-room scenarios of real-world applications web applications and how their performance fingerprints can go awry.  These scenarios will involve a MySQL backend, and he'll discuss how to identify where a bottleneck is and what to do about it. (Go back to the agenda)

“MySQL Indexing: Best Practices”

As MySQL powers more and more business critical applications it is very important to be able to upgrade MySQL server with as low risk as possible. In this presentation we will go into details of best practices used by Percona to perform hundreds of MySQL upgrade projects as well as learn how to use Percona Toolkit to assist in simplifying those operations. (Go back to the agenda)

“MySQL Backup and Data Recovery”

This lecture reviews available backup solutions that best meet your needs. Depending on input requirements, some backup techniques are good; some are are completely unacceptable.

All possible options will be presented along with their respective pros and cons. The recovery process is of vital importance. And this talk explains how to recover a database from a backup copy and what to do if no backup copies are available. (Go back to the agenda)

Percona Monitoring Plugins for Nagios & Cacti

Setting up alerting and monitoring of metrics of your MySQL server is often one of the most neglected, but arguably one of the more important tasks that you wish you had done in times of crisis.

In this session we will cover:

  • Demonstration of the installation of the Percona Monitoring Plugins for Nagios and Cacti
  • Discussion of fault detection: alerting enough on actionable items, but not too much
  • Discussion of what to monitor: status counters, uptime, etc. (Go back to the agenda)

“Optimizing MySQL Configuration”

MySQL's configuration file is often the focus of too much attention and too much tweaking of variables that make no difference -- or worse, have the potential to negatively impact performance. The sample default configuration files that come with MySQL are unfortunately not very helpful or good, either. You'll learn a practical approach to generate a sensible configuration file that sets what's needed and omits what isn't. The result will be a more stable and performant server that's resistant to many common problems. (Go back to the agenda)

Open Source Data Warehousing: MySQL and Beyond

Data Warehousing is the process of centralizing data collected by a business for the purposes of reporting and further analysis. This session will discuss the different methodologies used to manage the ever growing mountain of data. The open source tools that best fit each methodology will also be discussed.

The methodologies discussed will include:
Third Normal Form
Star Schema
Data Vault
Anchor Modeling

(Back to the agenda)

Have questions about Percona MySQL University (Raleigh, N.C. campus)? Contact Percona

When & Where

Smith Memorial Student Union
Portland State University
1825 SW Broadway Suite 327
Portland, OR 97201

Tuesday, January 29, 2013 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM (EST)

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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. For more information, visit

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