Five Events and Presentations We're Excited to See at Percona Live 2017

Posted by Alex Slotnick on Apr 10, 2017 12:54:18 PM

Percona Live 2017 is only a couple weeks away, and we're making our list of can't-miss events that we plan to catch while we're there. If you ask us, VividCortex's Baron Schwartz and Preetam Jinka's talks and breakout sessions are obvious picks, but we're just as excited to catch some of the fantastic presentations by our friends and peers. Need help getting your schedule in order before Percona Live kicks off? Below are five agenda items that we're particularly excited to see in Santa Clara.

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MySQL Parallel Replication (LOGICAL_CLOCK): all the 5.7 details
Jean-François Gagné 
Jean-François' Blog
27 April - 11:00 AM - 11:50 AM @ Room 210

A few months ago, we published a blog post about using LOGICAL_CLOCK as a way to address replication delay — that post included some gracious feedback and insights by Jean-François Gagné, which helped as expand our understanding of the topic. We're now looking forward to seeing Jean-François speak at Percona Live about the very same material, explaining how he's continued to explore the possibilities of parallel replication.

An Update on MyRocks
Mark Callaghan
Twitter: @markcallaghan
25 April - 4:50 PM - 5:15 PM @ Ballroom B

We at VividCortex have been big fans of Mark Callaghan for years. As Baron wrote in 2015 in regards to Mark working with MongoDB, "If Mark Callaghan is working on your open source product in earnest, you’ve arrived." One of Mark's talks at this year's Percona Live is about MyRocks, the RocksDB storage engine for MySQL. Mark will explain how the platform has grown over the last six months and he'll examine some of the differences between MyRocks and InooDB.


Life of a PromQL query
Björn Rabenstein
27 April - 1:50 PM - 2:40 PM @ Room 203

Björn Rabenstein is a production engineer at SoundCloud, and he'll be using his time at Percona Live to talk about Prometheus' highly specific query language, PromQL. He'll explore questions around the specific use cases that demanded such a particular TSDB and language. We're looking forward to learning about how a highly particular need set resulted in a tailored, bespoke solution.


If only I could find my databases --Service Discovery with Smartstack and MySQL
Susanne Lehmann
25 April - 3:50 PM - 4:40 PM @ Ballroom D

Susanne Lehmann, a database engineer at Yelp, will be covering how she and her team have used Smartstack as a way to streamline service discovery: directing traffic, adding replicas, removing broken replicas, and more. She'll also cover a variety of relevant technologies, such as Percona MySQL 5.6, Ubuntu Trusty, Smartstack, Zookeeper, HA Proxy, Puppet, and Terraform. How has this combination of resources and experiences resulted in improved performance?


Open Source Database Ecosystem
Lightning Presenters and Panel
Paul Dix Twitter: @pauldix
Tal Levy Twitter: @talevy
Peter Zaitsev Twitter: @PeterZaitsev
25 April - 9:50 AM - 10:35 AM, Keynote

This presentation will be fascinating for the variety and scope of territory it covers. As the listing describes: "At Percona we see time series databases as a trend of 2017, hence the idea of having quick 5-minute lightning talks from projects that we think are stellar, followed by a quick panel on time series data stores in general. We discuss the 'Why a new time series data store' question, why these are ideal solutions, users, as well as where they see the future of this space.'"

What does the big picture look like? What insights can the panel provide? Presenters include Paul Dix, Björn Rabenstein, Tal Levy, and Peter Zaitsev.


What are you excited to see at Percona Live 2017? Let us know, and we'll try to fit your recommendations onto our schedules.

Stay tuned for an upcoming post about all the ways VividCortex will be involved in this year's event. Hope to see you soon in Santa Clara!

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