Seventh Annual Percona Live Open Source Database Conference Call for Speakers Now Open

RALEIGH, N.C., Nov. 13, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Percona, the company that delivers enterprise-class MySQL®, MongoDB® and other open source database solutions and services, today announced the Call for Speakers for Percona Live Open Source Database Conference 2018 is open and accepting proposals through Dec. 22, 2017. Percona Live Open Source Database Conference 2018 will take place April 23-25, 2018 at The Hyatt Regency Santa Clara and Santa Clara Convention Center.

Percona Live Open Source Database Conference 2018 is the premier open source database event. The theme for the upcoming conference is “Championing Open Source Databases,” with a range of topics on MySQL, MongoDB and other open source databases, including time series databases, PostgreSQL and RocksDB. Session tracks include Developers, Operations and Business/Case Studies.

Since most organizations use a mix of database technologies, a major conference focus is helping attendees learn strategies to meet their business goals and deploy the right solutions to obtain the performance they need while managing complexity. The conference committee is looking for proposals that cover the many aspects of using, deploying and managing open source databases, including:

  • Application development. How are you building applications using open source databases to power the data layers? What languages, frameworks and data models help you to build applications that your customers love? Are you using MySQL, MongoDB, PostgreSQL, time series or other databases? 
  • Database performance. What database issues have you encountered while meeting new application and new workload demands? How did they affect the user experience? How did you address them? Are you using WiredTiger or a new storage engine such as RocksDB? Have you moved to an in-memory engine? Let us know about the solutions you have found to make sure your applications can get data to users and customers.
  • DBaaS and PaaS. Are you using a Database as a Service (DBaaS) in the public cloud, or have you rolled out your own? Are you on AWS, Google Cloud, Microsoft Azure or RackSpace/ObjectRocket? Are you using a database in a Platform as a Service (PaaS) environment? Tell us how it’s going.
  • High availability. Are your applications a crucial part of your business model? Do they need to be available at all times, no matter what? What database challenges have you come across that impacted uptime, and how did you create a high availability environment to address them?
  • Scalability. Has scaling your business affected database performance, user experience or the bottom line? How are you addressing the database environment workload as your business scales? Let us know what technologies you used to solve issues.
  • Distributed databases. Are you moving toward a distributed model? Why? What is your plan for replication and sharding?
  • Observability and monitoring. Did you design your open source database with observability in mind? Are you using Elasticsearch or some other analysis tool? What tools are you using to monitor data? Grafana? Prometheus? Percona Monitoring and Management? How do you visualize application performance trends for maximum impact?
  • Container solutions. Do you use Docker, Kubernetes or other containers in your database environment? What are the best practices for using open source databases with containers and orchestration? Has it worked out for you? Did you run into challenges and how did you solve them?
  • Security. What security and compliance challenges are you facing and how are you solving them?
  • Migrating to open source databases. Did you recently migrate applications from proprietary to open source databases? How did it work out? What challenges did you face, and what obstacles did you overcome? What is the technical or business value of moving to or using open source databases? How did you convince your company to make the move? Was there tangible ROI?
  • What the future holds. What do you see as the “next big thing”? What new and exciting features did you just release? What’s in your next release? What new technologies will affect the database landscape? AI? Machine learning? Blockchain databases? Let us know what you see coming.

The Percona Live Open Source Database Conference 2018 Call for Papers is open until December 22, 2017. Submit now!

Percona Live Open Source Database Conference 2018 Conference Committee

  • Ronald Bradford, Okta
  • Colin Charles, Percona
  • Frederic Descamps, Oracle
  • Eric Herman, Booking.com & MariaDB Foundation
  • Yoshinori Matsunobu, Facebook
  • David Murphy, Percona
  • Konstantin Osipov, Tarantool
  • Jenni Snyder, Yelp
  • Kimberly Wilkins, ObjectRocket

Sponsorships
Sponsorship opportunities for Percona Live Open Source Database Conference 2018 are available and offer the opportunity to interact with 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.

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 both MySQL®, 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.

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