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Percona unveils details of upcoming MySQL conference

Details of the forthcoming Percona Live MySQL Conference and Expo, which gets underway next month, have been unveiled by the event's organisers.

Set to take place at the Santa Clara Convention Center and Hyatt Regency Santa Clara in California between April 1st and 4th, Percona promises attendees will experience a broad range of talks, tutorials and workshops led by MySQL industry experts, as well as "fun and informative" networking events.

One of the central activities will be a keynote panel that will discuss the challenges and opportunities involved with operating MySQL databases at scale in the coming years, hosted by chief marketing officer at Percona Terry Erisman.

The panel will feature Robert Hodges of Continuent, Fusion-io's Nisha Talagala, and Percona chief executive Peter Zaitsev, who will be looking at the challenges of operating MySQL at scale in an environment where more companies are running MySQL solutions in the cloud and downtime is very costly for mission-critical applications.

Other topics up for discussion at the panel include high availability clusters, multi-data centre replication and data storage in addition to other important future challenges.

Also taking place for the first time this year, before the official opening of the conference, will be a new Open Source Appreciation Day, which will be held on Monday March 31st and feature two events. 

The first, being run in co-operation with CentOS, will see members of the community come together to discuss systems administration, best practices and emerging technologies. Attendance is strictly limited to 75 people, so advance registration is a must.

The second event, OpenStack Today, will provide an opportunity for attendees to hear from leading industry technologists, who will speak about today's fastest growing open source cloud infrastructure project, OpenStack, and how MySQL fits into the evolving OpenStack roadmap. 

Among the exhibitors at the Percona Live event will be Severalnines, which will be explaining how its Cluster Configuration can help firms deploy production-class MySQL clusters and manage all operational aspects of their clusters on their own servers or in the cloud.