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Peter Zaitsev's details
- Title: Founder and CEO
- Company: Percona
- Peter Zaitsev's presentations
Peter is a leading expert in MySQL performance and scaling with a special expertise in hardware and database internals. A native of Moscow, Peter first became a MySQL user in 1998 and quickly became both a technologist and manager in some of Russia’s early, large MySQL installations. Peter was personally recruited in 2002 by MySQL’s founder to manage the High Performance Group within the MySQL Support Team. Peter founded Percona in 2006 and has guided it from a two-person, bootstrapped startup to a worldwide organization with an international reputation for high quality MySQL software and services.
Peter’s work has contributed to dozens of MySQL appliances, storage engines, replication systems, and other technologies. He has advised some of the world’s largest MySQL users — including many Fortune 500 firms and well known websites — on MySQL best practices, especially performance scaling and optimization. Peter co-authored the upcoming High Performance MySQL, 3rd Edition with two other Percona experts and is frequently invited to speak at open source conferences. Peter lives in North Carolina with his wife and two children. He holds a Master’s Degree in Computer Science from Moscow State University.