PerconaLive Santa Clara 2017 in Review

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PerconaLive Santa Clara 2017 happened last week and Pythian is pleased to have been able to sponsor the event.

Pythian organizers for OSDB Community Dinner

I really enjoyed several of the keynotes. In particular was Baron Schwarz’s keynote on Observability and Distributed Monitoring.’s Monitoring without looking at MySQL really drove home the value of being able to observe your business at a high level before digging into the finer-grain details.

As for sessions, I was impressed with the wide-range of topics. The scope of OSDB-related topics beyond the MySQL ecosystem, from Postgres to MongoDB to Time-series databases to integration with Cloud services was fantastic.

There were of course several technological themes that had multiple sessions, such as ProxySQL, gh-ost, and MySQL 8.0 (Note: I’m not trying to list them all, these just really stood out to me).

Pythian also had a great line-up of sessions.

For the wide-range of topics, we really have to thank the Conference Committee for the work they do.

Finally, I want to thank everyone who was able to attend this year’s OSDB Community Dinner! I enjoyed the discussions I had with both long-term community contributors and those that are newer to the community.

This is just one example of how the OSDB community is stronger by continuously including new members, a point highlighted by Daniel Nichter in the MySQL Community Awards ceremony (and congrats to this year’s winners!).

I am proud to be part of a company that supports this great community. We are looking for feedback on how we can improve the Community Dinner in the future. If you were at PerconaLive this year, or live in the area, please take a moment to fill out this survey to provide us your feedback!


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About the Author

Derek Downey is the Director of Managed Services for the OpenSource Database practice at Pythian, helping to align technical and business objectives for the company and for our clients. Derek loves automating MySQL, implementing visualization strategies and creating repeatable training environments.

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