Percona Live MySQL Conference Reaches New York

If you’re in New York City this Thursday, live and breathe MySQL, and have about $249 to spare, you’ll want to check out Percona Live NYC 2011. This regional conference features MySQL experts talking on such topics as performance, high availability, backups, operations, computing, full-text search, and many more.

The conference is hosted by Percona, an independent provider of MySQL support and consulting services. It will be held May 26 at 111 East 59th St in New York (between Park Avenue and Lexington). The timing couldn’t be better, as MySQL has been riding a wave of popularity as social media use has continued to climb.

MySQL powers YouTube, Facebook, and other high-traffic websites. It’s the database of choice behind Drupal, Ruby on Rails, WordPress and other popular frameworks. It is trusted in a mission-critical role in important telecommunications, government, and finance applications. If you work with the LAMP stack, you use MySQL, as it is the “M” of that acronym (Linux, Apache, MySQL, and PHP).

If you can make it to the one-day event, you may find yourself wishing you could be in several places at once, as there will be four concurrent sessions on a variety of hot topics. Attendees can learn about cloud computing and NoSQL databases, design and architecture for performance and scalability, next-generation emerging databse technologies, and always-important subjects such as backups and monitoring.

As if all of the educational opportunities weren’t enough, Percona Live offers great opportunities for networking and recruiting. After exercising your brain during the day, you’ll be able to attend an evening event where you’ll be able to meet and connect with others who use MySQL in their business. You won’t need to register for the evening event; it’s free.

As mentioned in the introduction, you’ll need to pay a $249 registration fee to get into Percona Live. Your company may be willing to pay the fee; it’s a good investment, as you’ll bring back greater expertise in building large-scale, reliable systems with MySQL and related technologies. If you’re a student, you can get a $100 discount, so you’d pay only $149. You can register for the event online via the Percona Live website ( You’ll want to hurry, though, as previous Percona Live events have sold out, and spaces are limited to 350 attendees.

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