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Percona Live Amsterdam 2016

  • Dieter Wallecan
  • 24 november 2016

It was only three weeks before the conference, that I coincidentally discovered (and by Googling) that Percona was organizing one of the biggest Open Source Databases conferences in Amsterdam, Percona Live Europe. Until then I had never heard of Percona. Shame on me! But, Percona is mostly known in the US and according to db-engine.com it’s takes the 47th place on the popularity list of Relational Databases, and the 97th spot if you consider all database systems.

Yet, Percona is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year and among it’s more than 3000 customers worldwide it can count well-known brands like Cisco Systems, Time Warner Cable, Alcatent-Lucent, Groupon, BBC, Flickr, … among it’s customers. It was at the conference that I uncovered that Percona Server is in fact a fork of the MySQL open source database, just like the more popular fork MariaDB. Percona presents itself on their website as the only company that delivers enterprise-class solutions for both MySQL and MongoDB across traditional and cloud-based platforms.

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