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Percona.connect is headed to Chicago, IL!

Join us for educational sessions, customer testimonials, networking activities, and more. Attendance is free.

Chicago Sports Museum
835 N Michigan Ave,
Chicago, IL.

Thursday, June 6, 2024

12 p.m. - 5 p.m.



12:00 p.m. - 12:30 p.m. Registration and light lunch
12:30 p.m. - 12:45 p.m.   Welcome Message
12:45 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. The Future of Open Source 
1:15 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.  The Enterprise's Guide to Open Source Database Solutions: Possibilities, Risks, and Success Stories
Selecting, testing, migrating, and implementing a new database to replace a proprietary, licensed version of open source software is a difficult task. Percona’s Solutions Engineering team will share its proven methodology through real-world success stories with deep insight into objectives, challenges, architectures, migration paths, and future vision enjoyed by those who have migrated to open source software to break free of Enterprise licensed versions. This talk will focus on specific success stories in the real-world to share insights gained.
1:45 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.   *Break*
2:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. PostgreSQL Versus MySQL — What Are the Real Differences?
MySQL and PostgreSQL are open source databases that, from a very high viewpoint, seem to do the same thing.  However, subtle and non-subtle differences can severely impact your project. There are features missing in one that are in the other (JSON_TABLE() and MERGER(), for example) that will change the way you handle your data. Administration for either database needs special skills, and backups can potentially cause you great angst. So how do you pick ‘THE ONE’ for your needs? Where are the pain points that you need to avoid? This session explores the differences between MySQL and PostgreSQL so you can make an informed decision for your business. 
2:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Running PostgreSQL in the Cloud: How to Reduce Infrastructure Costs Using Open Source Components and Kubernetes
The cost of running a growing enterprise-grade PostgreSQL environment can quickly get out of control. Costs can rapidly increase to cope with your scaling requirements, regardless of whether you are running a DBaaS or on-premise solution. To make things worse, there are multiple traps awaiting. Choices that seem to be initially not important may make a significant difference at scale. In this session, we'll have a look at typical reasons for this and discuss efficient alternatives built on open source and cloud-native technologies.
3:00 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. Fireside Chat with Percona Customer
3:45 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.   *Break*
4:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Empowering Platform Engineering with Percona Everest: Cloud Native Database   Platform for MongoDB, PostgreSQL, and MySQL
Platform Engineering plays a pivotal role in enhancing security, compliance, cost-efficiency, and time-to-business value. Crafting a platform to seamlessly deliver these benefits, particularly in the realm of data services, is a formidable challenge. Join us for an insightful exploration of Percona Everest – our latest cloud-native, open-source offering designed to empower you in establishing a robust Cloud Native Database Platform. Discover how Percona Everest elevates the developer experience with databases providing self-service capabilities on your terms.
4:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m Product Vision and Roadmap for the Future
Gain insight into Percona’s vision for its products and services to better serve our community and customers by providing enterprise-grade open source software solutions. This session will focus on important milestones such as bringing Transparent Data Encryption into open source PostgreSQL and automating database tasks with Kubernetes.
5:00 p.m. Wrap Up and Networking

*Sessions subject to change


Peter Zaitsev

Percona Founder

Peter Zaitsev is an entrepreneur and co-founder of Percona. As one of the foremost experts on open source strategy and databases optimization, Peter leveraged both his technical vision and entrepreneurial skills to grow Percona from a two-person shop to one of the most respected open source companies in the business.

Barrett Chambers

Director, Solutions Engineering


Barrett Chambers is the Director of Solutions Engineering at Percona. Barrett has over 6 years of experience designing database solutions with consideration for high availability, disaster recovery, and performance for MySQL, PostgreSQL, and MongoDB environments.

Kyle Avantis
Solutions Engineer


Kyle is a Solutions Engineer at Percona working with customers to understand their technical and business needs to ensure an optimal outcome and together finding the best strategy to move forward. Prior to joining Percona, he acquired a broad range of skills and perspectives working in development, implementation, application support, and as an IT Coordinator.

Michael Coburn

Principal Architect


Michael joined Percona as a Consultant in 2012 after having worked with high-volume stock photography websites and email service provider platforms. With a foundation in Systems Administration, Michael acted as Product Manager responsible for Percona Monitoring and Management (PMM) and is now Principal Architect with Percona's Professional Services team. A Canadian, Michael currently lives in México with his family.

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