Topic: What's new in MySQL 5.6 and Percona Server 5.6 Presenter: Peter Zaitsev When: Thursday, 9th January 2014, 7pm (pizza from 6.45pm) Where: NC State Engineering Building II Room 1025, Centennial Campus Parking: The parking decks and Oval Drive street parking are free after 5pm Map: Google Maps Video: Internet Archive Slides: MySQL-5.6-and-Percona-Server-5.6.pdf

Abstract: Overview of new features and performance improvements found in MySQL 5.6 and Percona Server 5.6. through practical approach of why does it matter for you and to what production use cases do they benefit.

Bio: Peter managed the High Performance Group within MySQL until 2006, when he founded Percona. Peter has a Master's Degree in Computer Science and is an expert in database kernels, computer hardware, and application scaling.