Peter Zaitsev is CEO and co-founder of Percona. As one of the leading experts in MySQL strategy and optimization, Peter used both his technical vision and entrepreneurial skills to develop Percona from a two-person operation to one of the most respected open source companies in the industry.
As a successful entrepreneur, Peter co-founded his first start-up company while studying at Moscow State University, where he studied computer science. Peter is a co-author of High Performance MySQL: Optimization, Backups, and Replication, one of the most read books on MySQL performance. Peter often speaks as an expert in lectures on open source databases and related conferences. He was also recruited as a contributor to Fortune and DZone.