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Percona is an open source software company specializing in MySQL support, consulting, managed services, and training. The company was founded in 2006 by Peter Zaitsev and Vadim Tkachenko[1][2] and is headquartered in Durham, North Carolina. The company launched a MySQL backup service in June 2014 as part of its managed services.[3] The company contributes to the MySQL community through its blog site, the MySQL Performance blog.[4] The company also hosts annual MySQL user conferences[5] named "Percona Live" in Silicon Valley and London. The company's founders have also published the O'Reilly book "High Performance MySQL".[6]

The company builds and maintains free, open-source MySQL software for Percona Server, MySQL, and MariaDB users. Percona Server is a variant of the MySQL relational database management system and is a drop-in MySQL replacement.[7] The company also produces open source software including Percona XtraDB Cluster,[8] Percona XtraBackup and Percona Toolkit.

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  1. ^ "The Percona Team: Peter Zaitsev". Percona. 
  2. ^ "The Percona Team: Tom Basil". Percona. 
  3. ^ Aslett, Matt (2014-07-10). "Percona launches MySQL backup service following clustering and management updates". Retrieved 2014-10-24. 
  4. ^ "MySQL Performance Blog: Percona's MySQL & InnoDB performance and scalability blog". Percona. 
  5. ^ Preimesberger, Chris (2014-04-04). "Percona Aims at MySQL Leadership by Hosting Conference". eWeek. Retrieved 2014-10-24. 
  6. ^ Baron Schwartz; Peter Zaitsev; Vadim Tkachenko (March 2012). High Performance MySQL, 3rd Edition. O'Reilly Media. ISBN 978-1-4493-1428-6. 
  7. ^ "Percona Server". Percona. 
  8. ^ Aslett, Matt (2012-04-10). "Percona launches XtraDB Cluster for MySQL database high availability". Retrieved 2014-10-24.