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Percona is an American company based in Durham and the developer of a number of open source software projects for MySQL, MariaDB, PostgreSQL, MongoDB and RocksDB users. The company’s revenue is derived from support, consultancy and managed services of database systems.

The company was founded in 2006 by Peter Zaitsev and Vadim Tkachenko.[1] Its headquarters are in Raleigh, North Carolina, and it employs a mostly remote workforce in North America and the rest of the world.[2]

Open source software[edit]

Percona maintains a GitHub repository for their open source software,[3] which can also be downloaded from the Percona website.[4]

Percona PMM architecture

MySQL database software:

MongoDB database software:

  • Percona Server for MongoDB
  • Percona Kubernetes Operator for Percona Server for MongoDB
  • Percona Backup for MongoDB

PostgreSQL database distribution:

  • Percona Distribution for PostgreSQL

Database Management Tools

  • Percona Monitoring and Management[6]
  • Percona Toolkit

Other information[edit]

The company’s founders, Peter Zaitsev and Vadim Tkachenko co-authored with Baron Schwartz the book High Performance MySQL (3rd edition),[7] published by O’Reilly.


  1. ^ "The Percona Team". Percona. Retrieved 2017-11-02.
  2. ^ Shin, Laura (31 Mar 2016). "At These 125 Companies, All Or Most Employees Work Remotely". Forbes. Retrieved 5 Mar 2020.
  3. ^ "Percona". GitHub. Retrieved 2017-11-02.
  4. ^ "Percona Software". Percona. Retrieved 2017-11-02.
  5. ^ "What You Need to Know About the MariaDB & Percona Forks of MySQL | Blog | AppDynamics". Application Performance Monitoring Blog | AppDynamics. 2016-01-26. Retrieved 2017-11-02.
  6. ^ "Percona Monitoring and Management". Percona.
  7. ^ Baron Schwartz; Peter Zaitsev; Vadim Tkachenko (March 2012). High Performance MySQL, 3rd Edition. O'Reilly Media. ISBN 978-1-4493-1428-6.

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