Apr
24
2015
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Apigee Closes Its First Public Day Worth $16.68 Per Share, Down 1.9% From Its IPO Price

Apigee team at Nasdaq as the company IPOs this morning. Apigee, a company that helps organizations build and manage API connectors, went public this morning at $17 per share, briefly jumping to $20 per share before closing at $16.68, down 1.88 percent in its first day of regular trading. After-hours, the company is flat.
The company sold 5,115,000 shares in its IPO, raising $87M according to its CEO Chet Kapoor. It trades under the symbol… Read More

Apr
24
2015
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Percona Live & OpenStack Live 2015 wrap-up

id="attachment_29580" style="width: 310px" class="wp-caption alignright"> class="wp-image-29580 size-medium" src="http://www.percona.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Peter-Zaitsev-opening-keynote-300x205.jpg" alt="Peter Zaitsev's opening keynote" width="300" height="205" /> class="wp-caption-text">Peter Zaitsev kicks off Percona Live 2015

With highlights that included news of Percona’s href="http://www.percona.com/news-and-events/pressreleases/percona-acquires-tokutek">acquisition of Tokutek, a lively keynote discussion with Apple legend Steve “Woz” Wozniak, scores of technical sessions, tutorials and a festive MySQL community dinner and game night, last week’s Percona Live MySQL Conference and Expo had something for everyone.

More than 1,200 attendees from around the world converged upon Santa Clara, California for the event, which included for the first time a two-day OpenStack Live track alongside a two-day crash course for aspiring MySQL DBAs called “MySQL 101.”

With the Tokutek acquisition, announced last Tuesday by Peter Zaitsev, Percona becomes the first company to offer both MySQL and MongoDB software and solutions. Percona has also taken over development and support for TokuDB® and TokuMX™ as well as the revolutionary Fractal Tree® indexing technology that enables those products to deliver improved performance, reliability and compression for modern Big Data applications. Peter talks in depth about the technologies in href="http://www.percona.com/blog/2015/04/14/tokutek-now-part-of-the-percona-family/">last week’s post.

id="attachment_29575" style="width: 310px" class="wp-caption alignleft"> rel="nofollow" rel="nofollow" href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VS1gLh9X_Vk"> class="wp-image-29575 size-medium" src="http://www.percona.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/httpswww-youtube-comwatchvvs1glh9x_vk-300x183.jpg" alt="Apple legend Steve Wozniak at Percona Live 2015" width="300" height="183" /> class="wp-caption-text">Apple legend Steve Wozniak at Percona Live

Also on Tuesday, “Woz” and Jim Doherty, EVP of Sales & Marketing, talked about a range of issues associated with technology and innovation.

The Apple co-founder and inventor of the Apple I and Apple II computers also shared his thoughts on what influenced him growing up, his approach to problem solving, childhood education, artificial intelligence and more. (You can view the entire 45-minute conversation by clicking on the Woz to the left.)

Tweets of rel="nofollow" href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23PerconaLive&src=typd" rel="nofollow">#PerconaLive during the conference hit nearly 2,000 – many with photos that are worth looking at (see all of the tweets rel="nofollow" href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23PerconaLive&src=typd" rel="nofollow">here).

The other keynotes included:

  • Peter Zaitsev’s rel="nofollow" href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cD9KsfmJoIM" rel="nofollow">opening keynote
  • Peter Zaitsev announces rel="nofollow" href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wX9J2WFnAOg" rel="nofollow">Percona’s acquisition of Tokutek
  • Oracle’s Tomas Ulin’s keynote was titled “ rel="nofollow" href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sZSsviti_vw" rel="nofollow">Celebrating MySQL“
  • Facebook’s Harrison Fisk who spoke about “ rel="nofollow" href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q3_SAULaLvM" rel="nofollow">Polyglot Persistence @Facebook“
  • A panel discussion on the next disruptive technology titled “ rel="nofollow" href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Xk-GWjRydU" rel="nofollow">What comes after the Cloud and Big Data?“
  • rel="nofollow" href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T3U6nLmL17M" rel="nofollow">WebScaleSQL: The Power of Collaboration,” by Facebook’s Steaphan Greene
  • MariaDB’s Patrik Sallner keynote was titled “ rel="nofollow" href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rHVMIYTe238" rel="nofollow">1+1>2“
  • VMware’s Robert Hodges answered the question, “ rel="nofollow" href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J2-So61Ufw8" rel="nofollow">What Has the Cloud Done for My Data Lately?“
  • Rob Young presented “ rel="nofollow" href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eVDjIRQQPJE" rel="nofollow">Percona’s Take on Smart Data Management – What’s Next for Products and Services“
  • And Tesora’s Amrith Kumar spoke about “ rel="nofollow" href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NzMf_xP6VyU" rel="nofollow">Building Databases for the ‘-as-a-Service’ World“
id="attachment_29584" style="width: 310px" class="wp-caption alignright"> rel="nofollow" href="https://www.dropbox.com/sh/jbm1mnka9hmq9ea/AAAIuBIHQKa9fdEIlFHdZ58-a?dl=0#/" rel="nofollow"> class="wp-image-29584 size-medium" src="http://www.percona.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Community-Appreciation-Game-Night-300x180.jpg" alt="Community Appreciation Game Night" width="300" height="180" /> class="wp-caption-text">Community Appreciation Game Night

In addition to the above keynotes, all of the sessions were recorded and will be available soon for registered attendees who had access to them at the conference. Most of the slides will be available soon to everyone via the href="http://www.percona.com/live/mysql-conference-2015/program">Percona Live 2015 site. Just click the session you’re interested in and scroll to the bottom of the page to view the slides.

Congratulations go out to all of the rel="nofollow" href="http://code.openark.org/blog/mysql/mysql-community-awards-2015-the-winners" rel="nofollow">MySQL Community Awards 2015 winners with a special thanks to Shlomi Noach and Jeremy Cole for running the awards program.

Special thanks also goes out to the href="http://www.percona.com/live/mysql-conference-2015/conference-committee">Percona Live and href="http://www.percona.com/live/openstack-live-2015/conference-committee">OpenStack Live 2015 conference committees, which together organized a fantastic week of events. And of course none of the events would have been possible without our generous Percona Live href="http://www.percona.com/live/mysql-conference-2015/sponsors" >sponsors and OpenStack Live href="http://www.percona.com/live/openstack-live-2015/sponsors" >sponsors.

Finally, a round of applause for Percona’s director of conferences, Kortney Runyan, for her monumental efforts organizing the event. Kortney could not have succeeded without the support of our multiple service vendors including Ireland Presentations, Carleson Production Group, Tricord, the Hyatt Santa Clara, and the Santa Clara Convention Center, to name just a few.

Also announced last week was the new venue for Percona Live Europe, which will be held September 21-22 in Amsterdam. href="http://www.percona.com/live/europe-amsterdam-2015/">Percona Live Amsterdam promises to be bigger and better than ever. The href="http://www.percona.com/live/europe-amsterdam-2015/program">Call for Papers is open for this exciting new venue so be sure to submit your proposals now.

See you in Amsterdam this September! And be sure to save the date for Percona Live 2016 – April 18-21 at the the Hyatt Santa Clara, and the Santa Clara Convention Center.

P.S. For more Percona Live and OpenStack Live 2015 photos…

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Apr
23
2015
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Salesforce Makes Hard Push Into Human Resources With New Platform

Woman pointing a concept picture of a network of people. One person has been selected in the center and stands out. Salesforce.com announced a new set of human resources tools today designed to improve employee engagement. The tools have been mostly adapted from existing Salesforce products and represent a significant departure from Salesforce’s traditional sales and marketing targets.
“What we are doing is taking the best of our technologies and allowing customers to turn them inward and… Read More

Apr
22
2015
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Box Breaks Out Of Application Box With New Developer Edition

Graphic explaining Box Developer Edition Box announced ‘Box Developer Edition‘ at its yearly BoxDev event today. The new approach allows developers to run their own Box “instance” inside of their application — their very own Box, in other words. This turns Box on its head in a sense because instead of running the Box application, and building apps on top of it, you are building something and embedding… Read More

Apr
22
2015
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Assured Labor Raises $6.75M, Has Connected Workers With 100K Jobs In Latin America’s Informal Sector

assured-labor Long before LinkedIn went public or before a plethora of on-demand startups began washing the Bay Area and other U.S. cities with services at the click of a button, there was this startup from an MIT grad called Assured Labor. David Reich started the company in 2008 to make informal labor markets in Latin America faster and more transparent for low-skilled workers. It was a social enterprise… Read More

Apr
22
2015
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German Online Loans Platform Smava Raises $16M

euros Here comes some more funding for a European financial tech company specialising in online loans. Germany’s Smava — a peer-to-peer lending platform where investors provide the funds to loan money to borrowers — has raised $16 million in funding led by Phenomen Ventures, along with existing investors Earlybird and Neuhaus Partners. Phenomen’s track record in… Read More

Apr
21
2015
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Mobile-First Word Processing App Quip Adds Chat Rooms, Making It More Like Slack

Quip-Chat-Rooms Products like Slack, Hipchat, Yammer and Asana have been slowly picking apart the world of enterprise communication, giving workers new, easier to use, and frankly more fun platforms to speak to each other and work on documents together. Now another startup wants to get in on the action. Quip — the mobile-first “word processor” app co-founded by ex-Facebook CTO Bret… Read More

Apr
21
2015
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Considering Sharding with MySQL? Join my April 22 webinar. Questions welcome!

class="alignleft wp-image-25895 size-thumbnail" src="http://www.percona.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/webinar1-150x150.jpg" alt="Sharding with MySQL" width="150" height="150" />MySQL sharding is one of the most used and surely the most abused MySQL scaling technology. My April 2 Dzone article, “ rel="nofollow" href="http://java.dzone.com/articles/shard-or-not-shard" rel="nofollow">To Shard, or Not to Shard,” proved there is indeed quite an interest in this topic.

As such, I’m hosting a live webinar tomorrow (April 22) that will shed light on questions about sharding with MySQL. It’s titled: href="https://www.percona.com/resources/mysql-webinars/shard-or-not-shard-question">To Shard or Not to Shard That is the Question!

I’ll be answering questions such as:

  • Is sharding right for your application or should you use other scaling technologies?
  • If you’re sharding, what things do you need to consider and which questions do you need to have answered?
  • What kind of specific technologies can assist you with sharding?

I hope you can make it for this April 22 webinar. It starts at 10 a.m. Pacific time. Please href="https://www.percona.com/resources/mysql-webinars/shard-or-not-shard-question" >register now and bring your questions, as sharing them with me and the other attendees is half of the fun of live webinars. src="http://www.percona.com/blog/wp-includes/images/smilies/simple-smile.png" alt=":)" class="wp-smiley" style="height: 1em; max-height: 1em;" />

Or if you prefer, share your questions about sharding with MySQL in the comments section below, and I’ll do my best to answer them. I’ll be writing a followup post that will include all questions and my answers soon. A recording of this webinar along with my slides will also be available href="https://www.percona.com/resources/mysql-webinars/shard-or-not-shard-question" >here afterwards.

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Apr
21
2015
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Mixmax Raises $1.5M From Harrison Metal, Floodgate To Bring Interactive Apps To E-mail

Team pic _ Mixmax Mixmax, which is making e-mail interactive with apps that set-up calendar meetings and polls, raised $1.5 million from Harrison Metal, Floodgate’s Mike Maples and Ann Miura-Ko, Ram Shriram of Sherpalo Ventures and angels Eric Ries, Soundcloud CEO Alex Ljung, Nuzzel CEO Jonathan Abrams, Inkling CEO Matt MacInnis and Soundcloud’s Eric Wahlforss. “It’s crazy that we… Read More

Apr
21
2015
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Confirmed: BlackBerry Is Buying File Security And DRM Startup WatchDox for up to $150M

Screen Shot 2015-04-21 at 12.30.04 Canadian handset maker BlackBerry has been on a mission to turn around its beleaguered handset business by focusing more on software, and it looks like it has taken a significant step in that direction, specifically around file security and DRM. According to reports coming out of Israel, now confirmed by BlackBerry itself, it is buying WatchDox, a startup that has developed… Read More