It all starts with setting the goals. Response time for the end client is good foundation. Do not look at average response time. Look at 99 percentile one. Factor in performance affecting factors – your performance goals may vary depending on user action, country and other factors. Focus on requests which do not match response time requirements rather than average request. Find out if it is Backend or Front End performance issue – we will show how to do it with Open Source tools. When we will show how to analyze what exactly can be the bottleneck on the Front End and client side and how to instrument backend in a way to point to exact parts of the process needing attention. We also will show how you can estimate how different optimization may affect your end goal and so how you can prioritize them.
Peter helped many companies ranging from one man startups to Fortune 500 companies with their Performance and Scaling problems on various stages starting from architecture design and down to queries and schema optimization.
Over cause of the years Peter has spoken on many International conferences focused on MySQL, Open Source, Databases or High Performance Web applications.
Before co-founding Percona Peter worked for MySQL AB as head of High Performance Group being involved in Support, Consulting, Development and working with vendors helping to optimize their software or hardware to perform well with MySQL.
Peter also was involved in number of Web Startups in the roles ranging from CTO to Consultant and has a lot of experience in MySQL and Web Applications Operations, Deployment, Quality Assurance and Development.
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