Peter Zaitsev

A former manager of the High Performace Group at MySQL AB, Peter Zaitsev now runs the mysqlperformanceblog.com site. He specializes in helping administrators fix issues with Web sites handling millions of visitors a day, dealing with terabytes of data using hundreds of servers. He is used to making changes and upgrades both to hardware to software (such as query optimization) in order to find solutions. He also speaks frequently at conferences.

High Performance MySQL High Performance MySQL
by Baron Schwartz, Vadim Tkachenko, Peter Zaitsev
Third Edition March 2012
Print: $54.99
Ebook: $46.99

High Performance MySQL High Performance MySQL
by Baron Schwartz, Peter Zaitsev, Vadim Tkachenko, Jeremy Zawodny, Arjen Lentz, Derek J. Balling
Second Edition June 2008
OUT OF PRINT

Scaling Applications with Caching, Sharding, and Replication Scaling Applications with Caching, Sharding, and Replication
by Peter Zaitsev
July 2010
Video: $99.99

"This is one of the best database technology books I've read, and the best one on MySQL...this book is really a tour de force for understanding MySQL database technology. Go get a copy!"
--Sean P. Hull, Amazon.com

"High Performance MySQL is yet another stellar book from O'Reilly. The book is co-written by ex-Yahoo! employee Jeremy Zawodny. With a popular site like Yahoo!, one of the crucial elements of their backend is making sure the performance of the site remains high. MySQL is notorious for not having well-documented literature on the issues of reliability, scalability and performance. This book teaches many strategies and techniques that allow your MySQL-powered application to perform much smoother."
--Glen Stansberry, NETTUTS

"This is a good book that is well worth the cost. While it is not a newbie book, there is plenty here for novice and expert alike. I can pretty much guarantee that if you work with, or want to work with, MySQL, you will get some value from it."
--Lewis Cunningham, MySQL Database News