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MySQL Partitioning – A Quick Look at Partitioning – Separate Your Data for Faster Searches
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In MySQL, partitioning is a way to separate the data in one table into smaller “sub-tables” for better query performance and data management.

For example, let’s say that you have a database containing numerous accounting transactions. You could just store all of these transactions in one table, but you only need to keep seven year’s worth of data for tax purposes. Instead of placing all of the data in one table, and then deleting the old data from that table, you could split the table into partitions with each partition representing …

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MySQL Architect at Oracle
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I have worked as an architect in the MySQL/NDB world for more than 20 years and I am still working at Oracle and I like it here. Given all the FUD spread about MySQL I thought it might be a good idea to spread the word about all the great things we're doing to MySQL at Oracle.

#1 We are working on improving modularity in MySQL code base
In the early days of MySQL the MySQL development had serious issues with its development model. It was a model designed for a small code base. I used to work at Ericsson which is developing telecom switches that have systems with tens of millions lines of code. Such large systems require …


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No Silver Bullet
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Giuseppe Maxia’s new article at the MySQL DevZone rightly points out that using partitions doesn’t work by magic; as with any other enhancement, it requires a bit of know-how to realise its value. MySQL 5.1 Partitions in Practice reviews some of the basics and points out a few gotchas (if you want to partition on a DATE or DATETIME column, pay close attention here). He then provides some realistic examples showing how you actually get partition pruning working for …

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Partitioning Optimizations
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We’ve been getting lots of questions about how MySQL 5.1 optimises queries on partitioned tables. Recently, we added some new information about this to our Internals Manual provided by one of our developers, Sergey Petrunia. (I hope that my edits and formatting haven’t messed up anything — if there are any problems with what’s been published in the Internals Manual, then the fault’s probably mine and not his.)

The new section can be accessed here, and includes coverage of the following topics:

  • An overview of how MySQL performs …
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The Truth About Keys and Partitioning
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I recently discovered that I’d made a huge blunder in the Partitioning Limitations section of the MySQL 5.1 Manual. I’d had the idea that unique keys don’t effect your choice of partitioning columns unless there’s no primary key.

My latest revision of the documentation for this limitation isn’t much better.

Then, as I was sitting here just now trying to persuade my daughter that she really ought to have something for lunch besides marshmallows, it came to me.

It’s very simple, really.

For any …

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Yet Another Partitioning Article?
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The article that Peter Gulutzan and I wrote a couple of weeks ago is now online:

MySQL 5.1 New Features: MySQL Partitions

Here’s a brief outline:

  • A Grammar Description That’s Expressed Differently From The Manual
    • Partitioning Types
    • Creating Partitioned Tables
    • Partitioning Keys, Primary Keys, and Unique Keys
    • Altering Partitioning Tables
    • Performance Considerations
  • Advantages of …
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Need Some Space?
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Someone at work pointed out to me this blog post about what to do when disk partitions housing MySQL databases fill up, with the caption, “An idea for [the MySQL 5.1 Partitioning] Docs?”

My reply was, “Nope”.

Well, I was wrong. In a way. This guy’s talking about disk partititions, not partitioned tables. And using symlinks to point to data or database directories is not particularly new or exciting. However, partitioning in MySQL 5.1 provides a kind of cool new way to move table data and index …

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