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Improve MariaDB Performance using Query Profiling

Query profiling is a useful technique for analyzing the overall performance of a database. Considering that a single mid-to-large sized application can execute numerous queries each and every second, query profiling is an important part of database tuning, both as a proactive measure and in diagnosing problems.  In fact, it can become difficult to determine the exact sources and causes of bottlenecks and sluggish performance without employing some sort of query profiling techniques. This blog will present a few useful query profiling techniques that exploit MariaDB server’s own built-in tools: the Slow Query Log and the Performance Schema.

MariaDB vs. MySQL

Needless to say, the techniques that we’ll be covering here today are likely to be equally applicable to MySQL, due to the close relationship between the two products.

The day that Oracle announced the purchase of Sun back in 2010, Michael “Monty” Widenius …

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Three Clever MySQL Diagnostic Tools

Last week I had to confront one of those situations where you can’t really tell what is going on with a piece of software, and the final conclusion would sound completely crazy if postulated as the initial hypothesis. The regular MySQL commands and utilities fall short in these cases, so I had to resort to the three tools reviewed in this article.

The problem we were diagnosing was this: at some point in time, a number of queries that use to take less than one minute to execute, started to take between five to 15 minutes. We needed to get an insight into what was going on inside the MySQL server.

MySQL Tuner

At some point in a long diagnosis process, MySQL’s SHOW [GLOBAL] VARIABLES and SHOW [GLOBAL] STATUS are nothing more than a long list of numbers. Going through a team mate’s notes on another issue, I came across MySQL Tuner. This is an …

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