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Explaining the MySQL EXPLAIN

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Determining the Query Execution Plan (QEP) of an SQL statement is the primary analysis tool for DBAs. Understanding how to interpret the information from the EXPLAIN command and what additional commands and tools exist to add supplementary information are essential skills that will be used daily in production operations.

The MySQL EXPLAIN QEP is significantly different from an Oracle QEP and Oracle DBAs need to understand and learn the most appropriate way to understand and navigate this information to effective performance tune a running MySQL …

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Oracle Open World 2011 Presentations

MySQL Explain

Better Indexes

At Oracle Open World 2011 I gave two presentations.

You can download updated versions of Explaining the MySQL Explain and Improving Performance with Better Indexes presentations.

Want to know more, check out our Effective MySQL: Optimizing SQL Statements book that goes into great detail …

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Wish list for MySQL thread polling events

It is great to draw inspiration from other Open Source communities. Brad Fitzpatrick recently wrote about Android Strict Mode. His twitter tag line for this post was “I see you were doing 120 ms in a 16 ms zone” which is all I needed to hear from somebody who also worries unreasonably about responsiveness (Web site quote).

How would I apply this to a MySQL context? This is what happens in Android. “Strict Mode lets you set a policy on a thread declaring what you’re not allowed to do on that thread, and what the penalty is if you violate the policy. Implementation-wise, this policy is simply a thread-local integer bitmask. By default everything is allowed and it won’t get in your way unless you want it to”

In a MySQL …

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What do MySQL Consultants do?

One role of a MySQL consultant is to review an existing production system. Sometimes you have sufficient time and access, and other times you don’t. If I am given a limited time here is a general list of things I look at.

  1. Review Server architecture, OS, Memory, Disks (including raid and partition type), Network etc
  2. Review server load and identify physical bottleneck
  3. Look at all running processes
  4. Look specifically at MySQL processes
  5. Review MySQL Error Log
  6. Determine MySQL version
  7. Look at MySQL configuration (e.g. /etc/my.cnf)
  8. Look at running MySQL Variables
  9. Look at running MySQL status (x n times)
  10. Look at running MySQL INNODB status (x n times) if used
  11. Get Database and Schema Sizes
  12. Get Database Schema
  13. Review Slow Query Log
  14. Capture query sample via SHOW FULL PROCESSLIST (locked …
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MySQL related bookmark collection

I am publishing my MySQL related bookmark collection

Feel free to send me links you think might be good to add in order to help others.

Remember, SHARING IS CARING!!! …. we get so much for free, why shouldn’t we give some back?


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