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MySQL Self-Join

I’m switching to MySQL and leveraging Alan Beaulieu’s Learning SQL as a supporting reference for my Database Design and Development course. While reviewing Alan’s Chapter 5: Querying Multiple Tables, I found his coverage of using self-joins minimal.

In fact, he adds a prequel_film_id column to the film table in the sakila database and then a single row to demonstrate a minimal self-join query. I wanted to show them how to view a series of rows interconnected by a self-join, like the following:

SELECT   f.title AS film
,        fp.title AS prequel
FROM     film f LEFT JOIN film fp
ON       f.prequel_id = fp.film_id
WHERE    f.series_name = 'Harry Potter'
AND      fp.series_name = 'Harry Potter'
ORDER BY f.series_number;

It returns the following result set:

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Ansible Inventory Automation Using Consul and Orchestrator

Here at Pythian we get a lot of exposure to new technologies and implementation strategies via the work we do internally and for our clients. The most noteworthy technology stack that I’ve seen get a lot of traction in the MySQL community recently is the high availability stack including Orchestrator, Consul and ProxySQL. 

I won’t dive too deeply into the details of this implementation as there are several blog posts that our team has submitted on this topic, but the key thing I want you to keep in mind for this particular topic is the usage of Consul as a “source of truth” for the state of your MySQL replication clusters. If Orchestrator or its adjacent scripts are running as expected, Consul should always have the latest information pertaining to the state of your cluster. This is incredibly valuable. In fact, …

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Setting up MySQL Monitoring With New Relic Infrastructure Pro

If you have a New Relic Infrastructure Pro license, and unmonitored MySQL servers, there’s now an easy solution at your fingertips. With the New Relic MySQL integration you can monitor and graph almost any detailed metric you could possibly want. New Relic recently unified its analytics tools with New Relic One, a dashboard that provides quick access to all the New Relic tools. With an Infrastructure Pro subscription, you get access to:

  • New Relic Infrastructure: Flexible, dynamic monitoring of your entire infrastructure, from services running in the cloud or on dedicated hosts, to containers running in orchestrated environments.
  • New Relic Alerts: A flexible, centralized notification system that unlocks the operational potential of New Relic. Alerts is a single tool to manage alert policies and alert conditions for all of your New Relic data.
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Dockerizing MySQL step by step.


As a Database Engineer in Mydbops. We tend to solve multiple complex problems for our esteemed customers. To control the System resources and scale up /down based on needed we are evaluating Dockers and Kubernetes.

Docker is a set of platform as a service products that uses OS-level virtualization to deliver software in packages called Containers. Containers are isolated from one another and bundle their own software, libraries and configuration files; they can communicate with each other through well-defined channels.It’s more lightweight than standard Containers and boots up in seconds.

Docker also is easy to use when you need a simple, single instance. What is great about Docker though is that it allows configuring multiple versions of MySQL.

Docker Installation:

Docker can be installed with yum repository or apt-get repository based on your linux …

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Hiding instances on MySQL InnoDB Cluster/ReplicaSet

MySQL Router is a core component of InnoDB Cluster/ReplicaSet that enables the automatic routing of client traffic to the right instances of your database architecture. Router can automatically adapt to topology changes, however, there are some scenarios on which one would certainly benefit from having the possibility to tag an instance with a certain attribute that indicates a specific behavior change to Router’s default behavior.…

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MySQL Shell AdminAPI – What’s new in 8.0.21?

The MySQL Development Team is happy to announce a new 8.0 Maintenance Release of MySQL Shell AdminAPI – 8.0.21!

As always, we have listened to the growing community of users and introduced a very useful feature for any production deployment of MySQL InnoDB Cluster or ReplicaSet.…

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Percona Live ONLINE: MySQL on Google Cloud: War and Peace! by Akshay Suryawanshi & Jeremy Cole

This session at Percona Live ONLINE was presented by Akshay Suryawanshi, Senior Production Engineer at Shopify, and Jeremy Cole, Senior Staff Production Engineer – Datastores at Shopify.

Shopify is an online and on-premise commerce platform, founded in 2006. Shopify is used by more than a million merchants, and hundreds of billions of dollars of sales have happened on the platform since its inception. The company is a large user of MySQL, and the Black Friday and Cyber Monday weekends are their peak dates during the year, handling hundreds of billions of queries with MySQL. This year’s presentation was an opportunity to talk about the company’s challenges and progress over the last twelve months.

Key Google Cloud concepts from the presentation

As part of the presentation, it’s important to understand the naming conventions that exist around …

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MySQL Shell AdminAPI – What’s new in 8.0.20?

The MySQL Development Team is happy to announce a new 8.0 Maintenance Release of MySQL Shell AdminAPI – 8.0.20!

Following the previous exciting release, on which InnoDB ReplicaSet was introduced, we focused on improving the management of ReplicaSets but also, most importantly, InnoDB cluster.…

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Java & MySQL 8.0.19

It’s the in-between term time and we’re all stuck at home. I decided to update the image for my Fedora 30 virtual machine. I had a work around to the update issue that I had encountered last October in Bug #96969 but it was not required with the current version. However, after updating from MySQL 8.0.17 to MySQL 8.0.19, I found that my Java connection example failed.

The $CLASSPATH value was correct:

/usr/share/java/mysql-connector-java.jar:.

The first error that I got was the my reference to MySQL JDBC driver was incorrect. The error message is quite clear:

Loading class `com.mysql.jdbc.Driver'. This is deprecated. The new driver class is `com.mysql.cj.jdbc.Driver'. The driver is automatically registered via the SPI and manual loading of the driver class is generally unnecessary.
Cannot connect to database server:
The server time zone …
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MySQL Shell AdminAPI – What’s new in 8.0.19?

The MySQL Development Team is thrilled to announce a new 8.0 Maintenance Release of MySQL Shell AdminAPI – 8.0.19!

This release sets the bar higher, by introducing a new integrated solution based on a very well known Replication technology – MySQL InnoDB ReplicaSet!

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