Books Authored by Percona
High Performance MySQL, 3rd Edition
Baron Schwartz, Peter Zaitsev, and Vadim Tkachenko authored this groundbreaking book in 2008 (second edition) and 2012 (third edition). It is the authoritative guide to building fast, scalable, reliable systems with MySQL. It has sold tens of thousands of copies and has been translated into many languages, including Czech, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, and German. It is published by O'Reilly Media.
Bill Karwin has helped thousands of people write better SQL and build stronger relational databases. Now he's sharing his collection of antipatterns—the most common errors he's identified in those thousands of requests for help. Most developers aren't SQL experts, and the SQL they write is sometimes inefficient, hard to maintain, or just plain wrong. This book shows you all the common mistakes, and then leads you through the best fixes. What's more, it shows you what's behind these fixes, so you'll learn a lot about relational databases along the way. This book is published by The Pragmatic Bookshelf.