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MySQL Workshops: Chicago & London this April

 | March 15, 2013 |  Posted In: MySQL

Percona's Kenny Gryp leads a recent MySQL workshop
Percona’s Kenny Gryp leads a recent MySQL workshop

Percona will be in Chicago and London the week of April 8th delivering two 2-day MySQL workshops. For our MPB readers, we are offering a 15% discount. Just use MPB15A when purchasing your tickets to one or both MySQL workshops.

  • Scaling and Optimization for MySQL on Monday & Tuesday, April 8 & 9
    • This MySQL workshop will cover:
      • Apply architecture scaling strategies that make the most sense, including caching, message queuing, database sharding, and replication.
      • Optimize MySQL schema and indexes to support efficient queries.
      • Instrument applications to measure performance.
      • Use successful patterns behind MySQL applications, and avoid design decisions that don’t fit MySQL very well.
      • Solve some common application performance problems like paginating results and full-text search.
      • Understand when to leverage MySQL features such as stored procedures, triggers and events.


  • Operating and Troubleshooting for MySQL on Wednesday & Thursday, April 10 & 11
    • This MySQL workshop will cover:
      • Understand MySQL versions and forks—including which versions and editions you should run.
      • Understand how various system components could be a bottleneck for MySQL: CPU, disks, memory, network; and how to use diagnostic tools in Linux.
      • Investigate database trends via the counters exposed in MySQL’s SHOW GLOBAL STATUS.
      • Backup & restore MySQL and InnoDB data, and describe the advantages of common backup methods (mysqldump, file system snapshot, InnoDB hot backup).
      • Setup and administer MySQL replication.
      • Monitor MySQL servers in production.
      • Discuss security issues with MySQL.
      • Solve via case-study some real-life problems that Percona consultants faced in MySQL.
      • Understand the basic operation of InnoDB—including how data is stored on disk and in memory.
      • Understand what InnoDB does internally when data is written, and how features like the transaction log files and undo space work.
      • See how key features of InnoDB work, including clustered indexes, insert buffer, adaptive hash and double write buffer.
      • Learn to read diagnostic information from InnoDB and make informed decisions while changing configuration.
      • Discover how Percona Server with XtraDB can provide better diagnostics and performance

If you wish to speak to our Sales team about either of these MySQL Workshops, please contact us.

David Hildebrandt

David Hildebrandt, PhD is a former Percona employee. He was the Director of Training at Percona.

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