ProxySQL and Orchestrator are usually installed to achieve high availability when using MySQL replication. On a failover (or graceful takeover) scenario, Orchestrator will promote a slave, and ProxySQL will redirect the traffic. Depending on how your environment is configured, and how long the promotion takes, you could end up in a scenario where you […]Read more
Some time ago, a customer had a performance issue with an internal process. He was comparing, finding, and reporting the rows that were different between two tables. This is simple if you use a LEFT JOIN and an
IS NULL comparison over the second table in the WHERE clause, but what if the column could be […]
Since MySQL 5.7.5, we have been able to resize dynamically the InnoDB Buffer Pool. This new feature also introduced a new variable — innodb_buffer_pool_chunk_size — which defines the chunk size by which the buffer pool is enlarged or reduced. This variable is not dynamic and if it is incorrectly configured, could lead to undesired […]Read more
In this blog post, we’ll look at using hints to analyze queries.
There are a lot of things that you can do wrong when writing a query, which means that there a lot of things that you can do to make it better. From my personal experience there are two things you should review first:
The table join […]Read more
In this post, we’ll look at how to improve queries using generated columns and ProxySQL instead of implementing a referenced table.
Developers and architects don’t always have the time or complete information to properly analyze and design a database. That is why we see tables with more fields than needed, or with incorrect types. The […]