Tag - queries

Visualize This! MySQL Tools That Explain Queries

MySQL Tools

In this blog post, I want to go over some of the day-to-day MySQL tools and methods DBAs use to analyze queries and visualize “what is going on?” I won’t be going into the nitty-gritty details of each of these tools, I just want to introduce you to them and show you what they […]

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Four Ways MySQL Executes GROUP BY

MySQL GROUP BY

In this blog post, I’ll look into four ways MySQL executes GROUP BY. 
In my previous blog post, we learned that indexes or other means of finding data might not be the most expensive part of query execution. For example, MySQL GROUP BY could potentially be responsible for 90% or more of the query execution time. 
The […]

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MySQL Query Performance: Not Just Indexes

Running MySQL in Kubernetes

In this blog post, I’ll look at whether optimizing indexing is always the key to improving MySQL query performance (spoiler, it isn’t).
As we look at MySQL query performance, our first concern is often whether a query is using the right indexes to retrieve the data. This is based on the assumption that finding the data is […]

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Using MySQL 5.7 Generated Columns to Increase Query Performance

MySQL Generated Columns

In this blog post, we’ll look at ways you can use MySQL 5.7 generated columns (or virtual columns) to improve query performance.
Introduction
About two years ago I published a blog post about Generated (Virtual) Columns in MySQL 5.7. Since then, it’s been one of my favorite features in the MySQL 5.7 release. The reason is simple: […]

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Webinar Thursday, October 19, 2017: What You Need to Get the Most Out of Indexes – Part 2

Indexes

Join Percona’s Senior Architect, Matthew Boehm, as he presents What You Need to Get the Most Out of Indexes – Part 2 webinar on Thursday, October 19, 2017, at 11:00 am PDT / 2:00 pm EDT (UTC-7).
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Proper indexing is key to database performance. Finely tune your query writing and database performance with tips […]

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