MySQL Performance Schema in Action

1:30PM - 4:30PM

@ Room H

MySQL / MariaDB

3 hours tutorial


Developer, Operations

Performance Schema in MySQL is becoming more mature from version to version. It includes extended lock instrumentation, memory usage statistics, new tables for server variables, first time ever instrumentation for user variables, prepared statements and stored routines. Version 8.0 adds additional variable, replication, error messages, data locks instrumentation. A lot! Amazing! And complicated! In this tutorial we will try all these instruments out. We will provide test environment and few typical problems which could be hardly solved before MySQL 5.7. Just few examples: "Where are memory going?" , "Why these queries hang?", "How huge overhead is of my stored procedures?", "Why queries are waiting for metadata locks?". You will not only learn how to collect and use this information, but have experience with it. You will also learn how to setup Performance Schema in details.


Sveta Smirnova

Sveta Smirnova (Percona)

Principal Support Engineer


Sveta Smirnova works as MySQL Support engineer since year 2006, she is also author of book "MySQL Troubleshooting" ( and author of JSON UDF functions for MySQL. In years 2006 - 2015 she worked in in Bugs Analysis MySQL Support Group in MySQL AB, then Sun, then Oracle. In March 2015 Sveta joined Support Team in Percona. In years 2012-2015 she worked on bugs priority in Oracle, in year 2016 she restarted this role at Percona. She was also Support representative in MySQL Backup Development Team. She works on tricky support issues and MySQL software bugs on a daily basis. Before starting at MySQL in 2006, she worked as web developer on several closed CRM systems. In years 2012-2015 she worked on MySQL Labs project "JSON UDFs for MySQL". She is active participant in the open source community. Her main interests in recent years is solving DBA problems, finding ways to semi-automate this process and effective backup techniques.

 Alexander Rubin

Alexander Rubin (Percona)

Principal Architect


Alexander joined Percona in 2013. Alexander worked with MySQL since 2000 as DBA and Application Developer. Before joining Percona he was doing MySQL consulting as a principal consultant for over 7 years (started with MySQL AB in 2006, then Sun Microsystems and then Oracle). He helped many customers design large, scalable and highly available MySQL systems and optimize MySQL performance. Alexander also helped customers design Big Data stores with Apache Hadoop and related technologies.

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