MySQL Shell: The Best DBA tool? How to Use the MySQL Shell as a Framework for DBAs

Wednesday 5:40 PM - 6:05 PM

@ Texas 7


25 minutes conference



MySQL Shell is the new client for MySQL. It understands standard and X protocol. It also allows to send JS, Python or SQL commands to the server. In this talk I will show you how to first configure the Shell for a nice, good looking experience with MySQL, show some of the basic commands and objects. After this brief overview I will show how it's possible to extend the Shell, and how I hacked it to create an Innotop clone inside the MySQL Shell. This session is a live demo with extra explanation, and the code will be shared during and after the presentation.

The goal of the talk is also to introduce to the Community how to hack the Shell and to call for contributions and feature requests.


Frédéric Descamps

Frédéric Descamps (Oracle)

MySQL Community Manager


"@lefred" has been consulting OpenSource and MySQL for over 15 years. After graduating in Management Information Technology, Frédéric Descamps started his career as a developer for an ERP under HPUX. He will then opt for a career in the world of open-source by joining one of the first Belgian start-up dedicated 100% to free projects around GNU/Linux. It is in 2011 that lefred joined Percona, one of the leading MySQL-based specialists. He decided to join the MySQL Community Team in 2016 as a MySQL Community Manager for EMEA & APAC. Frédéric is also a regular speaker of OpenSource Conferences. His blog mostly dedicated to MySQL is


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