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April 18-21, 2016

Santa Clara, California

Performance Schema for MySQL Troubleshooting

Performance Schema for MySQL Troubleshooting

 20 April 02:00 PM - 02:50 PM @ Ballroom C
Experience level: 
50 minutes conference
Tools and Techniques


The performance schema in MySQL version 5.6, released in February, 2013, is a very powerful tool that can help DBAs discover why even the trickiest performance issues occur. Version 5.7 introduces even more instruments and tables. And while all these give you great power, you can get stuck choosing which instrument to use. In this session, I will start with a description of a typical problem, then guide you how to use the performance schema to find out what causes the issue, the reason for unwanted behavior and how the received information can help you solve a particular problem. Traditionally, performance schema sessions teach what is in contained in tables. I will, in contrast, start from a performance issue, then demonstrate which instruments and tables can help solve it. We will discuss how to setup the performance schema so that it has minimal impact on your server.


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Sveta Smirnova

Principal Technical Services Engineer, Percona


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. 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. Sveta is author of the book "MySQL Troubleshooting" (

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