common_schema: DBA's framework for MySQL

12 November 11:00am - 11:50am @ Cromwell 3-4
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50 minutes conference
This session introduces the common_schema project: a self contained schema which includes a set of sophisticated views, routines and a specialized scripting language (QueryScript), simplifying MySQL server administration and analysis. common_schema is aimed to be imported onto any MySQL server, on any platform. Along with INFORMATION_SCHEMA and PERFORMANCE_SCHEMA, common_schema becomes a valuable tool for one's server. In this session we will see how common_schema adds new capabilities to the MySQL server or otherwise makes complex tasks easy. We will review: * How to install (import) common_schema * Schema analysis views * Process & security views and routines * Status monitoring and transaction analysis * SQL generating views and eval() * QueryScript: an SQL based scripting language We will see how common_schema/QueryScript assist in common tasks such as alleviating load from heavyweight queries, killing queries/connections, analyzing deadlocks, managing tables on multiple databases, iterating, scripting and more. "The common_schema is to MySQL as jQuery is to javaScript" - High Performance MySQL, 3rd Edition, Baron Schwartz et al.


Senior Systems Engineer,
Shlomi is a senior systems engineer at He is an active MySQL community member, and an experienced consultant and instructor. He authors the common_schema, openark-kit, orchestrator & propagator open source tools, and blogs at Shlomi is an Oracle ACE, Oracle Technologist of the Year: 2011, and the 2009 MySQL Community Member of the Year.