common_schema: DBA's framework for MySQL

23 April 3:50pm - 4:40pm @ Ballroom A

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.


Shlomi Noach
Senior Systems Engineer, GitHub
Shlomi is a senior systems engineer at GitHub. He is an active MySQL community member, and an experienced consultant and instructor. He authors the orchestrator, common_schema, openark-kit (and others) open source tools, and blogs at <a href=""></a>. Shlomi is an Oracle ACE, Oracle Technologist of the Year: 2011, and the 2009 MySQL Community Member of the Year.