Ronald Bradford

MySQL Database Consultant, Pythian

Ronald has over 25 years of professional RDBMS experience in MySQL, Oracle, and Ingres. His expertise covers MySQL, LAMP and cloud-based consulting in architecture, performance, scalability and business continuity. Ronald is a former employee of the MySQL Inc consulting team (06-08) and Oracle Corporation (96-99). He has currently published 4 books on MySQL, his most recent titles available from Oracle Press include Effective MySQL: Optimizing SQL Statements, Effective MySQL: Backup & Recovery and Effective MySQL: Replication Techniques in Depth.

Submitted Sessions

In this presentation, learn about the issues of managing a large number of instances of MySQL in the cloud, supporting 50 billion SQL statements per day. This presentation will cover the following topics using Amazon Web Services (EC2)

• What is AWS really costing you?
• Learn how to save with reserved and spot instances
• The need for monitoring and instrumentation
•... [read more]

Determining the Query Execution Plan (QEP) of an SQL statement is the primary analysis tool for DBAs. Understanding how to interpret the information from the EXPLAIN command and what additional commands and tools exist to add supplementary information are essential skills that will be used daily in production operations.

The MySQL EXPLAIN QEP is significantly different from an Oracle... [read more]

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