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"Why can't I just save my data to a file?" Using an MySQL database seems so complex to get right, and for good reason. The variety of data-driven applications is practically limitless, and as project requirements change, we find ourselves taking short-cuts and adopting bad habits. But there are proven methods to understanding how to develop and manage data in a scalable and reliable way.
This talk shows you some of these methods, including:
-How to optimize a MySQL database application with partitioning and sharding
-How to avoid the secret security vulnerability that you're probably guilty of
-How to use optimizer hints effectively