MySQL is the most popular and powerful open-source database. As applications become more data-dependent, the database application resources are often under pressure to perform at their limits. Every relational database management system performs better when we configured it well, so it is important to consider the relational database platform and potential workload.
Another obstacle faced by database administrators and the businesses they work with is cost. An unlimited budget is not a reality for most companies, and the common approach is to do more with less. After all, driving operational efficiencies is practical business sense. Increasing the efficiency of your database performance costs much less than upgrading hardware or adding more memory. The last challenge we will examine is the lack of a systematic process for writing efficient queries. All too often, queries run faster on the machine of a developer than it does on the production machine. As a result, the database administrator must investigate hundreds of queries running at the same time to find the culprit.
MySQL is a very well-developed relational database management system, and there are several variables, options, and configurations one can change to get improved performance. In this whitepaper we have discussed seven of the most important configuration checks for database administrators. They are great starting points for any MySQL deployment. It is very common to get a performance boost from MySQL deployment after making these important changes.
Once the system has stabilized after making all the initial changes, focus on additional configuration changes as needed by your application. Once the MySQL system gives robust performance improvements from the configuration changes, database administrators can focus on the next level of improvement by doing index maintenance and monitoring the system health via performance schema.
Read the 12-page whitepaper “Seven Most Important MySQL Performance Tuning Checks” to discover seven of the most important tuning configurations for MySQL. After reading this whitepaper, database administrators and businesses will better understand how to drive efficiency and maximize their investment.