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MySQL Performance & Tuning  |    A 3 day   hands on   training course

MySQL Performance & Tuning training course description

This MySQL Performance & Tuning course is designed for Database Administrators, Application Developers and Technical Consultants who need to monitor and tune the performance of MySQL servers and databases. The course provides practical experience in monitoring and tuning MySQL servers and databases.
This MySQL Performance & Tuning course does not cover clustering (other than at overview level), replication or non-standard storage engines such as Falcon and PBXT.

What will you learn
  • Develop a monitoring and tuning plan
  • Use server configuration and status variables.
  • Identify and improve problem queries.
  • Make efficient use of indexes.
  • Monitor and size memory caches and locks.
  • Tune the MyISAM and InnoDB storage engine.
  • Evaluate the use of partitioning for performance.
MySQL Performance & Tuning training course details
  • Who will benefit:
  • Anyone who wishes to monitor and tune MySQL performance.

  • Prerequisites:
  • Delegates must have a working knowledge of MySQL Database Administration

  • Duration
  • 3 days

  • Dates & prices
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MySQL Performance & Tuning training course contents

  • Introduction to performance tuning
  • Tuning overview, Resolving performance issues, Recommended approach to tuning, Items to evaluate, Where to look, Planning a monitoring routine, Building a new database for performance, Tuning an existing database, Setting suitable goals.

  • MySQL performance tuning tools
  • Administration tools, the information schema, performance-related SHOW commands, benchmarking tools, the MySQL performance schema, MonYog.
    Hands on Obtaining performance information.

  • Schema design
  • Normalisation, de-normalisation, naming conventions, load generation, stress testing and benchmarking tools, selecting data types, data types, character sets, choosing storage engines.
    Hands on effects of design on performance.

  • Statement tuning
  • Overview of statement tuning, identifying problem queries, the optimizer, explain, explain extended.
    Hands on identifying problem queries and using explain.

  • Indexes
  • Index overview, Types of index, Index tuning, Indexes and joins.
    Hands on Indexes and performance.

  • Server configuration and monitoring
  • Server configuration variables, server status variables, table cache, multi-threading, connection issues, query cache.
    Hands on setting and interpreting server variables and caching.

  • Locking
  • Types of locking, locking and storage engines, effects of locking on performance.
    Hands on locking and performance.

  • The InnoDB engine
  • Transactions, crash recovery, locking, monitoring InnoDB, caches and buffers, configuring data files, configuring the log files.
    Hands on InnoDB configuration and performance.

  • Other storage engines
  • MyISAM engine, merge engine, archive engine, memory engine, blackhole engine, CSV engine, the Spider engine, the ColumnStore engine, the MyRocks engine, mixing sorage engines.
    Hands on storage engine performance.

  • Overview of clustering and performance
  • Advantages of performance, advantages of clustering, performance issues and clustering, the NDBCluster engine, the Galera cluster, the Percona XtraDB cluster, MySQL InnoDB cluster, the federated engine, the federatedX engine, overview of other high availability techniques. NOSQL and Mencached overview.

  • Dumping and loading data
  • SQL statements versus delimited data, parameters affecting dump performance, parameters affecting load performance.
    Hands on dump and load performance.

  • Partitioned tables
  • Partitioned tables concepts, range partitioning, hash partitioning, key partitioning, list partitioning, composite partitioning or subpartitioning, partition pruning.
    Hands on partitioned table performance.

Learning path



Based on overall reviews

B. M. - London Internet Exchange

"Excellent presentation - very good course structure."

F. D. - BBC NI

"Very good"

Training approach

This structured course uses Instructor Led Training to provide the best possible learning experience. Small class sizes ensure students benefit from our engaging and interactive style of teaching with delegates encouraged to ask questions throughout the course. Quizzes follow each major section allowing checking of learning. Hands on sessions are used throughout to allow delegates to consolidate their new skills.