- Paperback: 712 pages
- Publisher: O'Reilly Media; Second edition (June 28, 2008)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0596101716
- ISBN-13: 978-0596101718
- Product Dimensions: 7 x 1.7 x 9.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2.5 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 34 customer reviews
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About the Author
Baron Schwartz is a software engineer who lives in Charlottesville, Virginia and goes by the online handle of "Xaprb," which is his first name typed in QWERTY on a Dvorak keyboard. When he's not busy solving a fun programming challenge, he relaxes with his wife Lynn and dog Carbon. He blogs about software engineering at http://www.xaprb.com/blog/.
A former manager of the High Performace Group at MySQL AB, Peter Zaitsev now runs the mysqlperformanceblog.com site. He specializes in helping administrators fix issues with Web sites handling millions of visitors a day, dealing with terabytes of data using hundreds of servers. He is used to making changes and upgrades both to hardware to software (such as query optimization) in order to find solutions. He also speaks frequently at conferences.
Vadim Tkachenko was a Performance Engineer in at MySQL AB. As an expert in multithreaded programming and synchronization, his primary tasks were benchmarks, profiling, and finding bottlenecks. He also worked on a number of features for performance monitoring and tuning, and getting MySQL to scale well on multiple CPUs.
Jeremy Zawodny and his two cats moved from Northwest Ohio to Silicon Valley in late 1999 so he could work for Yahoo!--just in time to witness the .com bubble bursting first-hand. He's been at Yahoo!® ever since, helping to put MySQL and other Open Source technologies to use in fun, interesting, and often very big ways. Starting with the popular and high-traffic Yahoo! Finance site, he worked to make MySQL part of the site's core infrastructure in large batch operations as well as real-time feed processing and serving content directly on the site. He then helped to spread "the MySQL religion" to numerous other groups within Yahoo!, including News, Personals, Sports, and Shopping. Nowadays he acts as Yahoo!'s MySQL guru, working with Yahoo!'s many engineering groups to get the most out of their MySQL deployments.
In 2000, he began writing for Linux Magazine and continues to do so today as a columnist and contributing editor. After over a year of active participation on the MySQL mailing list, he got the idea to write a book about MySQL. (How hard could it be, really?) You can still find him answering questions on the list today. Since 2001, Jeremy has been speaking about MySQL at various conferences (O'Reilly's Open Source Conference, PHPCon, The MySQL User Conference, etc.) and user groups in locations as far away as Bangalore, India. His favorite topics are performance tuning, replication, clustering, and backup/recovery. In more recent times, he's rediscovered his love of aviation, earning a Private Pilot Glider license in early 2003. Since then he's spent far too much of his free time flying gliders out of Hollister, California and Truckee, near Lake Tahoe. He hopes to soon earn his Commercial Pilot license and then go on to become a certified flight instructor someday. Occasional MySQL consulting also helps to pay for his flying addiction.
Jeremy rambles almost daily about technology and life in general on his weblog: www.jeremy.zawodny.com/blog/
Arjen Lentz was born in Amsterdam but has lived in Queensland Australia since the turn of the millennium, sharing his life these days with his beautiful daughter Phoebe and black cat Figaro. Originally a C programmer, Arjen was employee #25 at MySQL AB (2001-2007). After a brief break in 2007, Arjen founded Open Query (http://openquery.com.au), which develops and provides its own data management training and consulting services in the Asia Pacific region and beyond. Arjen also regularly speaks at conferences and user groups. In his abundant spare time Arjen indulges in cooking, gardening, reading, camping, and exploring the RepRap. Arjen's weblog is at http://arjen-lentz.livejournal.com/
Derek J. Balling has been a Linux system administrator since 1996. Hehas helped build and maintain server infrastructure for companies likeYahoo, and institutions like Vassar College. He has also writtenarticles for The Perl Journal and a number of online magazines, and ison the Program Committee for the 2008 LISA Conference. He is currentlyemployed as the Data Center Manager for Answers.com.
When not working on computer-related issues, Derek enjoys spendingtime with his wife Debbie, and their posse of animals (4 cats and adog). He also makes his opinion known on current events or whatever isannoying him lately on his blog at http://blog.megacity.org/.
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If you have read basic text books on mysql and other databases and still feel deprived or lacking of database knowledge. This book will help with optimizing your queries and making your web apps or IT system run much faster and efficient.
On a side not, the world of data is changing almost every day. I would recommend learning about aws, hadoop hive, and other modern database systems that are becoming more widely used.
is always an issue. This book is simply excellent. The authors are quite knowledgeable -- they not only tell you what settings to you, but also include why. They debunked a lot of misconceptions I held about getting the best performance out of the server and when to use MyISAM v. InnoDB.
I especially appreciated the deep background into server operation and how data is stored and queries processed with the different storage engines. If you are thinking of using MySQL on a large project, you need this book.
There's a good reason this is a 2nd edition -- a great book.
I was basically astonished by the information and format in this book, which inspired me to write this review. In clear, understandable prose (with diagrams when needed), this book lays out pretty much everything you need to know to operate mysql in production environments. I can also say given my extensive experience using mysql, I learned or honed my knowledge of several important topics. Make the web better, buy this book.