- Paperback: 826 pages
- Publisher: O'Reilly Media; 3 edition (April 2, 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1449314287
- ISBN-13: 978-1449314286
- Product Dimensions: 7 x 1.7 x 9.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 46 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #235,532 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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About the Author
Baron Schwartz is Chief Performance Architect at Percona. He createstools and techniques to make MySQL easier to use and more dependable,and speaks regularly at conferences worldwide. He lives in Virginia with his family.
Peter managed the High Performance Group within MySQL until 2006, when he founded Percona. Peter has a Master's Degree in Computer Science and is an expert in database kernels, computer hardware, and application scaling. He serves as CEO of Percona, while keeping touch with his technical roots by continuing to do consulting for key customers.
Vadim Tkachenko is the CTO and co-founder of Percona, and an authoron the MySQLPerformanceBlog.com and SSDPerformanceBlog.com blogs. Vadim leads Percona's development group, which produces the Percona Server, Percona XtraDB Cluster, and Percona XtraBackup.
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If you are brand new to MySQL this is probably not the right choice for you. The information is presented in a very accessible way though and if you are coming from another RDBMS or have a decent technical background and are committed to learning more MySQL, I recommend it highly. The book is definitely biased towards Linux which the authors admit in the foreward. But even if you are running a WAMP stack you will still find tons of useful information inside. I'm constantly pulling this book off my shelf to look up something real quick; either to confirm a thought or see if the experts have anything else to add on the subject. I can't wait for the 4th edition covering 5.6!
The authors guide you through understanding and not just provide platitudes. They show you how to profile a server and use that to help you optimize (focused performance improvement vs. tuning -- implying random tweaking) your server and environment based on their experience. Their shared experience is more than worth the price of the book.
They offer some tactics scattered throughout that may be really useful like Computing the Distance Between Points (used in mapping applications)), improving high volume counters using a counter table, and the fastest way to transfer large files.
You need this if you want to optimize MySQL. (They cover Replication, Clustering, Sharding, Backup & Recovery, HA among many other topics as well.)
11.8.2013 - Still very good. The authors provide deep insights. Must have.
Although, I must add, that the tip that did my customer the most good wasn't listed in the book. Rather, I found the procedure for placing databases on separate drives by doing a Google search. But still, all-in-all, a useful book.
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