MySQL Optimization Training

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The MySQL Optimization Training course is aimed for both Database Developers and Administrators, and anyone involved in monitoring and optimizing MySQL. This course will provide students with the skills and tools for monitoring, analyzing and optimizing database performance.

  1. Optimizing Databases and Their Objects
    1. Optimizing Databases
    2. Improving Application Design
    3. Precomputing Queries
    4. Materialized Views
    5. Transactions
    6. Indexing
      1. Types Of Indexes
      2. Indexes are not used when ...
      3. Client-Server Interactions
    7. MyISAM Index Collecting Statistics
  2. Optimizing and Tuning Queries
    1. Query Execution Plan
    2. Analyzing the output from EXPLAIN Statement
      1. Explain Table
    3. Join Optimization
      1. Cartesian Product
      2. Match Elimination: Filtering Joins
      3. Using Joins in Aggregation
      4. Optimizing Joins
      5. Driving Tables
    4. When to Index
      1. Index Types
    5. SQL Queries: Other Optimizations
      1. Optimizing Data Retrieval
      2. Cardinality of a Table
      3. Using the OPTIMIZE TABLE Statement
    6. The Slow Query Log
  3. Tuning MySQL for Performance
    1. System Characteristics
      1. Disk I/O Speed
      2. Memory
      3. How MySQL Uses Memory
      4. Processor Speed
      5. Network Bandwidth
    2. Tuning Server Parameters
    3. MySQL Query Cache
    4. The MyISAM Key Cache
    5. Examining Thread Information
  4. MySQL Table Types
    1. MySQL Table Types (Storage Engines)
    2. Setting/Changing Engine
    3. MyISAM Tables
      1. Full-Text Search on MyISAM Tables
      2. Creating a Full-Text Index
      3. Using Full-Text Search
    4. InnoDB Tables
      1. InnoDB - Limitations and Drawbacks
      2. InnoDB Disk Management
      3. Preventing Problems
      4. Moving Files
    5. FOREIGN KEY Constraints in InnoDB
      1. Checking Foreign Keys
    6. Choosing - MyISAM or InnoDB?
    7. HEAP or MEMORY Tables
    8. Temporary Tables
    9. MERGE Tables
    10. Other Table Types
      1. ARCHIVE or Compressed Tables (since MySQL 4.1)
      2. CSV Type Tables(since MySQL 4.1)
      3. NDB or Cluster Tables (since MySQL 4.1)
      4. FEDERATED or External Tables (since MySQL 5.0)
      5. BDB Tables
    11. Table Files Storage

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