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10 Essential Performance Tips for MySQL

From workload profiling to the three rules of indexing, MySQL expert Baron Schwartz offers 10 essential tips for increasing MySQL performance. ‘Common mistakes underlie most MySQL performance problems. To ensure your MySQL server hums along at top speed, providing stable and consistent performance, it is important to eliminate these mistakes, which are often obscured by some subtlety in your workload or a configuration trap,’ Schwartz writes. ‘Luckily, many MySQL performance issues turn out to have similar solutions, making troubleshooting and tuning MySQL a manageable task.’