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High Performance MySQL: Optimization, Backups, Replication, and Load Balancingby Jeremy Zawodny
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Synopses & Reviews
As users come to depend on MySQL, they find that they have to deal with issues of reliability, scalability, and performance--issues that are not well documented but are critical to a smoothly functioning site. This book is an insider's guide to these little understood topics.Author Jeremy Zawodny has managed large numbers of MySQL servers for mission-critical work at Yahoo!, maintained years of contacts with the MySQL AB team, and presents regularly at conferences. Jeremy and Derek have spent months experimenting, interviewing major users of MySQL, talking to MySQL AB, benchmarking, and writing some of their own tools in order to produce the information in this book.In High Performance MySQL you will learn about MySQL indexing and optimization in depth so you can make better use of these key features. You will learn practical replication, backup, and load-balancing strategies with information that goes beyond available tools to discuss their effects in real-life environments. And you'll learn the supporting techniques you need to carry out these tasks, including advanced configuration, benchmarking, and investigating logs.Topics include:
Book News Annotation:
Written for MySQL administrators who already use Unix system monitoring tools, this book explains the basics of benchmarking, the nuances of indexes, and the stages of processing a query. It then suggests hardware configurations that provide better performance for large-scale applications, covers procedures for automatically copying data to multiple servers, and presents strategies for minimizing downtime in the event of hardware failure. The authors have both worked for Yahoo.
Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Covers the latest version of MySQL, version 4.02.
About the Author
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.
Derek J. Balling has been a Linux system administrator since 1996. He has helped build and maintain server infrastructure for companies like Yahoo, and institutions like Vassar College. He has also written articles for The Perl Journal and a number of online magazines, and served on the Program Committee for the 2008 LISA (Large Installation System Administration) Conference. He is currently employed as the Data Center Manager for Answers.com.
Table of Contents
PrefaceChapter 1: Back To BasicsChapter 2: Storage Engines (Table Types)Chapter 3: BenchmarkingChapter 4: IndexesChapter 5: Query PerformanceChapter 6: Server Performance TuningChapter 7: ReplicationChapter 8: Load Balancing and High AvailabilityChapter 9: Backup and RecoveryChapter 10: SecurityAppendix A: The SHOW STATUS and SHOW INNODB STATUS CommandsAppendix B: mytopAppendix C: phpMyAdminColophon
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