An oversized InnoDB buffer pool will consume too many resources and can be slower than necessary. Let’s see how to check if we can shrink it. Continua a leggere Can we shrink InnoDB Buffer Pool?
InnoDB buffer pool is the most important memory area to allocate. It contains the most frequently read data and index entries from InnoDB tables. Let’s see how to check if it is big enough. Continua a leggere Is InnoDB Buffer Pool big enough?
It is quite common to use an equality condition and an IS NULL condition on the same columns. Unfortunately, this could make queries very slow. Continua a leggere MariaDB/MySQL IS NULL conditions and indexes
AUTO_INCREMENT primary keys are useful, because they save usthe trouble to generate a unique value for every row, delegating this task to the database. But when we reach the limit we need to take some action, or we won’t be able to insert more rows. Continua a leggere Monitoring that AUTO_INCREMENT values won’t reach the limit
Reducing the number of queries is important with any DBMS. There are two reasons for this: reducing the latency of applications; and reducing the workload for the database servers. Continua a leggere MySQL/MariaDB: use SQL properly to run less queries
MySQL 8.0 and 5.7 follow a new release policy that exposes users to important risks. They broke compatibility with Xtrabackup (again). Continua a leggere The risks of MySQL release policy
Transactions can be read only. This article explains what read only transactions are and why we should use them when appropriate. Continua a leggere READ ONLY transactions in MariaDB and MySQL
This article discusses how to access data from a remote table using the CONNECT storage engine, in MariaDB. Continua a leggere Using CONNECT to access remote MariaDB or MySQL tables
MariaDB Server Fest 2020 was a great online event for the MariaDB community. This is a review from Vettabase. Continua a leggere A MariaDB Server Fest 2020 review
Running DROP statements in production is always dangerous. But there are some measures we can take to make them safer. Continua a leggere Dropping database objects in a safe way