Optimizing MySQL performance – queries

MySQL performance optimizations can be divided into two parts. One is query optimization and the other is MySQL server configuration. To get optimum results, you have to work on both of these parts. Without proper configuration, queries will not provide consistent performance; on the other hand, without proper queries and a database structure, queries may take much longer to produce results.

In this recipe, we will learn how to evaluate query performance, set indexes, and identify the optimum database structure for our data.

Getting ready

You will need access to an admin account on the MySQL server.

You will need a large dataset to test queries. Various tools are available to generate test data. I will be using ...

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