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The Basics of MySQL Query Caching

MySQL's Query Cache is incredibly versatile. It’s usually able to store a wide variety of values and return them from the memory (rather than the disk) to improve query execution times. This guide will explore the usages and limitations of query caching.

By Lukas Vileikis
2 months ago
MySQL

Unused Indexes in MySQL: A Basic Guide

Indexes are frequent friends for SELECT queries; however, if we want to use indexes, we must ensure that our database instances use them first. Indexes that are not utilized by our database instances are useless – they waste space and make INSERT, UPDATE, and DELETE queries slower.

By Lukas Vileikis
3 months ago
Guide

A Guide to MySQL JOINS

Large quantities of data are often stored in MySQL databases. Analysts and DBAs are constantly required to extract records from two or more tables based on specific requirements in order to evaluate that data quickly. This is when JOINS come in handy.

By Blessing krofegha
3 months ago
Guide

Partitioning MySQL: Why, When, How?

If you are familiar with MySQL, you have probably heard of partitions. Partitions are one of your best friends in regards to query optimization. This article will provide you with a basic overview of partitions to help you understand why they are so important.

By Lukas Vileikis
4 months ago
MySQL

MySQL: Understanding EXPLAIN

If you have found yourself in the MySQL world (at least for a little while), chances are that you have probably heard about the usage of EXPLAIN. In the MySQL world, this keyword is everywhere.

By Lukas Vileikis
4 months ago