7 keys to better MySQL performance

As size and load grow, performance tends to slow. Keep these keys in mind to keep MySQL running smoothly

7 keys to better MySQL performance

One of the ways we measure applications is through performance. One of the metrics for application performance is user experience, which generally translates to “did the user need to wait longer than a reasonable amount of time to get what they wanted.”

This metric can mean different things in different scenarios. For a mobile shopping app, response times can’t be more than a couple of seconds. For an employee’s HR page, responses might be allowed to take a few seconds longer.

We have a lot of research on how performance impacts user behavior:

Whatever the standard, it is essential to maintain good performance for applications. Otherwise, users will complain (or worse, go to a different application). One of the factors that affects application performance is database performance. The interaction between applications, websites, and databases is critical in establishing the level of application performance.

A central component of this interaction is how applications query the database and how the database responds to requests. By any measure, MySQL is one of the most popular database management systems. More enterprises are shifting to MySQL (and other open source databases) as a database solution in their production environments.

There are many methods of configuring MySQL that can help ensure that your database responds to queries quickly, and with a minimum amount of application performance degradation.

The following are some essential tips to help you optimize the performance of your MySQL database.

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