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1Sep/110

The 5 Biggest Ways to Boost MySQL Scalability

Sean Hall with some really good MySQL advice:

  1. Tune those queries. Biggest bang for your buck. Enable the slow query log and watch it. Once you've found a heavy resource intensive query, optimize it! Tune what receives real-world traffic.
  2. Employ Master-Master Replication. Immediately have a read-only slave for your application to hit as well.
  3. Use Your Memory. Set innodb_buffer_pool_size, key_buffer_size and other key options.
  4. RAID Your Disk I/O. Use RAID 10 mirroring and striping. On EC2 striping across a number of EBS volumes using the Linux md software raid.
  5. Tune Key Parameters. speeds up inserts & updates with innodb_flush_log_at_trx_commit=2; create a tablespace and underlying datafile for each table with innodb_file_per_table.

Full details at the original article.

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