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  • How to easily install and enable the InnoDB engine
  • Basic and advanced runtime configuration settings
  • Memory management and buffer tuning
  • Troubleshooting methods for common errors
  • Tablespace architecture options and their benefits
  • Optimize and monitor resource utilization
  • Management and long term maintenance

InnoDB, the default storage engine for MySQL, is one of the most robust and commonly used in the world today. It can, however, be initially daunting to learn how to start implementing its features, and it can pose unique problems to the beginner user. This guide is written to address these problems.

"Instant InnoDB" addresses everything you need to know for the installation, configuration, load testing, analysis, and long term support of an InnoDB based database environment. If you've ever wanted to learn more about InnoDB but didn't want to sit down with a formidably large or dry read, then the Instant InnoDB  is your ideal companion.

"Instant InnoDB" guides you expertly through the initial setup and system requirements for getting up and running with a simple environment that can be used for the development and testing of the InnoDB engine.

After an in-depth look at basic and advanced configuration settings we delve into the internals of InnoDB that allow it to handle Multi-Version Concurrency Control and ACID transaction compliance. We will then dig deeper into advanced topics, such as memory buffer tuning methods and transaction log file handling. We'll then cover typical approaches and solutions to monitoring the database and reporting on operational states.

By the end of the Instant InnoDB , we will have covered the common approaches to troubleshooting and error handling, as well as providing you with solutions to the most common architectural, administrative, and engineering related situations that arise when working with the InnoDB database engine.

  • Learn something new in an Instant! A short, fast, focused guide delivering immediate results.
  • Detailed and in-depth explanation of configuration and tuning parameters, in addition to troubleshooting and performance analysis methods
  • Learn how to optimize InnoDB with static and dynamic configuration parameters
  • Learn how to measure, analyse, and load test InnoDB workloads
Page Count 88
Course Length 2 hours 38 minutes
ISBN 9781849687492
Date Of Publication 1 Feb 2013


Matt Reid

Matt Reid is a Systems Architect and Engineer who has focused his career on helping corporations solve large scale computing challenges. He is experienced in a wide range of Internet architectures ranging from global application load balancing to database clusters designed for serving millions of concurrent users. His career has included work with geographically-distributed application and database environments, enterprise analytics and monitoring, database performance tuning, disaster recovery architectures, enterprise application programming, as well as systems infrastructure automation. He has worked and consulted for a multitude of companies including Riot Games, Adobe Software, British Sky Broadcasting, AdMob, Business Objects/SAP, OpSource, Arc90, Mattel, and NTT Communications. Matt currently functions as the CTO and Engineering Architect for his consulting company MobileAxiom. His current projects include infrastructure automation engineering for the video game League of Legends, working on the global VPN architecture for startup Virtual Private Internet, and maintaining several open source projects for the MySQL community.