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Simple Automation - Examining your MySQL Index Usage

I have a new article posted on the Database Journal...

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In the majority of MySQL systems, the schema is always updated and changed based on the needs and focus of the application, making it somewhat difficult to keep up with all of the changes that come down the pipe.


Knowing how to index a schema based on the queries using the system is a great skill to have. In the majority of the systems I have worked on, the schema is always updated and changed based on the needs and focus of the application. That said, it can be somewhat difficult to keep up with all of the changes that come down the pipe, especially if there are many changes every week. To help identify the indexes that are being used there are a few tools out there to help. One of the best resides in the MAAKIT called, mk-index-usage.

To see the full article on the Database Journal please click here.

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