Weekly summaries of MySQL News.

MySQL News

Issue #88

Monitoring RDS MySQL Performance Metrics. A fantastic three-part series on how to monitor Amazon RDS for MySQL using Datadog.

High-Performance ACID via Modular Concurrency Control. What if you were to use different concurrency mechanisms for different transaction groupings within an application? Here, using MySQL Cluster for implementation/evaluation results in massive speed boosts.

MySQL processlist phrase book. A shortcut to fluency in MySQL processlists -- never leave home without it! Some of these phrases need more translating than you'd think....

The Case For Tagging In Time Series Data. A proposal for reevaluating the nature and use of tags in a time series database. 

1 Million SQL Queries per second: GA MariaDB 10.1 on POWER8. Want to see something really POWERful? How about one-million queries per second?

Migration of SQLite to MySQL. MySQL Workbench makes such a SQLite migration a piece of cake.

Ask the Experts: Data Architectures for Better Analytics with Amazon Redshift. Let's revisit these considerations about tactics for deploying Redshift and weighing the scenarios for doing so.

Building Out the SeatGeek Data Pipeline. A hefty amount of data requires hefty considerations for how it should all be handled.

MySQL 5.7 brings sexy back with JSON. How significant is MySQL 5.7's ability to store JSON formatted data natively? This article's title might give you a hint. 
Loading Arbitary XML documents into MySQL tables with p_load_xml. If faced with a tedious, involving, manual task, why not just make it automatic?

Jobs section

Draft Kings is looking for an experienced MySQL DBA to run the show on the database side. If interested, reach out to the recruiting manager directly at

Tumblr is looking for MySQL engineers with a strong programming background. If you want to help Jetpants hit mach speed, check out their listing here. is looking for a MySQL Database administrator to join our headquarters in Amsterdam, NL. Apply here.

GitHub is looking to hire a Database Infrastructure Engineer who wants to build, maintain and scale high impact database clusters. If you are interested, check out their listing.

The Wikimedia Foundation is looking for a DBA with advanced experience with MariaDB and/or MySQL, to work with databases related to Wikipedia and other Wikimedia projects. Find out more here.  

Thanks!  Baron & Anna  

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