MariaDB Performance & Tuning

3 Day Course
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This MariaDB Performance & Tuning course is designed for Database Administrators, Application Developers and Technical Consultants who need to monitor and tune the performance of MariaDB servers and databases.

The course provides practical experience in monitoring and tuning MariaDB servers and databases.

This course does not cover clustering (other than at an overview level), replication or non-standard storage engines.


The delegate will learn and acquire skills as follows:

  • Developing a monitoring and tuning plan
  • Using monitoring and diagnostic tools
  • Using the Information Schema and Show commands to collect data for tuning
  • Understanding normalization and de-normalization and their effect on performance
  • Performance tuning tools
  • Using load generation, stress testing and benchmarking tools
  • Using server configuration and status variables
  • Understanding the output from the Explain command
  • Identifying and improving problem queries
  • Making efficient use of indexes
  • Monitoring and sizing memory caches
  • Monitoring locks
  • Tuning the InnoDB storage engine
  • Tuning other standard storage engines
  • Comparing and tuning dump and load performance
  • Evaluating the use of partitioning for performance

Target Audience

Anyone who wishes to monitor and tune MariaDB performance.

Additional Information

  • Course technical content is subject to change without notice.
  • Course content is structured as sessions, this does not strictly map to course timings. Concepts, content and practicals often span sessions.

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Introduction to Performance Tuning (10 topics)

  • Tuning Overview
  • Tuning Levels
  • Resolving Performance Issues
  • Recommended Approach to Tuning
  • Items to Evaluate
  • Where to look
  • Planning a Monitoring Routine
  • Building a New Database for Performance
  • Tuning an Existing Database
  • Setting Suitable Goals

MariaDB Performance Tuning Tools (7 topics)

  • Administration Tools
  • The Information Schema
  • Performance-related SHOW Commands
  • Benchmarking Tools
  • The MariaDB Performance Schema
  • MonYog
  • Exercises: Obtaining Performance Information

Schema Design (9 topics)

  • Normalisation
  • De-normalisation
  • Naming Conventions
  • Load Generation, Stress Testing and Benchmarking Tools
  • Selecting Data Types
  • Data Types
  • Character Sets
  • Choosing Storage Engines
  • Exercises: Effects of Design on Performance

Statement Tuning (6 topics)

  • Overview of Statement Tuning
  • Identifying Problem Queries
  • The Optimizer
  • Explain
  • Explain Extended
  • Exercises: Identifying Problem Queries and Using Explain

Indexes (6 topics)

  • Index Overview
  • Index Size
  • Types of Index
  • Index Tuning
  • Indexes and Joins
  • Exercises: Indexes and Performance

Server Configuration and Monitoring (7 topics)

  • Server Configuration Variables
  • Server Status Variables
  • Table Cache
  • Multi-Threading
  • Connection Issues
  • Query Cache
  • Exercises: Setting and Interpreting Server Variables and Caching

Locking (4 topics)

  • Types of Locking
  • Locking and Storage Engines
  • Effects of Locking on Performance
  • Exercises: Locking and Performance

The InnoDB Engine (8 topics)

  • Transactions
  • Crash Recovery
  • Locking
  • Monitoring InnoDB
  • Caches and Buffers
  • Configuring Data Files
  • Configuring the Log Files
  • Exercises: InnoDB Configuration and Performance

Other Storage Engines (11 topics)

  • MyISAM Engine
  • Merge Engine
  • Archive Engine
  • Memory Engine
  • Blackhole Engine
  • CSV Engine
  • The Spider Engine
  • The ColumnStore Engine
  • The MyRocks Engine
  • Mixing Storage Engines
  • Exercises: Storage Engine Performance

Overview of Clustering and Performance (10 topics)

  • Advantages Performance Advantages of Clustering
  • Performance Issues and Clustering
  • The NDBCluster Engine
  • The Galera Cluster
  • The Percona XtraDB Cluster
  • MySQL InnoDB Cluster
  • The Federated Engine
  • The FederatedX Engine
  • Overview of Other High Availability Techniques
  • NOSQL and Mencached Overview

Dumping and Loading Data (4 topics)

  • SQL statements versus delimited data
  • Parameters affecting dump performance
  • Parameters affecting load performance
  • Exercises: Dump and load performance

Partitioned Tables (8 topics)

  • Partitioned tables concepts
  • Range partitioning
  • Hash partitioning
  • Key partitioning
  • List partitioning
  • Composite partitioning or subpartitioning
  • Partition Pruning
  • Exercises: Partitioned Table Performance


Delegates must have a working knowledge of MariaDB Database Administration or MySQL Database Administration.

This course is run on a Linux operating system, a basic knowledge of UNIX/Linux is recommended but is not essential.

Additional Learning

The courses below may help you meet the knowledge level required to take this course.

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