February 29 - March 2, 2012
Montreal, Canada

MySQL -- using EXPLAIN to perfect your queries

EXPLAIN is a misunderstood tool for optimizing SQL queries. But not all full table scans are bad and not all indexes speed access. This session is an introduction to using EXPLAIN to improve MySQL performance and help you write better SQL queries.

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Dave Stokes


Dave Stokes is a MySQL Community Manager for Oracle. Previously he was the MySQL Certification Manager for MySQL AB and SUN. He has worked for companies ranging alphabetically from the American Heart Association to Xerox and work ranging from Anti-submarine warfare to web developer. He is the author of MySQL & JSON - A Practical Programming Guide, now in it is in its second edition

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