February 24-26, 2021
Online, Timezone GMT-5

MySQL Histograms versus Indexes

Nobody complains when the database is too fast. Those in search of ever faster queries will use indexed to speed them. But indexes have overhead and improper understanding of their technology can actually make things slower. Histograms are another technique that can be useful but they do not work for all types of data. This session will cover which to use when and help you understand why each has its place in the MySQL optimizer.

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Dave Stokes


Dave is a Technology Evangelist for Percona Corporation His background includes anti-submarine warfare, retail data collection, neural networks, device drivers, and too many databases. He lives in Texas with the mandated hound dog and pickup truck.

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