Tutorial delivered at Percona MySQL Conference Live London 2013.
It doesn't matter what new SSD technologies appear, or what are the latest breakthroughs in flushing algorithms: the number one cause for MySQL applications being slow is poor execution plan of SQL queries. While the latest GA version provided a huge amount of transparent optimizations -specially for JOINS and subqueries- it is still the developer's responsibility to take advantage of all new MySQL 5.6 features.
In this tutorial we will propose the attendants a sample PHP application with bad response time. Through practical examples, we will suggest step-by-step strategies to improve its performance, including:
* Checking MySQL & InnoDB configuration
* Internal (performance_schema) and external tools for profiling (pt-query-digest)
* New EXPLAIN tools
* Simple and multiple column indexing
* Covering index technique
* Index condition pushdown
* Batch key access
* Subquery optimization