Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Better MySQL Security and Administration

With the recent cyber attacks and breaches with data from large organizations including Sony, is your MySQL data safe? What are the best practices for securing and administering your MySQL environment? In this presentation we will cover the essential steps for better MySQL security. We will also cover the different installation and administration tasks necessary to ensure your data is managed.

Presenter: Ronald Bradford
Schedule: Insight Out DB Showcase. October 2011 Tokyo, Japan

Reasons to use MySQL 5.5

There are a number of significant new features in MySQL 5.5 including semi-synchronous replication, SIGNAL and RESIGNAL, the PERFORMANCE_SCHEMA, additional STATUS variables, new partitioning options, different default storage engine, better UTF8 support and removal of deprecated functions just to list key considerations.

However some of the performance improvements are worth the investment of time. For a high concurrency InnoDB environment one new configuration alone can provide a 50% improvement in performance. Other settings can help in the reduction of downward spikes in performance due to internal InnoDB disk management. Some new configuration settings are off by default. See the actual benefits of these new features and what you should be using to maximize your database performance.

Presenter: Ronald Bradford
Schedule: Effective MySQL Meetup York. June 2011 New York

MyISAM

MyISAM is the default storage engine of MySQL until version 5.5. This engine is an implementation of the well defined database storage ISAM architecture and has been available since MySQL 3.x.

Key features
• Non transactional
• Fast insert rate
• Btree based indexes
• Supports FULLTEXT index
• 16k data pages
• 4k index pages

Limitations
• Does not support transactions
• Table level locking on DML and DDL statements
• Not crash safe
• Relies on File System level cache to cache data pages

Important Parameters
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