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

Oracle

Dave is the MySQL Community Manager for Oracle and previously was the MySQL Certification manager for MySQL AB. 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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