MySQL Performance Tuning

Datasync Consulting is a leading database consultancy company in Australia. We have assembled an expert MySQL Performance Tuning team to assist clients to maximise the business value they derive from MySQL databases.

MySQL is an advanced and flexible Open Source SQL database made popular as part of the LAMP software stack. Today we receive many requests to help with online websites which include MySQL and are growing at dramatic rates. Datasync’s MySQL Performance Tuning service focuses on establishing the issues currently faced by a business and utilises a business value based remediation of the system. We know that tuning must return value to a business, for example, it may allow a capital based hardware upgrade to be deferred by 12 months. As such, we offer highly skilled consultants to work through the problems and solutions with our clients, to build and implement a roadmap to performance levels that matter to their business.

Our Approach

Our tuning approach focuses on gaining a holistic understanding of the MySQL performance tuning issue and desired performance outcome. With this understood and linked to the agreed business outcome, our highly experienced consultants will then work to verify and analyse the cause of the performance issue whilst keeping all parties informed. Drawing upon their own knowledge and that of the whole practice, our consultants will build options for the business owners to consider and, where appropriate, establish work-around solutions to ensure performance is restored in the short term while longer term solutions can be enabled.

MySQL SQL Performance Tuning

For many customers the immediate issue is the performance of SQL statements running within their application. Working with the application developers, Datasync’s MySQL performance tuning team are able to assist in identifying poor-performing SQL and developing queries and practices to improve the responsiveness of the application. In many situations this involves using our understanding of modern programming techniques to look for holistic answers that exploit the database and application technology.

MySQL Performance Tuning Results

At Datasync we have completed a number of MySQL Performance Tuning engagements which have greatly improved the value gained from our clients’ systems. In some instances we also helped our clients understand the cause of performance issues and provided guidance on where best to invest. For other clients it has simply been helping them to understand if an issue is not MySQL. Some of the results are:

  • Reduce screen response times to significantly decrease external customer complaint rates
  • Reduce online shopping processing times to ensure sales are completed under peak loads
  • Reduce CPU usage to a level that allows a reduction in server costs