Hieu Nguyen

Book review - High Performance MySQL

Sep 2 2018



- Pages: 2025
- Author:  Baron Schwartz, Peter Zaitsev, Vadim Tkachenko
- Publisher: O'Reilly


High Performance MySQL is a great book which talk not only about MySQL, but also database in general. It shows you the ways to make your MySQL database more performance, and help you understand why and how it can be more performance in those ways. Along the way, it explains a lot of database concepts, which helps understanding other databases as well.

However, some of the information in the book is outdated (the third version only covers up to MySQL 5.5), so you should probably check your current version manual to make sure about some MySQL functionality.

Table of contents:


  • Normal text: can be skipped
  • Italic text: should at least skim through
  • Bold text: should read carefully