Connector/J Performance Gems

Mark Matthews (Oracle)
Java, Performance Tuning and Benchmarks
Location: Ballroom F
Average rating: ****.
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Connector/J has nearly 200 configuration options. Many of them affect performance. While the options are documented, many aren’t shown alongside the use cases they apply to. Out of the box, Connector/J is configured with the principle of least surprise, and is JDBC-compliant, and provides a pretty genericized view of MySQL.

In this session, the author of Connector/J will show attendees how to wring that last little bit of performance out of their Java applications deployed on MySQL by not using the out-of-the-box configuration. Topics covered will include:

  • Load balancing and load splitting
  • Bulk data loading
  • Automatic Batch DML rewriting
  • Configurations that approach the edge of safety, but that are useful for those few % points of performance
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Mark Matthews

Oracle

Mark Matthews is the maintainer of MySQL’s JDBC driver, and is an architect for the MySQL Enterprise Tool team at Sun Microsystems.

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Jens Wessling
04/21/2009 1:51pm PDT

Great session. Very helpful! I wish I had known this stuff years ago. Thanks!

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