Baron Schwartz

Baron Schwartz
CEO, VividCortex

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Baron is the lead author of High Performance MySQL 2nd edition, and creator of Maatkit. He blogs at Xaprb. Baron is the Director of Consulting at Percona, a firm that helps customers build high-performance applications with open-source software stacks such as LAMP.

Sessions

Baron Schwartz (VividCortex), Morgan Tocker (Percona, Inc.)
Average rating: ****.
(4.33, 18 ratings)
This tutorial focuses on the diagnostic tools you can turn to when confronted with an unexplained performance problem. Tools explained include iostat, vmstat, and mk-query-digest. The emphasis is on practical usage under pressure, and less on performance theory. Read more.
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Location: Ballroom G
Bill Schuler (Percona, Inc.), Baron Schwartz (VividCortex)
Have you heard the buzz about Percona's enhancements to MySQL? What about XtraDB, Percona's high-performance storage engine based on InnoDB? Come learn what all the fuss is about. In this session you'll learn about these and other open-source projects, and you'll get a preview of the exciting roadmap for their future. Read more.
Baron Schwartz (VividCortex)
Average rating: ****.
(4.27, 11 ratings)
MySQL's EXPLAIN output is rich with information, but can be difficult to understand. This session helps EXPLAIN make sense by showing how it reveals the server's estimated query execution plan. Read more.
Baron Schwartz (VividCortex)
Average rating: ****.
(4.12, 8 ratings)
Are you interested in splitting your application's reads and writes, so writes go to the master and SELECT queries go to slaves? This session is for you. Learn common patterns, pitfalls, and solutions. Read more.
Baron Schwartz (VividCortex)
Average rating: ****.
(4.25, 4 ratings)
This session shows you how to get rich historical data about your MySQL server's performance and usage with the open-source Cacti graphing tool. Best of all, it's easy, open-source, and free -- so you can stop flying blind. Read more.
Baron Schwartz (VividCortex)
A frequently asked question is "can you explain what's different between XtraDB and [MySQL, MariaDB, InnoDB, OurDelta]?" This talk explains. No brain cells will be harmed by listening to this talk.
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