Many problems can impact database performance, expert says
Friday, May 25, 2012
Companies using the MySQL platform may experience several issues that can significantly impact database performance. InfoWorld's Baron Schwartz recently offered businesses several tips to ensure they avoid such headaches.
For one, he encouraged organizations to identify the scalability concerns associated with MySQL.
"Parallel processes that must halt for something serialized to take place are inherently limited in their scalability," Schwartz explained. "Likewise, if the parallel processes need to chat with each other all the time to coordinate their work, they limit each other."
Many companies focus too heavily on configuring their MySQL deployments, which Schwartz noted can result in several issues resulting in a shortage of memory, database crashes and poor performance if workloads become too large.
The writer concluded that organizations should avoid applications that paginate because they can seriously impact databases.
Businesses looking to maintain proper database performance levels are also encouraged by experts to write proper code, according to Gamasutra's by Ted Spence. Companies should track the most frequent functions and optimize them so they are not utilized as often.