How To Measure MySQL Query Performance with mysqlslap

Introduction MySQL comes with a handy little diagnostic tool called mysqlslap that’s been around since version 5.1.4. It’s a benchmarking tool that can help DBAs and developers load test their database servers. mysqlslap can emulate a large number of client connections hitting the database server at the same time. The load testing parameters are fully […]

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How do I… Stress test MySQL with mysqlslap?

The mysqlslap utility makes it possible to benchmark and compare MySQL performance on different hardware, as well as accurately quantify the effect of a change in database design. This tutorial shows how you can use mysqlslap to run tests involving multiple clients, custom queries, different table engines, and much more.

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macOS Boot Option Cheatsheet

To access some specialized Mac features you’ll need to hold down one or more keys during startup. If you’re having trouble with your Mac, this can be a great way to troubleshoot and analyze your options. To use any of these boot keys, hold down the listed key combo as soon as you press your […]

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macOS High Sierra Supplemental Update Released for Mac Users

Apple has released the first supplemental update to macOS High Sierra 10.13, complete with bug fixes, improvements, and security fixes. General release notes accompanying the supplemental update suggests the release includes improvements to stability, reliability, and security. Specifically, the update is said to “improve installer robustness” (it is unclear if this addresses the issue where […]

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