Although concerns about ownership and security persist, many companies have embraced cloud services and are reaping substantial financial rewards as a result. Rob Gravelle describes the different cloud database categories, and shows us how to configure an Amazon RDS MySQL database.
To err is human, or so the saying goes. Unfortunately, in the world of IT, innocuous mistakes made early on can lead to really daunting problems down the road. In this article, Rob Gravelle goes over a few of the most common DBA mistakes to avoid. Some of these relate specifically to MySQL, while others may be applicable to any RDBMS.
It’s been said that one of the drawbacks to normalization to the third form (3NF) is more cumbersome data extraction due to the greater number of tables. These require careful linking via JOIN clauses. Improper table joining can easily result in erroneous results or even in the dreaded Cartesian Product. In today’s article, Rob Gravelle explores how table joins are achieved in MySQL.
Rob Gravelle demonstrates a sure-fire way to calculate how much disk space your MySQL data entities are taking up.
In this follow-up to Beyond the LIKE Operator: Advanced Pattern Matching with MySQL, Rob Gravelle shows how to use the REGEXP operator to match alphanumeric characters, explores the role of meta-characters, and compares standard regular expression syntax to that of MySQL.
Inserting and updating table contents with data from other tables and/or views within the same database need not be a nail-biting ordeal. Rob Gravelle shares some common Insert and Update tasks to help avoid any problems.
MySQL introduced the SIGNAL and RESIGNAL statements in version 5.5 to allow you to raise your own error conditions from stored procedures, triggers, and events. Rob Gravelle demonstrates how to utilize both.