Server bottlenecks and failures are a fact of life in any database deployment, but they don't have to bring everything to a halt. MySQL has several features that can help you protect your system from outages. Written by engineers who designed many of the tools covered, this book reveals undocumented or hard-to-find aspects of MySQL reliability and high availability.
Author: Charles Bell, Mats Kindahl and Lars Thalmann Publisher: O'Reilly Date: April 28, 2014 Pages: 762 ISBN: 978-1449339586
High Performance MySQL 3rd Edition (O'Reilly, 2012)
Authors: Baron Schwartz, Peter Zaitsev & Vadim Tkachenko Pages: 828 ISBN: 978-1449314286 Aimed at: MySQL DBAs, but useful for developers too Rating: 5 Pros: Really strong technical tips and discussions Cons: Some topics could benefit from more detailed discussion Reviewed by: Kay Ewbank
Author: Tim O'Reilly & Sarah Milstein Publisher: O'Reilly, 2011 Pages: 256 ISBN: 978-1449314200 Aimed at: New and existing Twitter users Rating: 4 Pros: Plenty of screenshots makes advice easy to follow Cons: Doesn't cover API; nothing for developers Reviewed by: Sue Gee
Author: Fabio Claudio Ferracchiati, Emanuele Garofalo Publisher: Apress Pages: 368 ISBN: 978-1430233718 Aimed at: mostly Silverlight programmers Rating: 3 Pros: Lots of code. Cons: More like a set of examples than recipes. Reviewed by: Harry Fairhead