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: Frank Close Publisher: Oxford University Press Pages: 416 ISBN: 978-0199593507 Aimed at: Technically minded general readers Rating: 4.5 Pros: Enjoyable and thought-provoking read Cons: Sometime long-winded, could benefit from a good edit Reviewed by: Mike James
Author: Timothy Warner Publisher: Que Pages: 384 ISBN: 978-0789751560 Audience: Beginners and beyond; an enjoyable approach for anyone keen on hardware and software. Rating: 4.5 Reviewer: Harry Fairhead