Order High Performance MySQL from Amazon.com If you happen to wander by The O'Reilly and Associates web site soon, you'll notice a new book featured in the "Hot off the Press" section of the home page:

High Performance MySQL is an insider's guide to the poorly documented issues of MySQL reliability, scalability, and performance. The book gives in-depth coverage of MySQL indexing and optimization so you can make better use of these key features. You'll learn practical replication, backup, and load-balancing strategies with information that goes beyond available tools to discuss their effects in real-life environments. And you'll learn the supporting techniques you need to carry out these tasks, including advanced configuration, benchmarking, and investigating logs. Sample Chapter 7, Replication, is available free online.

In related news, I got my first physical copy of the book today. (Had I gone to work on Friday, I would have had it then like Derek did.) Over on the High Performance MySQL weblog, you can read about the first review as well as other book news as it comes in.

I'm headed to the MySQL User Conference in Orlando for the week (and I almost have my slides done too!), so blogging will probably be light and MySQL related when it happens. Hopefully the WiFi is up and running well.

O'Reilly plans to have copies available at the conference. Why not join us in Orlando and get an autographed copy? You can buy one before they're available in stores! :-)

Posted by jzawodn at April 11, 2004 11:00 PM

Reader Comments
# Sebastian Bergmann said:


Could you get me a review copy for a German IT maganzine I am writing for, please?

on April 11, 2004 11:11 PM
# Jeremy Zawodny said:

Of course. If anyone else needs a legit review copy, lemme know!

on April 11, 2004 11:18 PM
# Tom Wiebe said:

Excellent, I've been following your periodic MySQL advice for a while, can't wait to get my hands on the book.

Not sure if this is anything within your control or not, but it'd sure be nice to see O'Reilly make it available on safari.oreilly.com.

Looking at the table of contents, I'd suspect this book will get as much use as the MySQL cookbook. I've got a paper copy of that, and it's taken up a spot in my safari subscription since it's been available on there.

on April 11, 2004 11:57 PM
# Adam Trachtenberg said:

Congratuations on the book going final. I know how difficult it is to complete the final 10%. There are so many little details to coordinate and double check.

Good deal on getting it done before the MySQL Conference. I'm trying to get my new PHP 5 book done for OSCon and my head may explode in the process. :)

BTW, Tom: There's usually a short delay between the book going to press and its arrival on Safari, but I guarantee this book will make it onto Safari. Don't worry.

on April 12, 2004 12:34 AM
# Jan-Piet Mens said:

Unfortunately I'm not privvy to a free copy, so I've just pre-ordered mine at amazon.de. I'm very much looking forward to that! Congrats on your book!

on April 12, 2004 03:08 AM
# Mike Hillyer said:

Congrats Jeremy, hopefully this sells a metric ton of copies at the conference!

on April 12, 2004 08:11 AM
# Mark said:

Sweet! Congratulations. Ill be sure to leaf through it at Border's. (I cant afford a book yet! :-P)

on April 12, 2004 08:13 AM
# Michael Kruckenberg said:

Congratulations. Will be grabbing mine at the earliest possible moment in Orlando.

on April 12, 2004 09:54 AM
# Ryan said:

Excellent... dang it, I've got to wait a month before I can pick up mine :-(

on April 12, 2004 10:30 AM
# justin said:

this book is going to sell by the bucketload - i bet there's tons of people like me who are waiting for a book on some serious high-performance tips and tricks. yes - we know mysql like the back of our hands, but we're prowling around in the dark when it comes to replication and scaling. sometimes we get it right, sometimes not. this is the book i've been waiting for.

congrats on finally getting it released jeremy!

on April 12, 2004 10:46 AM
# Scott Johnson said:

Looks like it's time for me to head out to the bookstore. I had no idea that this book would be ready so soon! I can't wait to get my hands on a copy.

on April 12, 2004 11:41 AM
# Courtney said:

Congrats! Being an author is a heady feeling...

on April 12, 2004 12:27 PM
# dws said:

Congratulations. You'll soon discover one of the great mysteries of authorship. When you first open the book, whichever page you happen to look at first is guaranteed to have a typo.

on April 12, 2004 02:26 PM
# david said:

The sample chapter on replication that they/you guys picked out is pretty good. That, and i've been wondering how replication and optimization really should be done.

Almost everybody I keep in random touch with has some sort of relationship with Oreilly. Its really kind of spooky.

on April 12, 2004 03:50 PM
# said:

Congratulations, it's finally out. Guess while I'm at the conference I'll have to pick a few copies up!


on April 12, 2004 04:29 PM
# Donny said:

You really, need to make the "Forget Personal Information" button much smaller!

on April 12, 2004 04:30 PM
# Jeremy Hepler said:

I just finished reading the sample chapter on replication. Well done. I can see this book becoming standard on the desk of admins everywhere.

on April 13, 2004 06:24 AM
# George Schlossnagle said:

Congrats, finsihing a book is like having a baby!

on April 13, 2004 08:16 AM
# eyechart said:

Where are the scripts online? In the book you say that they will be available (and updated) at the www.highperformancemysql.com website. It doesn't look like that site has been updated in a while. Will the scripts from the book be available online?

on January 4, 2005 09:09 PM
# bobo newton said:

i just followed the link to the high performance sql weblog, looks like is been hijacked....

on February 16, 2005 12:47 PM
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