MySQL Administration and Development

Course Description

MySQL is the open source community's most popular Relational Database Management System (RDBMS) offering, and is a key part of LAMP Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP/Perl/Python. Many Fortune 500 companies adopt MySQL to reap the benefits of an open source, platform-independent RDMS, such as simplifying conversion from other platforms and lowering database Total Cost of Ownership by 90%. This class encourages the student to explore database fundamentals, as well as MySQL features. Students learn the basics of MySQL use and the programming of stored routines and triggers. Students also participate in database design discussions, perform administrative functions, learn about optimization and performance tuning, and explore various APIs. This course covers MySQL 5.5.
4 Days
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Prior experience installing software and programming in any language, such as HTML, is recommended but not required.

Course Introduction

Course Objectives
Course Overview
Using the Workbook
Suggested References

Introduction to Database Concepts and MySQL

Features of a Relational Database
Where does SQL Fit in?
Database Access
Why MySQL?
The History of MySQL

Installation, Configuration, and Upgrading

MySQL Software
MySQL Software Features
Preparing to Install MySQL
Available Client Software
After the Download
Configuring the Server
Starting the Server
The Initial User Accounts
Verifying Server Operation
Copying a Database between Architectures
Environment Variables

Database Design

Developing the Design of a Database
Database Entities
The Primary Key
Foreign Key Relationships
Data Models and Normalization
Second Normal Form (2NF)
Third Normal Form (3NF) and Beyond
Translating a Data Model into a Database Design

The mysql Command-Line Tool

Running the mysql Client
Customizing the mysql Prompt
mysql Commands
Using the Help Command
Some Useful mysql Options
Working with a Database
Examining Table Definitions
Other SHOW Options

DDL – Data Definition Language

DDL & DML Overview
Building Table Definitions
Column Definitions
Numeric Datatypes
ENUM and SET Types
Date and Time Datatypes
UNIQUE Constraints
Primary Keys
Modifying Tables
Foreign Keys
Renaming and Dropping Tables

DML – Data Manipulation Language

DDL & DML Overview
Data Values: Numbers
Data Values: Strings
Working with NULL Values
Bulk Loading of Data
Bulk Data Format
Working with Special Values in Bulk Data
Adding New Table Rows with INSERT
Copying Rows
Removing Table Rows
InnoDB: Using Transactional Processing
Locking Tables

Queries – The SELECT Statement

SELECT Syntax Summary
Choosing Data Sources and Destinations for SELECT
Presentation of Table Data with SELECT
Being Selective about Which Rows are Displayed
User-Defined Variables
Expressions and Functions
Control Flow Operators and Functions
Function Names
Comparison Operators and Functions
String Functions
Numeric Operators and Functions
Date and Time Functions
Forcing Data Interpretation
Miscellaneous Functions

Building a Result Set from Several Sources

Combining Data from Two Tables
Using WHERE to Choose Matching Rows
Multiple Tables, Fields, Joins, and Ordering
SELECT * and USING Columns

Advanced SQL Techniques

MySQL Pattern Matching
Multipliers, Anchors, and Grouping
Subquery Comparisons and Quantifiers
Other Subqueries
Subquery Alternatives and Restrictions
InnoDB Multi-Table Updates and Deletes
Building a VIEW
Updatable VIEWs

MySQL Storage Engines

Storage Engine Overview
Other Storage Engine Types
The Basics of Commonly Used Storage Engines
MyISAM Limits and Features
MyISAM Data File Format
InnoDB and Hardware Limitations
InnoDB Shared Tablespace Configuration
InnoDB Per-Table Tablespaces
InnoDB Data Management


Client Overview
Specifying Options for Command-Line Clients
Client Option Files
Checking Tables with myisamchk and mysqlchk
Using myisamchk and mysqlchk for Repairs
mysqlshow and mysqlimport
Using mysqldump
The MySQL Workbench - General
MySQL Workbench - Execution
MySQL Administration via the Workbench
Data Modeling with the Workbench
SQL Development
Third Party Tools

Administering a Database and Users

The Server-Side Programs
Starting the MySQL Server
Using SET for Server Options
Table Management
Server Log Files
Backup and Restore
Miscellaneous Functions
User Account Management
Understanding User Privileges
User Account Rights Management
User Account Privileges
Managing Access to the Database Environment

Database Programmability

Stored Routines: Basic Concepts
Routine Creation and Use
Flow Control Statement
Writing Blocks of Code
Stored Routines, Triggers, and the Binary Log
Prepared Statements

Optimization and Performance Tuning

Hardware Limitations
Optimizing the MySQL Servers Interaction with the External World
Adjusting the MySQL Server Configuration
Optimizing Your Database
Table Partitioning
Optimizing Queries
The Use of Indexes to Support Queries
Thinking about JOIN Queries
Query Sorts, Indexes, and Short Circuiting
Some General Optimizations
Optimizations Specific to MyISAM
Optimizations Specific to InnoDB

MySQL Programming Interfaces

Database Application Architectures
Connecting MySQL to ODBC
Connecting MySQL to MS/Office and MS/Access
Connecting to MySQL from Perl
Programming Perl to MySQL
Connecting to MySQL from PHP
Programming PHP to MySQL