Oracle Database Replay
Database Replay allows you to record workloads on one database system then replay them exactly as they happened on another system. How does this help you?
MariaDB VS MySQL
You may not yet have heard about MariaDB but you might want to take the time to learn about it...
The Importance of Database Statistics
To ensure proper database performance you must make certain that the statistics are up-to-date to reflect the proper amount and distribution of data within the tables and indexes. By doing this, your database optimizer has the information it needs to make the proper decision on the cost of each query...
MySQL GUI Tools
...there is no shortage of tools which can make your job as database administrator and/or developer much easier.
In an attempt to try to narrow down the field, I've included some notes and impressions of some of the top MySQL GUI tools...