Visualize This! MySQL Tools That Explain Queries

In this blog post, I want to go over some of the day-to-day MySQL tools and methods DBAs use to analyze queries and visualize “what is going on?” I won’t be going into the nitty-gritty details of each of these tools, I just want to introduce you to them and show you what they look …


Using JSON with MySQL 5.7–compatible Amazon Aurora

What’s the big deal about JSON support in MySQL 5.7? MySQL 5.6 supports numeric, date and time, string (character and byte) types, and spatial data types. Although this is a broad set of supported types, these primitive data types can limit your flexibility to evolve an application. If you use MySQL 5.6, you have two …


All Application Languages Can Access Db2 z/OS

Almost all application languages can use Db2 for z/OS. It surprises me when discussing the Db2 interfaces with management, architects, application managers and developers that they are not aware of wide variety, new languages and interfaces available to Db2 for z/OS and Db2 LUW. Below is only a partial list of some of the newest …