How to Stop Hating MySQL

At LISA 2008, I gave a presentation entitled "How to Stop Hating MySQL: Fixing Common Mistakes and Myths".

The presentation slides can be downloaded as a PDF at:

http://technocation.org/files/doc/stophatingmysql.pdf

View the video online at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DylLYQlzuKo (or watch it at the bottom of this page).

Here are some notes and links I referred to:

Technocation, Inc containing free videos, a MySQL podcast (currently on hiatus) and blog posts about MySQL.

Why you want to switch to MySQL 5.1

How MySQL Uses Memory

Query Cache Configuration

EXPLAIN manual page

EXPLAIN cheatsheet