Cary Millsap: Thinking Clearly about PerformanceMon, Feb 22, 2010 in Commentary Databases Open Source
Cary Millsap has a concise, readable paper on performance. Anyone involved in database performance optimization should read it. Cary’s writing has heavily influenced the mk-query-digest tool for analyzing MySQL/PostgreSQL/Memcached/HTTP query performance, and I think you’ll get a lot more from mk-query-digest if you read this paper – and you should also read his book, reviewed here. It’s one of the top books on my Essential Books List.