Aveek Das
CloudFormation Template on AWS Console

Spinning up MySQL instances on RDS using CloudFormation Templates

April 20, 2021 by

In this article, we are going to discuss how to set up a MySQL instance on AWS RDS using Cloud Formation templates. In my previous article, How to configure an Amazon RDS environment for MySQL, I have provided a detailed walkthrough of how to set up a MySQL instance on Amazon. You can use the AWS console to provide all the information required for setting up the instance and then use it. However, in this article, we will discuss an automated way of achieving the same functionalities using Cloud Formation templates.

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Nisarg Upadhyay
CASE expression in ORDER BY exmple

Learn MySQL: Control Flow functions

March 19, 2021 by

In this article, we are going to learn about the most common control flow functions. The control flow function evaluates the condition specified in it. The output generated by them can be a true, false, static value or column expression. We can use the control flow functions in the SELECT, WHERE, ORDER BY, and GROUP BY clause. Following are the most common functions:

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Frank Solomon
A CTE WHERE clause filter, that keeps the indicated rows and removes everything else, would really help.

MySQL Recursive Queries

March 18, 2021 by


As we lever MySQL to build database solutions, we might need to build a MySQL recursive query. In an earlier Database Journal article, I showed how to solve an integer parsing problem with SQL Server recursion. This article will show how to solve that same problem with MySQL recursion, highlighting the strong and weak points of this MySQL feature.

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Nisarg Upadhyay
Server status screen

Learn MySQL: Run multiple instances of MySQL Server on Windows 10

March 11, 2021 by

This article explains how we can run multiple instances of the MySQL Server on a single machine. In How to install MySQL database server 8.0.19 on Windows 10 article, I have explained the installation process of MySQL on windows 10. For the demonstration, I have installed MySQL 8.0.19 on my workstation. We can view the status of the MySQL Server using MySQL workbench. To view the server status, open MySQL workbench connect to the MySQL instance Click on Server Select Server Status.

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Nisarg Upadhyay
MySQL logs are enable

Learn MySQL: An overview of MySQL Binary Logs

February 9, 2021 by

In this article, we are going to learn about the concept of MySQL Binary Logs and their architecture. I am covering the following details in this article.

  1. An overview of MySQL binary logs and their architecture
  2. How to enable and disable binary logging
  3. View and change the location of the binary logs
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Rajendra Gupta
stores the content on a new page

Database Cloning in Amazon Aurora

January 11, 2021 by

Amazon Aurora provides a MySQL and PostgreSQL compatible relation database with performance and feature enhancements over the existing databases. In the previous articles, we discussed the following features. You can refer to ToC at the bottom.

  • Backtrack
  • Global Database
  • Amazon Aurora Serverless

In this article, we will cover fast database cloning and its usage for aurora databases.

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Nisarg Upadhyay
create and drop temp table: create a new temp table using select query.

Learn MySQL: Create and drop temp tables

August 18, 2020 by

In this article, we are going to learn how to create a temp table and further drop these tables. The temporary tables are session-specific tables that are created within the session. When the session closes, the table is dropped by itself. A temporary table exists within a session only; therefore, a table created by one session is not visible to another session. For example, Session ID 501 has created a temporary table then session ID 502 cannot access it or manipulate it. Two different sessions can have a temporary table with the same name.

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