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SELECTand Other Statements [+/-]
optimizer_switchto Control the Optimizer
MyISAMIndex Statistics Collection
Optimization is a complex task because ultimately it requires understanding of the entire system to be optimized. Although it may be possible to perform some local optimizations with little knowledge of your system or application, the more optimal you want your system to become, the more you must know about it.
This chapter explains different ways to optimize MySQL and provides examples. Remember, however, that there are always additional ways to make the system even faster, although they may require increasing effort to achieve.