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Expert MySQL by Charles A. Bell

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CHAPTER 9Database System Internals

This chapter presents some database system internals concepts in preparation for studying database system internals at a deeper level. I'll present more in-depth coverage of how queries are represented internally within the server and how queries are executed. I'll explore these topics from a more general viewpoint and then close the chapter with a discussion of how you can use the MySQL system to conduct your own experiments with the MySQL system internals. Lastly, I'll introduce the database system's internals experiment project.

Query Execution

Most database systems use either an iterative or interpretative execution strategy. Iterative methods provide ways of producing a sequence of calls available for ...

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