A Guide to MySQL HeatWave

Isabel Clifton 14-Jun-2024 13:47:49
A Guide to MySQL HeatWave

In today's data-driven world, making real-time decisions is critical for success. However, traditional databases can struggle to keep up with the ever-increasing volume and velocity of data. That's where MySQL Heatwave comes in.


Understanding MySQL HeatWave

MySQL has become the world’s most popular open-source database due to its reliability, high performance, and ease of use. It powers some of the world’s most trafficked websites, including Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn, as well as enterprise-grade applications at various global corporations.

MySQL HeatWave provides a single database platform that adapts and scales as workloads grow and become more complex. From optimising transactions and achieving real-time analytics to building a data lakehouse and accelerating Machine Learning initiatives, it eliminates the process of moving data between different systems and offers flexible deployment options (OCI, AWS, Azure, within the end user’s data centre, or hybrid).


MySQL HeatWave: Advanced Features

Machine Learning

MySQL HeatWave gives you the ability to build, train, deploy, and understand Machine Learning models directly within the database, all at no extra cost. This eliminates the need to move data to a separate service, keeping your information secure. MySQL HeatWave seamlessly integrates with HeatWave Lakehouse, allowing you to leverage in-database Machine Learning on data residing both in MySQL and the object store.

This translates to faster ML projects, enhanced data security, and reduced overall costs. Building, training and deploying models can be done by running routines in SQL, meaning you don't have to be an expert when utilising MySQL HeatWave's accessible Machine Learning capabilities.

MySQL Autopilot

MySQL Autopilot leverages workload-aware Machine Learning to automatically optimise performance and scalability, eliminating the need for database tuning expertise. This not only boosts developer and DBA productivity but also minimises human error.  Along with MySQL HeatWave Machine Learning solutions, every time you run a query, Autopilot learns how to optimise this query, increasing its execution speed.

By automating critical tasks like provisioning, data loading, query execution, and failure handling, MySQL Autopilot ensures high query performance at scale – all at no extra cost for MySQL HeatWave users.

MySQL HeatWave Lakehouse

With MySQL HeatWave Lakehouse, you can query massive datasets (up to half a petabyte!) stored in various formats (CSV, Parquet, Avro, and even database exports) directly within the object store. This powerful engine handles all the processing, enabling you to leverage HeatWave's speed for non-MySQL workloads alongside your existing data.

MySQL HeatWave Lakehouse eliminates the need for complex ETL processes across cloud services. It provides a single, unified platform for transactional processing, real-time analytics across data warehouses and data lakes, and Machine Learning – all within MySQL HeatWave.


MySQL HeatWave: Competitive Advantage

MySQL HeatWave is the only cloud service with a real-time query accelerator that enables database admins and app developers to run OLTP, OLAP, and Machine Learning workloads directly inside their MySQL database.

MySQL HeatWave is:

  • 5400x faster and 2/3 the cost of Amazon RDS
  • 1400x faster and 1/2 the cost of Amazon Aurora
  • 6.8X faster and 1/2 the cost of Amazon Redshift with AQUA
  • 6.8x faster and 1/5 the cost of Snowflake


MySQL HeatWave with DSP

As a trusted Oracle Partner with expertise in MySQL, we can certify that you are in safe and specialist hands. Our expert end-to-end Oracle Cloud capabilities at DSP mean we can seamlessly migrate your database to MySQL HeatWave, saving you time and effort. As well as executing a flawless migration to MySQL HeatWave, your company can also benefit from round-the-clock support and consultancy to maintain and manage your MySQL database, ensuring your database remains secure and appropriately monitored.

Check out how we can help you start your MySQL HeatWave journey with a MySQL Migration, as well as offering 24/7 support with our MySQL Consultancy and MySQL Managed Services.

Have any questions? Get in touch with a MySQL expert today: enquiries@dsp.co.uk

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