MySQL is a relational database management system based on SQL – Structured Query Language. The application is used for a wide range of purposes, including data warehousing, e-commerce, and logging applications. The most common use for MySQL however, is for the purpose of a web database.
With the availability of extensive documentation, developing an application around MySQL is something many developers familiar with MySQL can do. However, managing MySQL instances while ensuring their performance, availability, and security is something only competent and responsible MySQL database administrators can do with elegance.
Typical responsibilities of a MySQL Developer include:
- Constructing the MySQL database and maintaining it
- Determine how data should be organized, who should have access to different data and how it should be displayed
- Help developers to optimize queries, stored procedure and database design
- Design and develop data models and database architecture
- Handle common database procedures, such as upgrade, backup, recovery, migration, etc.
- Prepare reports for databases and customize it for specific needs
- Provide training for users of the system and provide technical support if needed
The test is designed to filter out candidates for roles like:
- Database Administrator
- MySQL Developer
- System Administrator
- DevOps Engineer
- Software Engineer