MySQL continues to gain popularity as the data platform for many critical business applications. As the most widely used open-source database, MySQL provides database services for many on-premises and cloudbased applications. MySQL performance is critical. Performance tuning MySQL depends on a number of factors, and businesses are always looking for ways to tweak the database to gain added performance. Some of the tips here are basic and some are more technical, but all need to be considered and implemented for optimal MySQL database performance.