Michael Kruckenberg, Jay Pipes
If you’re already an intermediate or advanced MySQL user, then Pro MySQL is an ideal book for you. One of the first books to cover MySQL 5 in depth, this book functions as a comprehensive guide to the array of features available with the new version. Clustering, replication, transactions, and subqueries are just a few of the topics you'll encounter inside.
Pro MySQL foregoes the usual reiteration of basics that you'll find in other books, instead concentrating on advanced MySQL 5 applications in enterprise environments. Further, this book doubles as a quick reference guide for configuration directives, commands, and features.