Decoupling Statement Digests From Performance Schema
MySQL Statement Digests are a feature originally introduced as part of the MySQL Performance Schema in MySQL 5.6 to aggregate statement statistics based on the normalized statements executed within the server (for additional info, see here).
Statement Digests were previously only available as a part of the MySQL Performance Schema. In other words, they were only available when Performance Schema was enabled in a running MySQL Server. Now, from the MySQL 5.7.4 DMR on, this Statement Digest feature has been made available irrespective of the Performance Schema.
Why This Is Important
This change allows other MySQL Server Components and Plugins to make use of Statement Digests without being dependent on the Performance Schema configuration. One example of this is the new MySQL Query Rewrite plugin (available in the MySQL 5.7.6 DMR).
Some Additional Notes
There is no change in Performance Schema itself and it still works as it did before with regards to statement aggregation and summary information. All we’ve done is move the Statement Digest functionality to the SQL layer so that it can be used for features unrelated to Performance Schema.
The following MySQL Server options and status variables remain valid and unchanged within the Performance Schema context:
We also added a new
max_digest_length MySQL Server option in order to provide greater flexibility in the behavior of Statement Digests. For more details on this new option, please see my previous post on the topic.
As always, THANK YOU for using MySQL!