AnalyticDB for MySQL clusters provide the SQL diagnostics feature that allows you to search for SQL queries based on a variety of conditions (such as slow queries) and view the search results as a chart. You can also download and save the search results to your computer. This topic describes how to use the query monitoring charts and lists in SQL diagnostics.

Query monitoring charts

In the Query Monitoring Information section of the SQL Diagnostics tab, you can view the duration of queries that are executed within a specified time range to quickly locate the queries that consume the most time. 1
Note
  • Each colored bar in the chart represents a single query.
  • Different colors are used only to arbitrarily distinguish different queries from each other. The longer the colored bar, the longer the execution time consumed by the corresponding query.
  • Move the pointer over the colored bar corresponding to a query to view details such as the start time, end time, and amount of scanned data. Click Details to go to the details page of a query and view Query Properties, SQL Statement, and Execution Plan. For more information, see Use execution plans to analyze queries.
  • A maximum of 10,000 queries can be displayed in the Query Monitoring Information section. The specific information of each query is displayed in the SQL Queries section below the monitoring chart. For more information, see Query lists.
  • Only general search results of queries are displayed in the Query Monitoring Information section. For example, you can search for queries that meet the Last 5 Minutes and Top 100 Most Time-consuming Queries conditions. Advanced search in the upper-right corner of the SQL Queries tab does not affect the results displayed in the Query Monitoring Information section. For more information, see Search methods.

Query lists

Compared with query monitoring charts, query lists can display more information of SQL queries, such as specific SQL statements and source addresses. You can further filter search results by using the advanced search feature in the upper-right corner of the SQL Queries tab. This helps you find faulty queries more accurately. Advanced search results do not affect the results displayed in the query monitoring charts.
Parameter Description Instruction
Actions The Diagnose operation that allows you to view execution details such as the SQL statement, statistics, execution plan, and diagnostic results. Click Diagnose. On the page that appears, click the Execution Plan tab to analyze queries. For more information, see Use execution plans to analyze queries.
SQL The SQL statement that is executed. Click the copy icon to copy the SQL statement.
Started At The time when the query is submitted. None
Source Address The IP address that is used to connect to the client. On the Diagnostics and Optimization page, click the Connection Information tab to view the source address.
Database The name of the database that is used to connect to the client. Use the advanced search feature to search for SQL queries based on a database.
Status The execution state of the SQL statement. Valid values:
  • Completed
  • Running
  • Failed
None
Total Time The total amount of time consumed from the time when the SQL statement is submitted to the time when its execution is complete. Total time = Queuing time + Execution plan duration + Execution duration. None
Queuing Time The amount of time that the SQL statement spends in queue. It is measured from the time when the SQL statement is submitted to an access node of AnalyticDB for MySQL to the time when its execution starts. AnalyticDB for MySQL implements throttling on access nodes when large numbers of queries are concurrently executed. If the number of submitted queries is greater than or equal to the maximum number of queries that can be executed, new queries are added to the queue. They may take a long time to wait in the queue. In this case, if small amounts of computing resources are consumed, you can increase the maximum number of queries to allow more queries to be executed. For more information, see Query throttling configurations. If large amounts of computing resources are consumed, you must find slow queries and identify their causes. For more information about the access node, see Overall architecture.
Execution Plan Duration The amount of time consumed to generate an execution plan. An execution plan is generated after an SQL statement is submitted to an access node. Execution plans may take a long time to be generated due to the following reasons:
  • Complex SQL statements.
  • High resource usage on access nodes.
If a complex SQL statement is used, you can optimize the statement. For example, remove the overused joins from the statement. If an access node incurs high resource usage, you can check whether large amounts of data are returned to the client or whether large numbers of queries are concurrently executed. For more information, see Query-level diagnosis results.
Execution Duration The amount of time consumed to execute the SQL statement. Sort the displayed queries by the execution duration. Find resource-consuming queries based on the sorting results, queuing time, and execution plan duration.
Returned Data The amount of data that is returned to the client by the SELECT statement. A query that returns a large amount of data consumes a large amount of computing resources. This may affect the submission and execution of other queries. Sort the displayed queries by the amount of returned data. Find the queries that return large amounts of data based on the sorting results.
Username The name of the user that is used to connect to the client. On the Diagnostics and Optimization page, click the Connection Information tab to view the username and the number of user connections.
Peak Memory The peak memory usage of the query. AnalyticDB for MySQL executes SQL queries in stages. Dependent stages are executed in series, while independent stages are executed in parallel. This parameter indicates the peak memory usage of the query.
Scanned Data The amount of data returned from the storage layer to the computing layer. The amount of scanned data reflects the resource usage at the storage layer. If larger amounts of data are read, large amounts of disk I/O resources are consumed at the storage layer. In this case, the computing layer also requires large amounts of resources and slows down queries.
Total Stages The total number of stages generated from the query. The number of stages reflects the complexity of an SQL statement. Large numbers of stages require substantial network interactions to execute the SQL statement and consume enormous system resources. If large numbers of stages are generated from an SQL statement, you must optimize the SQL statement. For more information about the concept of stages, see Query process and execution plan.
ETL Written Rows The number of rows written to the destination table by the extract, transform, load (ETL) related query. None
The following table describes the operations that you can perform on the SQL Queries tab.
Operation Description
Download Click Download to save the query results to an Excel file. The file is automatically stored in the Last 5 Downloads drop-down list.
Note A maximum of 100,000 records can be downloaded at a time.
Last 5 Downloads Select the query result that you want to download from the Last 5 Downloads drop-down list to complete the download.
Advanced search Click Show Advanced Search and set filter conditions. For example, you can set filter conditions based on Resource Group or Source Address to further filter the query results for Query Monitoring Information.
Diagnose Click Diagnose in the Actions column to go to the details page of a query and view Query Properties, SQL Statement, and Execution Plan. For more information, see Use execution plans to analyze queries.
Note
  • The advanced search feature in the upper-right corner of the SQL Queries tab can be used to further filter general search results. Valid values of the filter conditions in the advanced search section are existing values in the general search results instead of all values in the current AnalyticDB for MySQL cluster. For more information, see Search methods.
  • If you select Running Queries for general search, only details of SQL queries that took longer than 10 seconds to complete are displayed in the search result, and the Resource Consumption Ranking column is displayed on the SQL Queries tab. A smaller value in the Resource Consumption Ranking column indicates that more CPU and memory resources are consumed by the corresponding query.
  • A maximum of 5,120 characters can be displayed in the SQL column on the SQL Queries tab. Additional characters are truncated if SQL statements exceed 5,120 characters in length. You can view complete SQL statements in the downloaded Excel file or on the SQL Statement tab of the details page of corresponding queries.