Monitoring number of SQL queries in MySQL

I have created a new application in Grails and surprisingly, in production environment it was slower than on my laptop. Production administrator found that my application generate too many SQL queries. The delay was caused by network latency. So, I had to find a way how to monitor number of SQL queries on MySQL server.

For monitoring of the current session, there is a handy command:

show status where variable_name='Com_select'

For monitoring of all the sessions, there is a switch:

show global status where variable_name='Com_select'

All variables could be listed by

show status 


  1. You know, the thing about SQL is, that there is virtually nothing that can replace it.

    Does anyone know if a substitute exists for sql? I mean besides MS SQL and Oracle and all that jazz. Thanks.

  2. Depends on the stuff you are trying to do and on the way you store the data. For relational databases there is an alternative in QBL. But there are also hierarchical models, network models, datalog etc.

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