I am a developer who will be starting a new project soon in which database performance will be crucial. The current candidate for the backend is MariaDB. I have worked with MySQL and MariaDB before in smaller projects, but the field of bloody optimization is quite new to me, admittedly.
To prepare for the project and not drive it into the ground, I'd like to learn about database performance optimization first. I'd like to know if I (or my employer) bought a book about optimizing MySQL performance, would it apply to MariaDB similarly?
My intuition tells me, that most of the MySQL optimizations would apply to MariaDB too, for they change quite a huge portion of their code base, but to avoid wasting money by buying books which we don't need, I'd like to clarify this. Vice versa a book only applicable to MariaDB would be useless to us if we tried optimizing old products. Unfortunately - as far as I know - there are no books dedicated to MariaDB performance yet. Does this hold?