MySQL 8.0 Reference Manual Including MySQL NDB Cluster 8.0

22.4.14 ndb_index_stat — NDB Index Statistics Utility

ndb_index_stat provides per-fragment statistical information about indexes on NDB tables. This includes cache version and age, number of index entries per partition, and memory consumption by indexes.


To obtain basic index statistics about a given NDB table, invoke ndb_index_stat as shown here, with the name of the table as the first argument and the name of the database containing this table specified immediately following it, using the --database (-d) option:

ndb_index_stat table -d database

In this example, we use ndb_index_stat to obtain such information about an NDB table named mytable in the test database:

shell> ndb_index_stat -d test mytable
table:City index:PRIMARY fragCount:2
sampleVersion:3 loadTime:1399585986 sampleCount:1994 keyBytes:7976
query cache: valid:1 sampleCount:1994 totalBytes:27916
times in ms: save: 7.133 sort: 1.974 sort per sample: 0.000

NDBT_ProgramExit: 0 - OK

sampleVersion is the version number of the cache from which the statistics data is taken. Running ndb_index_stat with the --update option causes sampleVersion to be incremented.

loadTime shows when the cache was last updated. This is expressed as seconds since the Unix Epoch.

sampleCount is the number of index entries found per partition. You can estimate the total number of entries by multiplying this by the number of fragments (shown as fragCount).

sampleCount can be compared with the cardinality of SHOW INDEX or INFORMATION_SCHEMA.STATISTICS, although the latter two provide a view of the table as a whole, while ndb_index_stat provides a per-fragment average.

keyBytes is the number of bytes used by the index. In this example, the primary key is an integer, which requires four bytes for each index, so keyBytes can be calculated in this case as shown here:

    keyBytes = sampleCount * (4 bytes per index) = 1994 * 4 = 7976

This information can also be obtained using the corresponding column definitions from INFORMATION_SCHEMA.COLUMNS (this requires a MySQL Server and a MySQL client application).

totalBytes is the total memory consumed by all indexes on the table, in bytes.

Timings shown in the preceding examples are specific to each invocation of ndb_index_stat.

The --verbose option provides some additional output, as shown here:

shell> ndb_index_stat -d test mytable --verbose
random seed 1337010518
loop 1 of 1
table:mytable index:PRIMARY fragCount:4
sampleVersion:2 loadTime:1336751773 sampleCount:0 keyBytes:0
read stats
query cache created
query cache: valid:1 sampleCount:0 totalBytes:0
times in ms: save: 20.766 sort: 0.001

NDBT_ProgramExit: 0 - OK


If the only output from the program is NDBT_ProgramExit: 0 - OK, this may indicate that no statistics yet exist. To force them to be created (or updated if they already exist), invoke ndb_index_stat with the --update option, or execute ANALYZE TABLE on the table in the mysql client.


The following table includes options that are specific to the NDB Cluster ndb_index_stat utility. Additional descriptions are listed following the table. For options common to most NDB Cluster programs (including ndb_index_stat), see Section 22.4.31, “Options Common to NDB Cluster Programs — Options Common to NDB Cluster Programs”.

Table 22.292 Command-line options for the ndb_index_stat program

Format Description Added, Deprecated, or Removed



Name of the database containing the table.

All NDB 8.0 releases


Delete index statistics for the given table, stopping any auto-update previously configured.

All NDB 8.0 releases


Update index statistics for the given table, restarting any auto-update previously configured.

All NDB 8.0 releases


Print the query cache.

All NDB 8.0 releases


Perform a number of random range queries on first key attr (must be int unsigned).

All NDB 8.0 releases


Drop any statistics tables and events in NDB kernel (all statistics are lost)

All NDB 8.0 releases


Create all statistics tables and events in NDB kernel, if none of them already exist

All NDB 8.0 releases


Create any statistics tables and events in NDB kernel that do not already exist.

All NDB 8.0 releases


Create any statistics tables or events that do not already exist in the NDB kernel. after dropping any that are invalid.

All NDB 8.0 releases


Verify that NDB system index statistics and event tables exist.

All NDB 8.0 releases


Do not apply sys-* options to tables.

All NDB 8.0 releases


Do not apply sys-* options to events.

All NDB 8.0 releases



Turn on verbose output

All NDB 8.0 releases


Set the number of times to perform a given command. Default is 0.

All NDB 8.0 releases

ndb_index_stat statistics options.  The following options are used to generate index statistics. They work with a given table and database. They cannot be mixed with system options (see ndb_index_stat system options).

ndb_index_stat system options.  The following options are used to generate and update the statistics tables in the NDB kernel. None of these options can be mixed with statistics options (see ndb_index_stat statistics options).