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Based on 866 reviews and ratings
Likelihood to Recommend
- It is a suitable database for web applications where we have a large size of users. It is also easily scalable and provides good user management and access controls at the security level.
- MySQL is a very fast database to read when using the non-transactional MyISAM engine, but it can cause integrity problems in high-concurrency environments when modifying. Thus, for applications with many parallel transactions and modifications, MySQL is probably not the best solution
- The Community Server edition remains a strong candidate for a SQL-based database solution that supports a wide array of data structures.
- It scales well for both small business and enterprise use.
- It performs very well provided your database schema is well-planned and carefully considered (which is the case for any database solution).
- It has a number of interface solutions including GUI-based ones such as phpMyAdmin and MySQL Workbench that allow for easy management of your databases.
- MySQL doesn't provide good data wrangling functionalities, such as parsing JSON or XML. We had to transform them outside MySQL on the web application server side using JSP.
- As we move forward to adopt more genomics information, MySQL may lack of dealing with "big data" functionalities.
- It is a freely available S/W and easy to manage budget, but there are possibilities to spend cost for additional technical support.
Team Lead in Research & DevelopmentHospital & Health Care Company, 10,001+ employees
Likelihood to Renew
Based on 4 answers
For teaching Databases and SQL, I would definitely continue to use MySQL. It provides a good, solid foundation to learn about databases. Also to learn about the SQL language and how it works with the creation, insertion, deletion, updating, and manipulation of data, tables, and databases. This SQL language is a foundation and can be used to learn many other database related concepts.
Employee in Information TechnologyHigher Education Company, 501-1000 employees
Based on 6 answers
I give MySQL a 9/10 overall because I really like it but I feel like there are a lot of tech people who would hate it if I gave it a 10/10. I've never had any problems with it or reached any of its limitations but I know a few people who have so I can't give it a 10/10 based on those complaints.
Based on 2 answers
The support staff is friendly, knowledgeable, and efficient. I only had to get part way through my explanations before they had a solution. They will walk you through a fix or actually connect in and fix the problem for you--or would if you can allow it. I've done it both ways with them. They are always forthcoming with 'how to do this if it happens again' information. I love working with MySQL support.
Based on 1 answer
1. Estimate your data size.2. Test, test, and test.
Engineer in EngineeringEntertainment Company, 5001-10,000 employees
After Oracle bought MySQL, I have pivoted some projects to use MariaDB instead, which is a fork of MySQL and maintained by the community and original developers of MySQL. This is free under the GNU GPL, and is not impacted by decisions Oracle makes for MySQL. RDS has the ability to run managed MySQL instances which make it even easier to setup and configure a database. RDS also has support for MariaDB.InfluxDB is a great Time Series DB Platform which was designed to collect measurements with timestamps, and works more efficiently than MySQL for this type of data. I would recommend InfluxDB for anyone who is on the fence about implementing a collection agent and having the stats go into MySQL or another Database system
Engineer in EngineeringInternet Company, 51-200 employees
Return on Investment
- Since MySQL is a free database package, if you have someone on staff that understands databases and how to use them, the ROI is very high when using MySQL.
- If you need to hire a MySQL developer to implement and manage your database then it can be quite costly to manage and that will negatively impact your ROI when using this product.
- Since there are some very expensive alternatives in the SQL database space, if you compare the overall costs of using MySQL to those other products, I think you will find your ROI is always better when using MySQL
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