MySQL

MySQL

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9 out of 10
July 08, 2022
Many of our applications are built on MySQL DB with different application layer platforms such as PHP web applications and java desktop …
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8 out of 10
July 07, 2022
I had implemented the MySQL into other organisation where also created the cluster grade environment so that it provide high availability.
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What is MySQL?

MySQL is a popular open-source relational and embedded database, now owned by Oracle.

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What is Microsoft Access?

Microsoft Access is a database management system from Microsoft that combines the relational Microsoft Jet Database Engine with a graphical user interface and software-development tools.

What is SingleStore?

MemSQL is a NoSQL database offering from the company of the same name in San Francisco.

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What is MySQL?

MySQL is a popular open-source relational and embedded database, now owned by Oracle. For more information visit https://www.mysql.com

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What is MySQL?
MySQL is one of the most popular database software options for businesses of all sizes. The software is open source, and highly customizable, so users can set up an instance that meets their needs.
While MySQL is a specific product, NoSQL is a type of database that includes a number of available products. Whether a NoSQL (nonrelational database) product or using MySQL (relational database) is right for you greatly depends on the data you are storing, queries, and flexibility.

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MySQL is a popular open-source relational and embedded database, now owned by Oracle.

Microsoft Access, Google Cloud SQL, and Amazon Redshift are common alternatives for MySQL.

Reviewers rate Usability highest, with a score of 10.

The most common users of MySQL are from Enterprises (1,001+ employees) and the Computer Software industry.

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Kendal Droddy | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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The primary reason we use MySQL instead of MongoDB is because we are in a large, legacy enterprise environment. MySQL works well and has all the necessary integrations with the various other software tools in our company's suite. Additionally, MySQL is a relational database which is a necessary feature for the environment I'm currently working in.
Rao Tahir | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
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It was quite challenging to choose between these as they both have their pros and cons. But as far as we were concerned the decision to adopt the MYSQL database for our production was because it is an open-source language. This makes it very compatible with our needs and was the main reason for our adaptation.
Score 8 out of 10
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MongoDB has a dynamic schema for how data is stored in 'documents' whereas MySQL is more structured with tables, columns, and rows. MongoDB was built for high availability whereas MySQL can be a challenge when it comes to replication of the data and making everything redundant in the event of a DR or outage.
Pablo Gonzalez | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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MySQL works properly, it gives us the most efficient data and the organization of the data yields an unsurpassed result in performance. And in the same way, in our case as a company, we have users from different offices that are in the same line of work since they can share and receive all the data if they are authorized.
Score 9 out of 10
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Microsoft SQL and SQLite i have used for different scenarios. SQLite is very small database which is more easy to work with low profile devices like mobiles. MySQL is not suitable for that level and MSSQL mainly comparable with MYSQL. MSSQL has complex installations and compatibility issues with many development platforms which MySQL provides flexible options and is highly compatible with different platforms.
Rohit Goyal | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
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So the main reason i would stack up Mysql from rest of the others is that it is open source which can be helpful for doing any POC on the products and learning new technologies and it is also compatible with all other softwares like Microsoft SQL serve and Postgre Sql
July 07, 2022

Best DBMS

Score 8 out of 10
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it is cost effective solution and that time we were looking the good RDMS which can support the GIS based datatypes.

Its community edition is fantastic
Score 9 out of 10
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Having used both PostgreSQL and Microsoft SQL Server, I can tell that MySQL performs admirably in a Linux setting. When compared to Microsoft SQL Server, the extra benefit is the minimal or nonexistent licence fee. We find that MySQL's programming interface is particularly useful because of our heavy reliance on it within the PHP framework. PostgreSQL has similar advantages but is less popular. As a relational database server, MySQL performs admirably for use with websites. It operates smoothly in any Linux setting and is easily modifiable using PHP.
Score 8 out of 10
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Higher levels of security and can handle multiple connections simultaneously which is required for our clients work. It also supports XML format which we've had issues with SQLite handling - doesn't appear to support it.
Alok Pabalkar | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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SQLite - Is the goto DB for Mobile/Desktop Apps. Its not as elaborate as Mysql but since its a RDBMS it provides all the basic features and its lite. We use mysql at the backend and for desktop app we use SQLite

postgres - Its a formidable opponent. It is fast and reliable and is is an object-relational database. It is more suited for very complex processing as it has a very tight data integrity. For simple, read-heavy workflows, web based projects (almost all projects) mysql is a much better choice. Also writing and executing query on mysql based client is a easy job. Personally I find executing queries on PSQL terminal quite cumbersome.
Kees-Jan Koster | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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I would say that in a Linux environment MySQL works great compared to both PostgreSQL and MS SQL. The added benefit compared to MS SQL is the low or absent licensing cost. As we use it mainly from PHP the programming interface is great for MySQL. PostgreSQL has many of the benefits, but is a bit less used.
Rishabh Khanna | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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I have also used Microsoft SQL Server. It is quite similar to MySQL. However, MySQL has always been my first choice, I have been using it for a very long time. I have also worked with PostgreSQL in a DevOps project. It is good too but a bit hard to learn and understand.
Score 8 out of 10
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MySQL is relatively easier to use and than PostgreSQL or SQL Server; it's also cheap to use in production compared to SQL Server. For a beginner who wants to ship something quickly, MySQL is really suited for it.
Score 9 out of 10
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Before MySQL, our team was exploring and evaluating different options for a good RDMS (relational database management system) service. We explored Oracle, MSSQL, and Google BigQuery. Most of these are costly and not easy to maintain in the long run in terms of price especially when data is millions of records. It also supports storing millions of records/transactions.
Alena Burda | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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MySQL is the best platform and it has the ability to even automate time-consuming tasks with a fully managed database service that has enhanced productivity. This tool keeps me up to date about any new features and through instant provisioning it is providing me fast delivery of the application.
Balázs Kiss | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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A bit on the more complex side, but definitely one of the more popular solutions between our customers. As a stable alternative to the sometimes really pricy Oracle DB, it performed well for most of our not-database-heavy projects. It was a bit slower than no-SQL solutions on no-SQL tasks, but that's natural I think.
Jose Manuel Ortega | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
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MongoDB is an application oriented solution with unstructured data. Percona Server for MySQL is a good solution when looking for performance peaks and the amount of data grows continuously over time. MySQL is the ideal solution when we have a data schema defined and we do not have great requirements at the performance level.
Yaniv Vararu | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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I used these RDBMS in the past in previous companies. In the company I currently work at, we used MySQL from day one. The main benefit over Microsoft's SQL server is that MySQL is free to use (GNU) which makes it easier for startups in their early days when trying to minimize costs.
April 12, 2021

MySQL is useful

Score 8 out of 10
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We're using InfluxDB for statistics. MongoDB is getting used for big documents which are more accessible for us when saved as documents in MongoDB. Redis is used for caching. PostgreSQL is mainly there to get used for software that only supports this type of database.
April 12, 2021

MySQL works well

Score 9 out of 10
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MySQL has most of the functionality of other, very costly, alternatives without the big price tag. It is open-source with improvements coming at a relatively good rate. It is not as robust as those other offerings and can have some challenging points at scale for large applications, but in terms of cost vs. value is very difficult to beat.