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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
April 26, 2020

MySQL for non-critical workload needs

Score 8 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Best in breed in open-source RDBMS databases.
  • Portability with our secondary database Oracle Database without much scheme changes.
  • Scales well with IaaS.
  • Some restrictions on the table sizes and schemes (unlike IBM DB2, Oracle DB, etc).
  • Issues with some of the SQL operations ( merge join, hash join, etc) that degrades the overall performance of the queries.
  • Licensing from Oracle for MySQL use can be improved.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
January 13, 2020

MySQL in the transition to the cloud

Score 9 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Excellent response times when consulting data
  • Easy to learn, use and manage
  • It is necessary to invest time and effort to implement additional functionalities that are required in business environments, such as data replication.
  • When acquired by Oracle, its innovation speed has decreased, which opens the way for other competitors.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
December 16, 2019

Best Open Source for Web Apps

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Pros and Cons

  • Very good for basic to enterprise-level needs.
  • Cost-effective
  • MySQL has some limitation with complex data types.
  • Limitations with common table expressions.
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Holman Cárdenas, M.Eng, TOGAF®, ITIL® | TrustRadius Reviewer
November 04, 2019

MySQL - Old User's Review

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Pros and Cons

  • Very fast and reliable DB
  • Innodb tables are a huge improvement
  • Works very good with the open-source ecosystem, even though it was adquired by Oracle
  • InnoDB tables performance could be improved
  • Tuning is a little bit complex
  • InnoDB tables do not support full-text searches
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Andrei Volodin | TrustRadius Reviewer
July 05, 2019

Convenient database for web development

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Pros and Cons

  • Database works well with MyPHP
  • There is design that uses the database with Wordpress
  • It is easily integrated with web engines, e.g. Apache
  • Some migration SQL<>MySQL would be in demand
  • Maybe some features that MongoDB has could enhance MySQL
  • Maybe more GUI for simplicity of operations under a Linux environment
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Doug Ford | TrustRadius Reviewer
September 18, 2019

I like data.

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Pros and Cons

  • Easy to spin up a database instance.
  • Fast.
  • Not great for dealing with large amounts of data.
  • Limited capabilities for stored procedures.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
October 11, 2019

mysql review

Score 9 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Data Security, MySQL is globally renowned for being the most secure and reliable database management system used in popular web applications like WordPress, Drupal, Joomla, Facebook and Twitter. The data security and support for transactional processing that accompany the recent version of MySQL, can greatly benefit any business especially if it is an eCommerce business that involves frequent money transfers.
  • High Performance, Whether it is an eCommerce website that receives a million queries every single day or a high-speed transactional processing system, MySQL is designed to meet even the most demanding applications while ensuring optimum speed, full-text indexes and unique memory caches for enhanced performance.
  • Complete Workflow Control, With the average download and installation time being less than 30 minutes, MySQL means usability from day one.
  • It’s Got A Few Stability Issues
  • It Suffers From Relatively Poor Performance Scaling
  • Its Functionality Tends To Be Heavily Dependant On Addons
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
October 08, 2019

I like MySql

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Pros and Cons

  • Easy to get started.
  • Lightweight, but scalable.
  • Well known, well supported.
  • Owned by oracle.
  • Limitations of fine-tuning.
  • Lack of failover.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
September 18, 2019

Simple and Easy to Use Database!

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Pros and Cons

  • It is designed for Web, Cloud and Big Data. It provides high availability, self-healing and data integrity, provisioning, monitoring and resource management, developer agility, and security.
  • There is complete workflow control, allowing users to tweak all aspects of MySQL.
  • There is a variety of user interfaces that can be implemented, lowering the burden on programmers.
  • Incremental backups take more time and hassle to configure compared to other databases.
  • There is no built-in support for XML and OLAP which hurts business intelligence related analytics.
  • MySQL has gotten farther away from the open-source mentality. MySQL has proprietary and closed-source modules.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
September 16, 2019

MySQL: The Simpler Choice

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Pros and Cons

  • Window functions. MySQL 8, is owned by Oracle, has brought in all your classic hits for Window functions, I.E aggregate functions like sum and count over some partitions, dense_rank, lag, first_row, row_number. Now, much like Oracle 11g and above, MySQL can answer all your analytical needs for understanding your data quickly.
  • 8 allows for JSON processing, both in and out of the database, which is extremely convenient for web applications which quite often need to call web-based REST services to retrieve such information. Gone are the days of constructing an additional Java layer for things like retrieving basic data in a GET request—MySQL provides.
  • Event Scheduler: Write a stored procedure to monitor and modify your data. Then create an event so that it happens automatically. MySQL makes this very easy.
  • The language tends to be a bit verbose at times, especially when writing stored procedures. I shouldn't need keywords like delimiters to be able to compile a procedure.
  • Error handling, it could be a bit simpler. You need to declare "handlers" at the moment, and in order to get the error message, it requires you to select it and know the index.
  • MySQL is getting rid of inline variables while querying. Boo.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
November 27, 2019

Great for small to medium-sized businesses

Score 9 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Easy to install.
  • Easy to configure.
  • Easy to manage.
  • Easy for creating backups.
  • There is not enough documentation available when you are needing to resolve a complex issue with the software.
  • It needs to be improved when the database is getting bigger. The performance gets poor when this happens.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
September 28, 2019

Great for beginners entering the database world

Score 7 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Excellent market penetration.
  • Easy to get started.
  • Open-source license for most users.
  • I have only two years experience so I have not found any improvement but everything so far I used was good to me.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
September 18, 2019

I love MySQL

Score 9 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Opensource.
  • Flexibility.
  • Accessibility.
  • I have never used another database system in the past, so I cannot compare it with others.
  • I have no improvements that I can give because MySQL is only the one I have ever used.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
September 18, 2019

MySQL Rocks!

Score 9 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Easy to use.
  • Lots of resources online.
  • Technical support is very accessible and they respond quickly.
  • More SQL analytic functions.
  • Fully support ANSI standard features.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
September 18, 2019

Good data storage solution!

Score 8 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Very popular all over the world
  • Allows to store different types of data
  • API available for many languages
  • Hard to use advanced features
  • Error messages could be simpler
  • Slow in some cases
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About 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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