MySQL

MySQL

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MYSQL review

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December 23, 2021
It was earlier difficult to manage a large amount of data on excel and it was time-consuming to maintain a spreadsheet. But with the use …

MySQL, the easiest databases manager

9
November 25, 2021
We used MySQL in our company as a database for several mini-projects or services. It is a great Open Source system for managing data. It …
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Best RDMS for small to meduim projects

9
June 29, 2021
We use MySQL Database multiple departments across the organization as an RDMS(relational database management system) for small-medium …
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My review of MySQL

9
May 01, 2021
Most of our internal applications use MySQL as their database. For example, our team owns a JVM tuning & testing platform will need to …

MySQL for fast project delivery

8
April 28, 2021
We use MySQL as a RDBMS in a variety of web systems across the entire organization. It's very easy to use, install, and support multiple …

MySQL--Best RDBMS

9
April 16, 2021
In my team, we are using MySQL as a relational database management system for internal software development projects. It helps us to store …

MySQL is useful

8
April 12, 2021
MySQL gets used for the most part in our infrastructure. If it is a website, an API, or something else, MySQL is the most used. It's used …
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MySQL works well

9
April 12, 2021
MySQL is used as our relational data store for information in support of our software platform - software as a service for internal …
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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 (formerly MemSQL)?

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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What is MySQL?

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

What is MySQL's best feature?

Reviewers rate Usability highest, with a score of 10.

Who uses MySQL?

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

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Rishabh Khanna | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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  • It is easy to understand.
  • It works well with most of the popular programming languages.
  • It is better and cheaper than other relational database services available in market.
  • I would love to see some updates in the UI part of it.
  • They should work on their documentation. Make it more readable by changing fonts.
Alena Burda | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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  • It has hit every nook and corner of my entire organization and I am very much satisfied with its high availability, self-healing, provisioning, monitoring, and much more.
  • It works faster and gives effective services.
  • My team is at ease to work on such a reliable platform that is concerned with security. It provides me full control over all aspects of MySQL through its comprehensive set of advanced features, management tools, and technical support as well.
  • It is the most reliable database management tool that collaborates really well with WordPress, Drupal, Joomla!, etc., and equips me with all the necessary tools that could be beneficial to meet database challenges of next-generation web and cloud services.
  • This is a very costly tool that really does not fit well with small business setups.
  • There are still many complications (e.g., I faced difficulty in its licensing and its UI/UX could be improved too). Also, it is complicated in understand, as too much of the information is available--it becomes difficult to understand.
Jose Manuel Ortega | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
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  • Easy integration with development tools and environments, as well as connection with different programming languages
  • The support for handling transactions allows recovering from failures in operations and thus maintain data integrity.
  • Efficient use of resources at the memory and CPU level
  • Cross-platform support for different operating systems
  • Lack of documentation for a large percentage of MySQL utilities, for example the aspect of data replication for certain cases there is no documentation.
  • Some experience is required to configure and tune it to the project requirements.
  • Migration from standard SQL is sometimes not automatic and requires manual migration.
April 16, 2021

MySQL--Best RDBMS

Score 9 out of 10
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  • Very easy and simple to learn and apply
  • Robust and secure
  • Compatible with almost all types of programming languages, like C#, Java, and PHP, which provides flexibility to deploy databases for different applications
  • Not suitable for large data management
  • User interface can be improved
  • Support for non-relational data will be an added advantage
  • Security updates are not that frequent
Yaniv Vararu | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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  • Since MySQL is open source, it is free to use under the GNU license
  • Before any update to data, it pops up a summary for approval, which lowers the risk of making a mistake
  • Performance is great if you need a relatively small DB
  • Compatible with many operating systems and integrates with many development tools
  • If you need a big/huge RDBMS, MySQL is probably not for you (performance-wise)
  • Complex joins/transaction handling causes temp hangs and performance issues--this can be improved
  • Fine tuning is not that easy--you'll probably need an expert (in-house or outsourced) for it
April 12, 2021

MySQL is useful

Score 8 out of 10
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  • MySQL is very fast, so a request doesn't take long
  • MySQL has many configuration options
  • We had never any problems like a destroyed database
  • MySQL has a problem when databases are getting too big
  • Support for NoSQL
April 12, 2021

MySQL works well

Score 9 out of 10
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  • Very quick to get up and running - easy to use.
  • It can run on very small virtual machines
  • It performs well and is flexible
  • MySQL always consumes all the memory available on a box and sometimes releasing resources can be an issue.
  • There are certain commands that can get you into trouble and create corruption which is not easily remedied.
  • Transaction handling is not the most efficient and larger databases can take some performance hits.
Manav Goel | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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  • Data security- MySQL provides a very high-level of security.
  • High performance-MySQL provides very high performance in terms of data mining . A huge amount of data can be easily extracted in couple of seconds.
  • Easy management - This is very easy to manage and easy to demo to employees so they can get hands on quicly.
  • I would say it has few stability issues. It crashed for me, but this is very rare.
  • Another thing is definitely a user cannot start using this right away without any training.
Score 9 out of 10
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  • MySQL has the ability to place a breakpoint with the debugger which is a huge feature
  • It offers a reliable data store
  • MySQL Workbench works extremely well as a GUI for MySQL
  • Replication is easy to configure
  • It could benefit from wider adoption and more forums with answers to questions
  • It doesn't have the same level of support as Microsoft
Score 9 out of 10
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  • MySQL is compatible to run on many OS like Windows, Unix, Linux.
  • MySQL allows transactions to be rolled back, commit, and crash recovery.
  • MySQL is very secure as it keeps passwords encrypted
  • MySQL does not support a very large database size as efficiently as other databases do.
  • Transaction handling is not very efficient.
  • SQL check constraint is not supported by MySQL.
Score 8 out of 10
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  • 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.
Score 9 out of 10
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  • 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.
November 04, 2019

MySQL - Old User's Review

Holman Cárdenas, M.Eng, TOGAF®, ITIL® | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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  • 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
October 11, 2019

mysql review

Score 9 out of 10
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  • 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