MySQL is a great and most inexpensive database but it lacks a bit when you need extra corporate functionalities
June 14, 2016

MySQL is a great and most inexpensive database but it lacks a bit when you need extra corporate functionalities

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
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Overall Satisfaction with MySQL

In our company MySQL is being used by the IT department/team. We are using the community version which is free and it fulfills our needs definitely. We do not need lot of database management or users for doing several things like administration, data modeling, and generating graphics and if we did the case I would go for MS SQL server. Together I enjoy performance of MySQL as it is faster to read and write operations.
  • Performance is better as I found read and writer operations better than MS SQL.
  • It is kind of an open-source so the community version is free.
  • More companies are using MySQL.
  • I think MySQL still has room to improve when comes to growing the read/write operation ratio.
  • MySQL tools are not robust and good as the MS SQL management tool. It is probably because a lot of them are free.
  • After Oracle owned this product, there have't been major improvements.
  • We have community version of MySQL so it is free.
  • Managing cost isn't high since queries are as simple as other databases.
  • For our use, we find performance is great and haven't found any issues with the product while thousand of users simultaneously using this product.
MySQL stands in better place when it comes to cost. It is also an inexpensive database. We selected this database due to the cost as first reason. Secondly we do not have complex database manipulation requirements separately. Occasionally we need to generate reports which we do manually by executing a query. It works best with Java as service and MySQL as a back-end.
In my opinion, MySQL is well suited when you need worry less about a database and worry more about service. It is a great database when comes to cost since it is inexpensive or free (community version). But when it comes to various kinds of tasks such as generating reports, graphs, models, etc., I think MS SQL stands in a better place as it feels easier.