MySQL review
October 04, 2016

MySQL review

Yucheng Liu | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with MySQL

We use MySQL for our music recommendation engines, zabbix monitoring backend database, batch job management for the QA team and automatic configuration management for OrderPath. MySQL is used by our operations and engineering departments. It is a great relational database choice and is free of license cost.

Pros

  • Easy to set up.
  • No heavy tuning needed.
  • Master-slave gives high availability.

Cons

  • Auto partitioning would be nice to have!
  • Unified storage engine (so user doesn't need to study different options.).
  • Stats report (similar to AWR in Oracle).
  • We had issues in the past with growing MySQL. We didn't have resources to get it to scale.
  • MySQL has been working fine for small/medium loads.
  • Overall cost for MySQL is not high.
  • Oracle
Oracle is very mature and best in its class. However the cost is much higher. MySQL is a good alternative option.
I would say MySQL is good for small companies who can not afford an Oracle license cost. For high transaction and high availability usage, you'll need very sharp mysql dbas and developers - the eventual cost may not be cheap. You get what you paid for. That's all!

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