Humble opinion of MySQL
October 03, 2016

Humble opinion of MySQL

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with MySQL

We use Mysql to hold our USD data. This data is used in our final product which queries that mysql database and computes our final response. MySql provides an easy and reliable source for holding data.


  • Ease of use. Very easy to learn to use as well as retrieve that data you need.
  • Cost. MySQL generally is cheaper than some of its competition.
  • Reliable. MySQL is generally more reliable and faster than some of our NoSQL databases such as Hadoop or Hive.


  • Can suffer for poor performance scaling. This doesn't effect us too much since the volume of data we store isn't too large.
  • There are some limitations that can be frustrating, mainly in the diagnostics.
  • Cost per volume of data is great. We save money on that front.
For reliability and ease of use mySql is better. When the data volume gets larger Hadoop is a faster and more reliable option.
It is well suited for small data, but not to a large data set. If you have a small amount of data and need a fast reliable source then mysql is perfect.


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