MySQL is worthy of being a top contender for your next relational database
November 07, 2017

MySQL is worthy of being a top contender for your next relational database

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with MySQL

MySQL is currently used in a specific department which was an acquisition several years ago. It addresses large data storage issues and exports which have historically plagued the business after acquisition. It has helped us to effectively organize large amounts of data at a higher than average speed in comparison to other SQL platforms. Additionally, its mass data manipulations are a feature we’ve never had before but are relishing for data upgrades.
  • Speedy System
  • Independent Platform
  • Mass Data Manipulation
  • Above Average Support
  • As the platform is adopted more strongly, we fear it may lose speed capabilities
  • Search function is great for full text, however not much else
  • High startup consultant costs, though favorable ROI
  • Data management and easy extractions to share with appropriate accounts
  • Relatively low upgrade costs or add ons
We use Oracle Database for another business unit and in the recent past I’ve used Microsoft Access. While every relational database has its positives and negatives, MySQL has proven to be the fastest and most reliable. Its automated backups have saved us time in redoing mass manipulations. Additionally, as with any database, you need to evaluate how well supported the program is and or how it’s adopted to understand its long term value. Ultimately we expect to gain up to 10 years of great use out of our database. We were comfortable in investing in MySQL and it has proven that it is an effective tool focused on delivering a solution for multiple types of businesses with complex data sets.
It works great for a small to large size business. Implementation has some lofty up front costs, but if you require a better system, the advantages outweigh the disadvantages. It’s nice because it also supports emerging technologies and has nice bolt ons to help tailor your digital infrastructure.