MySQL Review
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
November 05, 2018

MySQL Review

Score 6 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with MySQL

We use MySQL in AWS as a replacement for DynamoDB. We feel MySQL is pretty simple, lightweight and is suitable for our need. It is being used by several teams in the organization. It depends on the teams themselves to decide which database is best to use. It has been great so far.
  • Simple to develop
  • Powerful enough
  • Perfromance Scaling
Pretty good but not sure about performance scaling.

Using MySQL

10 - They represent the IT function to support building a software for selling products for our end customers.
15 - We have a team of database engineers in-house that provides in-house support for MySQL on an on-going basis.
  • Store persistent data for our product
  • Source of truth
  • Data that other team can access
  • We replaced DynamoDB with MySQL and has seen some good performance if not better for MySQL.
  • As main database. Right now we have a mix of Oracle and MySQL database.
Performance is pretty good for medium to large set of data. We haven't tried using it for super large set of data.

Evaluating MySQL and Competitors

Yes - DynamoDB. We wanted to replace them because it's very difficult to get the query that we want to do.
  • Price
  • Product Features
  • Product Usability
  • Product Reputation
  • Prior Experience with the Product
  • Vendor Reputation
MySQL is very simple to use but yet powerful.
It's also very compatible with our choise of programming language which is Java.
We might change our selection process by testing estimated sets of data that we're going to process first before we're doing anything.

MySQL Implementation

1. Estimate your data size.
2. Test, test, and test.
Not sure - Work together with all stakeholders will make the implementations go smoother.
  • Testing sets of data

MySQL Support

It's pretty good. Can quickly solve issue.
ProsCons
Quick Resolution
Knowledgeable team
Kept well informed
Immediate help available
Support cares about my success
Poor followup
Problems left unsolved
Escalation required
Need to explain problems multiple times
Slow Initial Response
One time we were evaluation dynamodb vs mysql. Oracle support helped us by giving us the benefit and the disadvantage of choosing one product over another.

Using MySQL

Usability I think it's pretty good overall.
ProsCons
Like to use
Easy to use
Well integrated
Quick to learn
Feel confident using
Unnecessarily complex
Requires technical support
Inconsistent
Cumbersome
Lots to learn
  • Querying data between tables is very easy to do.
  • Maybe during the initial setup.