You get so much for $0.00
November 19, 2018

You get so much for $0.00

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

MySQL is used by all teams across the organisation. It is the primary tool for database communications. My team primarily uses it to manage database connections, define user access and privilege, and to set up new tools to pull data from our database. It is fairly easy to use, and seems like the obvious choice of tool.
  • Easy to set up.
  • Fairly lightweight.
  • Covers a large spectrum of use cases - from data security to database connectivity to much more.
  • Can be a bit dodgy to use when highly scaled.
  • Offers very few data types to work with.
  • The UI occasionally crashes when trying to kill a complex query (esp with nested queries).
  • Over the years, we have started using MySQL for more and more use cases.
  • Our database admins love it.
  • It is free! So no trouble with licensing issues.
Yes - I am a member of the All India Oracle User Group.

One of the best takeaways is learning how others use MySQL differently. These shared experiences widen your perspective on what more you can achieve using the same tool.
No other free tool allows as much power over database communication as MySQL does. For 99% of use cases out there, MySQL is easily the best tool in the market, not only in terms of cost but also measuring its capabilities alone. It is the most obvious choice for a tool.
One of the best things about MySQL is that you do not have to worry about the cost! MySQL will work well for use cases across any type of business - small start-up to mammoth enterprise. Covers most use cases for database manipulation. It is just extremely easy to use too!