MySQL a Viable Option
December 19, 2018

MySQL a Viable Option

Tony Maskevich | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with MySQL

MySQL is currently being across our enterprise for all areas of our business. We use it for both transactional and warehouse applications. It offers a low cost alternative to the expensive established vendors who charge very high licensing fees. We use it in stand alone as well as high availability models. It is a key piece of our strategic direction.
  • It is very easy to set up and manage
  • It is very low cost
  • An established DBA can pick it up very easily
  • Good community
  • Concurrency on very large applications
  • Having a vendor to support can be expensive
  • Not shared disk for HA makes it more expensive and complex
  • Positive impact on cost structure
  • Challenge to get new folks up to speed
  • Inability to manage variance
It has its place amongst these other databases and is progressing as the community enhances the offering. The MySQL offering is getting to a maturity level where it can compete with the established vendors like Microsoft, IBM and Oracle. The ability to get our total cost of ownership down drives our adoption of MySQL. It is a solid offering.
Smaller applications that need to be flexible and change quite often find it beneficial at our company. It is perfect for instances where you need to spin up a database quickly. It is less appropriate for very large high compute workloads. The database does not scale beyond 10TB in most cases.