MySQL provides a fast and free database to get you started
Devin Rodriguez | TrustRadius Reviewer
December 19, 2018

MySQL provides a fast and free database to get you started

Score 7 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with MySQL

MySQL is being used as the underlying database for all our applications and sites. There are multiple deployments across hundreds of environments and are managed and supported by a small team. The primary problem it addresses is cost, as it can be used free of cost, though there are some drawbacks to using a free system.
  • MySQL is installed and deployed easily across just about any operating system, allowing for great flexibility in choice of platform
  • MySQL is open-source allowing for constant improvement by the community and by individuals looking to adjust how the system works
  • MySQL is easy to understand and includes multiple functions and keywords not found in enterprise databases
  • MySQL Stored Procedures are lacking in comparison to MSSQL Stored Procedures
  • Support for free MySQL is reliant on the community to provide answers and support
  • Being unable to implement Stored Procedures in the same fashion as MSSQL has slowed development in some cases.
I find MSSQL to be a more robust relational database, offering better performance and better execution of stored procedures. Our use of MySQL was defined at a corporate level and not by our group.
MySQL is great for getting an application up and running quickly at no cost. Applications at-scale may find MySQL lacking, however, as millions of rows will degrade performance, so migrating to another system such as MSSQL before getting too large is recommended. Stored procedures are also a pain point as implementing them is not flexible.