Best open source relational database I have ever used
December 28, 2018

Best open source relational database I have ever used

Vishal Arora | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with MySQL

MySQL proved to be an extremely useful tool for my company. We have a specific department where we use MySQL. Our company was looking for a good relational database management system that would meet the needs of the company and that's how MySQL helps us to maintain the 1500+ Store database handle in the SQL database. It should be low cost in the initial stage so not to incur so much cost compared to other solutions.


  • MySQL software is Open Source.
  • Low cost in requirements for the elaboration of databases, since due to its low consumption can be executed in a machine with scarce resources without any problem.
  • Easily understood documentation and great for having everything arranged in one place.


  • Lots of the UI is very basic and limited.
  • It lacks some formats.
  • It can be quite slow at times if it's processing large amounts of data.
  • Simple operation. The SQL commands for MySQL tend to be simple and easy to complete.
  • Easy to use for any developer, we use the main driver for our language of choice
If you are looking for a relational database (depending on your app), MySQL is a good place to start. MongoDB and Cassandra are NoSQL options (very powerful). I am more inclined towards PostgreSQL as it's more scalable over time. MySQL was bought by Oracle and the community support has been decreasing after that.
MySQL is well suited for small to small/medium companies. I really like how user-friendly everything is and how responsive customer service is when you have a question.


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