A solid database for cloud-minded developers needing a well used and cost-effective solution
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
December 21, 2018

A solid database for cloud-minded developers needing a well used and cost-effective solution

Score 9 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with MySQL

MySQL is a powerful open source database. We use cloud-hosted instances of this database to host our cloud-based subscription software application. The database is efficient and easy to use from a software developer standpoint. It is the backbone of our mobile and web-application which has been using MySQL for over 10 years.
  • I am able to use the online database interface PHP MyAdmin interface which is open-source, to manage my schema, manage users, and roles.
  • MySQL provides a nice client to manage multiple databases, remote, or local to perform database operations from a clean UI.
  • I am able to script database backup and restore operation very easily using a few simple commands.
  • MySQL integrates nicely with PHP but is also support connectors to Java and many other programming languages.
  • Features have lagged over the past 5 years since Oracle purchased it
  • The open-source community hasn't been able to make improvements to MySQL like a true open source project would permit
  • Upgrading from version-to-version has been a bit difficult
  • Practically free, allowed me to focus my companies resources on development and software development, not exorbitant database licensing
  • MySQL has provided everything I need in a database, I see the database as a commodity and MySQL fits the bill
  • I have not needed costly support as the product has a large development community and great documentation
SQL Server is more business-class than MySQL, but is not better in my opinion for cloud-based development or hosting even large applications. Redundancy, fail-over, etc. capabilities are more advanced with the SQL Server, but I do not need these capabilities at this point.
Databases that are hosted on Linux at popular hosting companies.
Open-source projects or databases with simple interfaces or web-services using PHP.
Large databases that host single applications with a reasonable number of concurrent users.
As a back-end for Java or PHP applications.
As a back-end for WordPress or Drupal websites.