MySQL is your choice to launch your first application with database
June 30, 2021

MySQL is your choice to launch your first application with database

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with MySQL

We are using MySQL in a few of our microservices application databases. We chose MySQL because its easy to use, has a lot of documentation both official and non official, has a large userbase, os easy to maintain and quick to install with fairly minimal configuration. The last bit is arguably most important for us since at the mooment, we need something that can be done quickly to make our application available to the user.
  • Beginner friendly
  • Quick and easy to set up
  • Has a massive userbase
  • Lack of advanced features compared to PostgreSQL or SQL Server
  • Doesn't scale as well as PostgreSQL or SQL Server for large databases
  • Quickly launch application
  • Fairly cheaper compared to some other solutions
  • Beginner friendly; most people on our team can fairly easily use it
MySQL is relatively easier to use and than PostgreSQL or SQL Server; it's also cheap to use in production compared to SQL Server. For a beginner who wants to ship something quickly, MySQL is really suited for it.

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MySQL is really suited for a beginner who wants to use an RDBMS-type database that doesn't need any advanced features. It's also great if you want to spin up something quickly with only a few steps of installation and security configuration.

It might not be for you if you need something that needs to be massively scalable or if you need advanced features.