A robust and reliable relational database solution - MySql
July 13, 2022

A robust and reliable relational database solution - MySql

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Overall Satisfaction with MySQL

MySQL is a relational database solution. It is being used as a durable backend database for almost all of our internal applications. Every PROD grade application requires a robust database, which is highly available and robust. MySQL has all of those features and is proven one of the best in the industry. Nowadays, new database solutions are available that store data in JSON, key-value format. MySql stores data in a tabular format which is one of the best ways to store information. It also increases the read speed exponentially if stored in a tabular form, just like MySQL.
  • Security: is embedded at each level in MySQL. Authentication mechanisms are in place for configuring user access and even service account access to applications. MySQL is secure enough under the hood to store your sensitive information. Also, additional plugins are available that sit on top of MySQL for even tighter security.
  • Widely adopted: MySQL is used across the industry and is trusted the most. Therefore, if you face any problems, simply Google it and you shall land in plenty of forums. This is a great relief as when you are in a need of help, you can find it right in your browser.
  • Lightweight application: MySQL is not a heavy application. However, the data you store in the database can get heavy with time, but as in the configuration and MySql application files, those are not very heavy and can easily be installed on legacy systems as well.
  • Learning curve: is big. Newbies will face problems in understanding the platform initially. However, with plenty of online resources, one can easily find solutions to problems and learn on the go.
  • Backup and restore: MySQL is not very seamless. Although the data is never ruptured or missed, the process involved is not very much user-friendly. Maybe, a new command-line interface for only the backup-restore functionality shall be set up again to make this very important step much easier to perform and maintain.
  • Positive return on investment

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If you are looking for a relational database solution, that stores data in tabular format and with high read/write speeds, MySql shall be your choice. MySql has proven its worth for many years and still the same level of effort is going into the product for new features. In case your requirements are for a key-value pair database or graph databases, then MySql would not be an appropriate choice.