Overall Satisfaction with MySQL
I use MySQL as a storage database in the context of machine log parsing and analysis. We have integrations between MySQL and our SIEM tool that allows us to store data in MySQL, but also access via our SIEM software for further in depth analysis. We store data across data of tables in MySQL for efficient organization and quick access.
- Easy integration with a wide variety of software tools
- Ease of scalability as our capacity increases
- Very fast and efficient searching
- Could use enhancements to the debug tools
- Not as efficient at very large database sizes
- Not always as stable as I would prefer
- Reduced the overhead from creating custom integrations between software tools and the storage database
- Increased efficiency when moving data from MySQL - saves so much time!
- Has helped us eliminate other less efficient storage software tools and focus on only using MySQL
The primary reason we use MySQL instead of MongoDB is because we are in a large, legacy enterprise environment. MySQL works well and has all the necessary integrations with the various other software tools in our company's suite. Additionally, MySQL is a relational database which is a necessary feature for the environment I'm currently working in.
Do you think MySQL delivers good value for the price?
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Would you buy MySQL again?
The primary scenario I would not recommend MySQL is in the case of very large databases. It is commonly known that performance is lacking in this regard. Though it is well suited to those databases in the small to medium range. I would highly recommend MySQL when integrating with other software tools. Many tools, such as Tableau, have connectors that are ready to run and hook into your MySQL database. This makes accessing the data a breeze and is very helpful when integrating with other tools.