Who Uses This Software?

Customers in Technology, E-commerce, Telco, Government & social networks etc. E.g. Facebook, Uber, Twitter etc ISVs, OEMs, & VARs rely on MySQL as embedded database E.g. Cisco, Symantec & Sony etc


Average Ratings

66 Reviews
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  • 4.5 / 5
    Ease of Use
  • 4 / 5
    Customer Service

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Vendor Details

  • MySQL
  • www.mysql.com
  • Founded 1995
  • United States

About MySQL

MySQL Enterprise Edition includes the most comprehensive set of advanced features, management tools and technical support to achieve the highest levels of MySQL scalability, security, reliability, and uptime. It reduces the risk, cost, and complexity in developing, deploying, and managing business-critical MySQL applications.


MySQL Features

  • Backup
  • Creation / Development
  • Data Migration
  • Data Replication
  • Data Search
  • Database Conversion
  • Monitoring
  • Performance Analysis
  • Queries
  • Relational Interface
  • Virtualization

MySQL Reviews Recently Reviewed!


Powerful relational database: easy and intuitive for beginner with database knowledge

Feb 16, 2018
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Pros: I'm visual Foxpro programmer and I used and know very well commands and concepts related to this platform. When I began to use MySQL I felt comfortable and in a few clicks I was working with the database and its tables easily.
Additional the platform always has new features and improvements. My experience has been very, very satisfactory

Cons: I have not use MySQL with large data for exchange data neither with another database platform. I have working in a close, controlled environment, for that reason I can't said if there are cons about this platform

I have had a good experience with My Sql

Feb 16, 2018
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Pros: My SQL is a great alternative to SQL Server as it offers many of the features that the full SQL Server provides and the syntax is different to SQL Server but does not diverge from My SQL very much. It is also very easy to use and great for database, table and query design. My SQL is also very affordable.

Cons: My SQL does not provide as many features as its counter part SQL Server and can be a little harder to navigate but still provides everything necessary for efficient database design.

Overall: My SQL is great for database, table and query design and does not differ from SQL Server syntax very much so it is easy to pick up if you know how to code in SQL Server.

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Trusty solution for our projects

Feb 15, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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3 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: We've been using MySQL for almost all of our projects and it's a great and easy solution, since all of the major platforms are built for it. The best example is WordPress, a CMS we use for 90% of our projects and can't complain about it, since every host provider has it enabled.

Cons: I think it could be simpler to manage it, maybe a better user experience for people which doesn't have enough coding skills.

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MySQL is our native db language

Feb 15, 2018
5/5
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Pros: All you need to get it up and running is to have a server, any kind of machine will do that work, and everything else is free!, also, MySQL can handle large amount of data with a very fast backend mechanism.

Cons: Some features that i used to have in other SQL applications are still missing (such as multiple db connections on a single select statement as Oracle is having)

Overall: Database of the company i work for, is all based on MySQL, no need to look further and pay money for other non free databases soltions

SQL that had everything I needed

Feb 12, 2018
5/5
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Pros: Keep in mind I used this back before the mariadb days. But oracle worked great, the tools allowed all the insight into the databases that I needed.

my experience with MYSQL is very good, because i did use for all my software projects.

Feb 06, 2018
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Pros: I do like most about MYSQL is the user interface, because the design is understandable, perfect software.

Cons: I do like least about mysql is sometimes slow, if you use with two o more data base, is for that....

Overall: i did used this software for my software projects in the university.

I have managed DBs MySql and I've implemented some MySql solution for serveral customers.

Feb 02, 2018
4/5
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Without a doubt the strength of MySql is its convenience to be a good DB relationale despite being an open source product. It can be easily implemented as long as there is obviously a minimum of competence both in terms of programming language and in terms of configuration and management of an RDBMS. Highly recommended for non-excessive DBs and not too complex implementations.

Cons: MySql is certainly a good DB but it is certainly not comparable to real RDBMS with much higher functionality and designed and structured to handle much higher data volumes and having much more complex architectures. The same applies to the application interface.

Overall: Fast DB implementations without license costs and without having to structure complex architectures.

The most used database in my opinion

Feb 01, 2018
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4 / 5
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Pros: MSQL is very good if you are just starting, it's open source it fits many use cases except Big Data. Large databases are sometimes slow especially if your server isn't fast enough.

Cons: For myself, I stopped using mysql for one reason, the new fork is updated more frequently than MYSQL and that's a big deal, you can expect new features, security patchs...

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It is open source, you can integrate its use with many languages due to its great compatibility.

Jan 18, 2018
4/5
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Pros: It is appropriate for beginners and that allows a quick approach to the relational DB. It is quick to configure and, with optimized optimization, can be used even for large volumes (but not Big Data style). There are many forums where you can get information and help.

Cons: It has many hidden utilities that can be obtained by searching the internet and the various forums. The experience in its use is a great ally and that weighs for beginners. It would be very helpful if the documentation included that "popular wisdom".

Overall: MySQL allows me to store and quickly access customer data, equipment, calibrations, repairs, costs and invoices. By using MySQL together with METCAL (FLUKE) and Crystal Report you can generate very complete calibration certificates easily.

One of the best free Database Engines available

Jan 17, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: Free, easy to use, great for small or large projects. I have used it in non-commercial and commercial project and they are still in use.

Cons: It is limited when it comes to table size, however as long as you are not implementing Big Data project you should be fine.

The best free relational database.

Jan 17, 2018
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Pros: Offers everything you could normally want in an SQL environment. You are getting almost the same thing as Microsoft SQL Server, but for free, and works with a variety of open-source programming languages.

Cons: Sometimes the syntax is slightly different than that of Microsoft SQL Server (for example, we have to use NOW() instead of GETDATE()), but this is not really a huge obstacle.

Overall: A fully working relational database engine.

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Open source, compatible with almost all languages, best relational database in the market!

Jan 17, 2018
4/5
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Pros: I have been using MySQL since 2010 and didn't need to look for another database. It is very easy to use for beginners and very challenging to experienced ones once you dive into the depths of MySQL. If you want to build a simple website, do not think much and just begin with MySQL.

Cons: If you upgrade to new version accidentally without testing, you may expect some unpleasant suprises.

Overall: As opposed to popular belief, MySQL can be used with large applications if you use the right optimization configuration and tools. It has been improved considerably and continues to develop new features.

Best Database for Beginners

Jan 15, 2018
4/5
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5 / 5
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Pros: The best thing is it can be easily connected with most languages.The UI for executing queries is also good

Cons: I feel it is great and fully upto the mark.The support is good ,hosting sites like heroku have immense support go for it.

Best open source relational database for beginners and experienced professionals

Jan 14, 2018
4/5
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Pros: MySQL is the simple, fast, popular open source and freely available database for software developer. MySQL provides adapter to integration to almost all types of programming languages. MySQL query syntax is easier to learn compared to all other database management software. It also support highly complex and advanced SQL queries. It is being maintained by Oracle. MySQL has good documentation. MySQL provides a tool called Workbench to write queries and look in the table data. MySQL provides the indexing and hashing for faster reading of data.

Cons: MySQL doesn't support complex data types like: JSON and ARRAY. MySQL does not support SQL check constraints that is used to validate data stored in a column. MySQL doesn¿t support common table expression. MySQL doesn¿t support full outer joins. It is costly to increase connections limit in MySQL.

Overall: I are working on a recruitment drive management software. I use MySQL database to store all my dynamic application data like user, college, company, recruitment drive, student etc. MySQL provides easy to use interface to make db queries to read, update, create and deletion of data. I got benefit using MySQL in terms of reliability, speed, easy to use interface, simple query syntax and support of joins. MySQL provides easy to understand documentation to understand its insights to get the full benefit from it. I recommend MySQL to all entry level and experienced developers, administrators and engineers. It support all types of basic and enterprise level needs of storing relational data. MySQL is easily adaptable with all programming languages.

MySQL makes my analyst team's job easier

Jan 12, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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4 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: Having used both MySQL and SQL Server, I prefer having my team work off of MySQL as the interface is easier to navigate and I feel like it's easier for people to quickly get what they need out of our database. As long as someone has basic knowledge of SQL coding I think MySQL makes it very easy to "plug and play" in order to run the analysis work we need to get done.

Cons: The error messages could be more specific to help newer users identify problems with the queries. It also tends to time out with larger pulls but that could be a connectivity issue on our end as well.

It is a great database manager that can be executed in a low-resource machine at high speed

Jan 12, 2018
4/5
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3 / 5
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4 / 5
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4 / 5
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Pros: Speed when performing operations, which makes it one of the managers with better performance. Ease of configuration and installation. Its connectivity, speed, and security make MySQL Server highly suitable for accessing databases on the Internet

Cons: A large percentage of MySQL utilities are not documented. It is not intuitive, like other database management programs

Overall: It is a great database manager that can be executed in a low-resource machine at high speed. Ease of configuration and installation. Speed when performing operations, which makes it one of the managers with better performance

Good Free Database Server

Jan 10, 2018
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Pros: Its free, lightweight good for any non-enterprise level application. I used mySql for smaller projects and person sites. Also good for wordpress sites.

Cons: Not good for large applications scaling wise. Also, doesn't have a lot of the priced database servers like SQL Server.

Overall: Great for local or small projects. I also recommend mySQL workbench to go with it.

Powerful and Flexible database engine

Dec 21, 2017
4/5
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4 / 5
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4 / 5
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Pros: Setup a SQL database with simple to use tools.
MySQL workbench lets you configure the my.ini or my.cnf. Alternatively you can edit directly in the config file depending on your preference.
Runs on Windows, Linux or Mac
One server can run multiple database.
Security options are comprehensive so where needed you can only allow certain options for certain users.
Indexes can significantly improve the speed of returning results.
Manual backups can be performed.

Cons: MySQL is a comprehensive tool if you know SQL. Writing simple queries is easy, writing complex queries working over multiple tables is complex although this is an issue of SQL not necessarily MySQL. Although it could autosuggest things better.
Making to many indexes creation can lead to larger database files and logs.
Automatic backup is a premium feature and not included with workbench as standard.

I use it to carry local database for tests and own projects

Dec 20, 2017
4/5
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4 / 5
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4 / 5
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3 / 5
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Pros: It is easy to use, easily configured, you can quickly locate information to be modified, does not require a high database knowledge to be able to use it, the commit is configurable, you can manage tasks locally and remotely.

Cons: It requires operating on the left sidebar as a referencer for the tables. In the last version there are many interface changes

Overall: It is easy to use for jobs and tests in the local database

Great open source RDBMS!

Dec 15, 2017
4/5
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4 / 5
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Pros: This solution for relational database management system has much to offer.

Free, open source, and ease of implementation makes this a go to choice to warehousing and managing data. Generally performs well and has many features that overlap with the other major relational database manage systems out there.

Implementation was quicker than Microsoft SQL Server and Oracle. There is great community guidance and support should one need it.

Cons: The main problem with MySQL is the lag with adding new features that competing solutions includes in recent releases

Great value for quality database software

Dec 08, 2017
4/5
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4 / 5
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Pros: We're using the community version which is free, and therefore a great value! We get quality database software at no cost. When we ran into a technical problem, we reached out to MySQL sales and support. We learned about their license fees and support. The explanation we got was thorough and helpful, and we might use the licensed version soon.

Cons: The set up process we found to be rather difficult, and transferring from one machine to another seemed unnecessarily complicated.

Great option for database creation, and the UI is excellent in workbench.

Dec 06, 2017
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Pros: MySql workbench is fantastic to work in for management purposes. The database engine seems to be solid as a rock, and we have been able to run it on just about any old laptop, because it runs so resource light. And FREE

Cons: Hard to change the root password if you forget it. I tried the suggested ways through the command prompt, without success. I'm sure there is a way, but I'm failing to find it. So we just make a backup uninstall and reinstall and restore the database with the new root password.

Overall: Free, saves us a ton of money, and it works leaps and bounds better than the old Firebird database engine.

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MySQL is an ideal database tool for the total newbie to databases

Nov 23, 2017
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Pros: My use case is that of a shoestring entrepreneur trying to solo-mission an entire app development project from ideation to production. It is contingent on a reasonably sophisticated relational database. Learning how databases work, and selecting a database platform, are central to that. MySQL was an ideal choice as its community is enormously supportive and informative and the tool itself is designed for ease of use and clean functionality. There are no superfluous features and the database tools are laid out intuitively and logically, which supports a beginner's ability to grasp the context of each element.

Cons: This question is incorrect. MySQL is perfect for my needs.
The only improvement I can think of is for it to have a database design wizard where importing a requirements spreadsheet can generate the basis of the schema. This would make it easier and more accessible for non-technical users.

Overall: It provides the database functionality of my software application reliably.

Was able to setup with little experance with MYSql

Nov 22, 2017
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Pros: It is an cheap for the price and run great on linux system. We currently use it with our word press website and it for the most part has been solid.

Cons: As said above for the most part solid. It has become corrupted twice bring down our corp site. It was easy to fix but a pain when everyone is on your case why are we down.

Overall: We are looking to move to MySql to lower our costs.

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One of the best opensource RDBMS out there !!!

Nov 18, 2017
4/5
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4 / 5
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Pros: Simple, easy to learn and manage. It is lightweight, and ideal for small applications. Saves licence cost of using costlier RDBMS when not needed. Well supported since Oracle Corp. purchased it

Cons: Can hit performance issues when data volumes are high and queries are complex. Advanced RDMBS features not available, hence will have to migrate when need arises

Overall: Saves cost on our in-house tier 3 applications. Stable and easy to handle

Simple DBMS, can be quite powerful but generally unpolished and lacking features

Nov 16, 2017
3/5
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4 / 5
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Pros: Simple implementation works great for small systems. Ability to meddle with underlying files might be classed as a "Pro" - otherwise this is where it ends.

Cons: Generally unpolished and buggy. Features from other DBMSes are missing or unrefined where they do exist, and the whole system has a "cobbled together" feeling.

Limited procedure/function capability, missing group roles (although 5.7 has a "proxy" role concept, which still misses the mark). Storage engines generally lack performance, and very limited set of data types and index algorithms available. The sql optimizer has some funny quirks and limitations even in the strictest sql_mode.

Easier structured datasource available for most of web and desktop application

Nov 14, 2017
4/5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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4 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: Opensource RDBMS for structured data storage. Could handle very large dataset in a distributed system too.

Cons: Seems slower for very large data storage and requires larger waiting time for each query. Maintenance is tedious for a larger distributed system.

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One of the best SQL engines

Nov 13, 2017
5/5
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4 / 5
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Pros: Good SQL capabilities
It is open source
Very well scalable
Available as PaaS in AWS
It is open source and many features are available at no cost

Cons: Support is available for the free version, but you'll need to pay for it.
No Build in support for OLAP

Overall: Open source, Free and PaaS available in AWS

Very good database server.

Nov 09, 2017
4/5
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4 / 5
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3 / 5
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4 / 5
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3 / 5
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Pros: It is relatively easy to use and learn, good money value and a good choice for small and medium companies.

Cons: Became private after being free but it is still open source, it could have better features and specifications.

MySQL - an okay database system as long as you don't want advanced features.

Nov 08, 2017
3/5
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5 / 5
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Pros: Simple for non database oriented people, i.e. developers to get up and running. Easy to configure and small footprint - ideal for small pop-shop apps like web pages and blogs.

Cons: For the most part it's non ANSI SQL compliant, and in general there is a scatter-brain approach to development.

Long term bugs and limited functionality have become the norm, and if you're used to being able to do things within the database using stored procedures/functions you'll soon feel like your arms are ties behind your back with MySQL - you'll end up writing scrips external to the database.

Atop of this the optimizer in MySQL is very basic, and not capable of planning complex queries well.

Overall: Cheap and quick

MySQL is a great database for relational schemas.

Nov 07, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
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4 / 5
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3 / 5
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3 / 5
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Pros: Easy setup, replication and logs. Great security features. Big developer community to help with issues.

Overall: Scaled multiple applications using mysql

Free and Easy

Nov 02, 2017
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Pros: Well supported, easy to install and use.
Widely used so plenty of assistance available online on stackexchange, etc.
Free tools.
Plenty of 3rd Party tools that can be free.

Cons: Lack of functionality when compared to other databases.
No customer support for free product.
Free tools are kind of buggy. MySQL Workbench code completion doesn't work particularly well.

Overall: Free and Easy to setup. Great for prototyping and getting stuff up and running quickly.

MySql is a db I am most comfortable with

Oct 11, 2017
4/5
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4 / 5
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4 / 5
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4 / 5
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Pros: Ease of setup and use
CLI being the primary interface of interaction, it makes the user comfortable with sql queries and increases our sql knowledge with time
Being open source is an added advantage, due to which small enterprises use it heavily. And I have used it for some of my own personal projects as well
Very easy to setup
Community support is great.

Cons: It is limited when it comes to huge amount of data. It is not able to scale as well as the other competitive enterprise database management systems.

Love MySQL

Oct 08, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: It is so convenient and free. I only ever use this for my database needs. Accomplishes everything I need.

Cons: I don't know of any real downsides other than I wish the built in codes were more extensive and easier to understand.

Amazing open source SQL app for starters

Oct 05, 2017
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Pros: Its free to use, easy to install, and you can easily create you our tables, and stored procedures. MySQL is an amazing starting point for people who want to learn how database function in the back end. I use personally use it for knowledge ad learn own my own on how to create tables and related them with other tables that i create within MySQL.

I encourage other people who wants to learn how to create thier own database to start using MySQL, which is a great starting point for them.

Cons: Actually, i cant think of any downside of using MySQL aside from when connecting to the database there are times when the error message aren't clear enough to know what's going on?

Overall: Improved my Knowledge in SQL scripting, and familiarizing the relationships between one table to another using primary keys and foreign keys

Great database for beginners and experts alike, for small website or large ones

Oct 03, 2017
5/5
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4 / 5
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Pros: MySQL is a great database that allows for the speedy storage and retrieval of data. It is stable and feature filled.

Cons: Slow to support newer standards. Even though it supports JSON data it is still missing many useful features that would make working with JSON much easier.

A great relational database

Sep 15, 2017
4/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
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3 / 5
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Pros: The software is really stable and rock solid. It has a lot of clients, from web to real clients, that allows you to create structures and debug for development.

Cons: The user and permission management is quite complex, not so easy to use and setup. Another thing that I don't like is the lack of verbosity when a trigger fails.

Great use of product for beginners

Sep 12, 2017
4/5
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4 / 5
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4 / 5
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4 / 5
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4 / 5
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Pros: For the beginner it is very easy to learn and develop. Easy of install it and using it in everyday work.

Cons: Its slow for big tables some times. Some limitations and stability issues while using some functions.

Structured query language; easy to learn, difficult to master.

Sep 07, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
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Pros: It's easy to create and maintain a database with MySQL. It's used everywhere, and with ActiveRecord transactions it's a safe and efficient way to run a db.

Cons: Some things can be tricky to do. When you want to view a particularly large row it can be difficult to digest the information without a really big screen.

i feel good when i am working with mysql workbench, it helps with the sql error syntax when i write.

Aug 11, 2017
4/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: it's open source ,i feel good when i am working with mysql workbench,. it helps with queries in,when i write a command wrong it alerts me with wrong part of it.

Cons: I have found that MySQL works better when you have a low write/read ratio, and offers low scalability as the read/write ratio grows

Overall: storing data

Great use of product for beginners as I used this as my first DB to learn . user friendly of using .

Aug 09, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: For the beginner it is very easy to learn and develop. Easy of using it.Its an open source server.Easy of installation and easy of understanding and maintenance is easy.

Cons: Its slow for big tables some times. Some limitations and stability issues while using some functions.

Overall: MySql is free and Open Source
Available on (32 and 64 bit) including Windows:
(RedHat, SuSE, Fedora, Solaris, HPUS, AIX, SCO, FreeBSD, Mac OS,
Windows)
Unique Query Cache (stores query and result set)
More support and help

Great product for beginners and more advanced database programmers alike.

Jun 27, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
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Pros: It is very user friendly. I used it as a beginner in a basic database class. I like the ease of use for creating tables, especially for beginners who may not know all the terms. I also like the various ways to produce a table and data. That makes it especially user friendly; one person may understand entering the data with code and other may want to just enter the data in the table- both are acceptable.

Cons: There is a lot on the screen (real estate is precious). Even with some of the windows, like the additions widow, closed, it is hard to see the icons. It is also hard to see the output. And I really wish that the error messages in output would stay longer so they were readable. As it is, you scroll over them and the message only stays open a short time. So to really read the error message, you have to keep hovering over the message.

Overall: I used it in a beginning SQL class. It was easy to learn. When I had questions, it was very easy to find answers on the web. There are lots of people who use MYSql and so lots of feedback.

I also liked the ability to input data in different ways. Because I know how to program, I could input data with insert statements. I also liked that I could manipulate the data with other commands. But if you did not know how to program, you could still input the data.

An open-source, easy to use RDBMS that offers many features and strong robustness

Jun 15, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Open source and therefore free, yet usable on a production enviroment and strong enough to handle most situations.

Cons: As an open-source software, it's customer service compared to paid alternatives is going to tilt the balance to the paid products, but the community around mysql is big and helpful, and in many cases answers to most of the questions or problems can be found posted by another user.

Overall: Being free its easy to just download and set up to either work professionally or work on an university assignment, and you get tremendous value out of it.

MySQL is the most popular Open Source Relational SQL Database Management System.

Jun 09, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: As a result, MySQL would be the better recommendation because it will have the data reliability and relational tools necessary to handle the interactions and relationships among numerous users. You may also decide to use both MySQL and MongDB together to utilize the best features of each database.

Cons: Table locking still allows multiple processes to read from a table at the same time, but if a process wants to write to a table, it must first get exclusive access, meaning it might have to wait for other sessions to finish with the table first. During write actions, all other sessions that want to access this particular table must wait until the write is done.

It had been my first option in database systems

Jun 07, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I like use this software because is very easy to make each process and connect with a lot of
programming languages.

Cons: I think it isn't most powerful database system when the databases has a lot of records and transactions in those records.

Overall: It's very easy to learn and use with a lot of programming languages.

15 years

May 17, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Provides numerous support tools, easy to us, all the help on the net is fantastic. Very widely used in the industry.

Cons: The things I don't like is that sometimes the interim releases are cause issues. Also, some of the previous versions don't support certain features.

Powerful software that can

May 09, 2017
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Powerful syntax that facilitate slicing and drilling of data.
Best in class user support from vendor.

Cons: Steep learning curve at inception, the user interface could be a bit more intitutive.
Software solution is expensive relative to peers.

The best database for web developers

Apr 17, 2017
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Comments: As a web developer i always use mysql. Because it is very lite and easy to use. Select, Update, Delete are very quick. Thanks mysql

Database for site

Apr 14, 2017
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: When I developed site I always use mysql for saving my data. Selection, insertion and updating process are very fast. Thanks for everything

for a faster and safer database management

Apr 13, 2017
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: I used this software in my previous work/project as consultant. No main issues encountered using the tool, great interface and easy and effective interact with our sql database.

The easiest database server ever

Mar 06, 2017
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: I am software developer. From 5 years age i started to use Mysql. I think that it is very easy to configure and use it. It has more functionalities than other servers. Thanks Mysql

Ok product

Feb 24, 2017
3/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: Not bad. Could improve on the features and functionality. Good value for money and overall quality is good.

Excellent software

Feb 24, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: Easy to use software. Works smooth with no issues that I encountered in my time using it. Would recommend to others.

Best Way to Manage your Data

Feb 01, 2017
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Comments: Since 2000 I'm using mysql for web sites, databases and applications. Quite simple to use (the guide is very rich) and so reliable.

Great and Simple

Jan 08, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality

Comments: Easy and useful. It's definitely one of the best choices out there. And they recently added support for JSON objects which is really great!

Easy to us

Jan 05, 2017
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: I have a few SQL tools to choose from here and this is by far my favorite tool to use.

Cons: Procedures and Triggers may need improvement

Overall: It's great for beginners since it's a free database management system with a considerable amount of features. It runs very well and although I haven't put it through any extreme tests, it's been working great for me so far. Running small sites and such but doing well.

The best database ever!

Dec 06, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: If you are looking for a better and safe database, then mysql is your choice. It's easy to use database structure can let you design tables in no time. our team uses mysql workbench to have an interface to interact with our hosted mysql database and it works awesome. Recommended!

Best DB overall as you know it

Dec 06, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: Most balanced DB out there, with its great query syntax.
Its write operation speed isn't the top, but it's feature-rich and well balanced.

Good for simple database management.

Dec 05, 2016
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: It's free and contains a good amount of features. Really great if any beginners want to get started with projects involving data management using a database.

Cons: It can be a bit limited at times, due to the fact that it is a free software.

Overall: I've been using MySQL for a while now, it's great for beginners since it's a free database management system with a considerable amount of features. It runs very well on most servers. Although I haven't put it through any extreme tests, it's been working great for me so far. Running small sites and such.

My database query tool of choice..

Dec 05, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: I have a few SQL tools to choose from here and this is by far my favorite tool to use.

Cons: Sometimes the queries take a long time to run, but that is the nature of the types of reports I run.

Overall: I have been running queries for my company for just over a year now. Without formal training, I was forced to learn on my own how to use this software. I was extremely pleased with how easy it was to learn how to use this software.

I started in Access/Excel, then MSSQL. Now: The only DB system we use is MySQL

Nov 23, 2016
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Cost. Reliability. Ease of installation. Power.

Cons: While I have had some complaints about error locating in the MySQL code we write, I understand that the underlying technology would be degraded by more checks and balances within the system. Plus: This concept applies equally to every version of SQL we use (Postgre and MSSQL included).

Overall: A couple lifetimes ago I worked with Lotus1*2*3. In my next life I eventually settled on Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Access for data storage and manipulation. I maintained the necessary tech memberships to allow access to all forms of Microsoft software, and built example systems for existing clients in both Microsoft SQL and MySQL. Hands down the MySQL based systems have always won the client vote, sometimes simply for the pricetag and sometimes for the simple open-source power of the community of available implementations.

MySQL can work faster and it can work more securely. I have had a few clients who have preferred PostreSQL (because they were already married to it) and we've written a few applications for it. We've also modified many legacy Microsoft SQL applications.

Usually, however, we're called in to migrate from MSSQL to MySQL any time a company actually performs any form of study to determine what's best moving forward. The criteria is simple: If the change is due to an internal or external check to find what their best answer is: The answer is always "MySQL". If, however, the solution was determined by "someone got ahold of the boss/owner/CEO and a unilateral decision was made without any other input", then the solution installed was two things: Expensive and short-lived. No joke.

This applies to any software that requires data storage that we've dealt with in that last 10 years (IE: "This" lifetime). From CRM to Telephony and Web. I gave up my TechNet subscription over 6 years ago because no client had chosen a Microsoft solution for Server-side operations in three years.

Recommendations to other buyers: It's too easy to install on a virtual system and use it to pass up the opportunity to check it out before using something else. Coding is so similar to MSSQL and PostgreSQL so the learning curve is very flat. And if you are considering a nonSQL storage method for any form of data, you should likely reconsider. MySQL allows most desktop applications for single users to become Web applications for anywhere from one user to Millions of users. It can also allow the movement of CPU usage from a local machine to a much more powerful server.

DB Backend Companion

Oct 24, 2016
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Easy to use
Easy to integrate

Cons: Procedures and Triggers may need improvement

Overall: I have used Oracle, SQL server for backend storage for many years.
But for the last 3 years, I extensively used MYSQL for my all application development. I am wondering what a great tool which replaces Oracle and SQL Server, and becoming the mostly used one by every company. I would say that there is no company without MYSQL.

MYSQL is ver easy to use, connect external systems and integration with many systems without any difficulty .

I would say that MYSQL will became mandatory for everyone in few years. To achieve this,I think little bit changes required.
UI Interface (Basically have an explorer where all components exposed. So the developers can easily drag and drop into the editor with input parameters which builds the query automatically)

All the best for to be world leader.

Recommendations to other buyers: UI improvemt

MySQL is a Great Tool for Learners

Oct 12, 2016
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
2 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: MySQL is very easy to use and is a great way to quickly learn SQL. It doesn't have very many features, but it is a great value! I find it a very good software.

Awesome to use

Oct 07, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: Easy to use

Cons: GUI is not so good

Overall: mysql databse is easy to use. not expensive Good concurrancy bettwen multi user. Great experiance with data access

Recommendations to other buyers: no i dont have advice for mysql

One of Oracle's best products

Oct 07, 2016
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
2 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Comments: ..and the one most traditionally frequently used in organizations. Mysql has been around since Web 1 days, and isnt going anywhere. postgres and non relational offerings have gradually taken over, and with the split of Maria and other clones, Mysql use has decreased. Still a good producct

Simple to use

Oct 06, 2016
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: MySQL is simple to get to grips with and has great functionality when used in applications written in PHP.