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


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350 Reviews

  • 4.5 / 5
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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 and Recovery
  • Data Migration
  • Data Replication
  • Data Security
  • Database Conversion
  • Mobile Access
  • NOSQL
  • Performance Analysis
  • Queries
  • Relational
  • Virtualization

MySQL Reviews Recently Reviewed!


Outstanding Database System

Oct 23, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: - First off it is free and open source

- Excellent scale-able database system

- Works perfectly with Linux or Unix servers

- When paired with PHP MyAdmin you can easily work inside your databases from anywhere

- Excellent storage capacity and retrieval

- Can easily store millions of records without issue

- Did I mention it is FREE!

Cons: - Unless you want to be working in a command prompt you need to install 3rd party software like PHP MyAdmin to administrate the database; that said most hosting companies install these by default for you already.

- Some built-in functions to MySQL actually slow down queries to a crawl and ignore your indexes; for example using the DATE() on a datetime column ignores any index in that column.

- Not as robust as Oracle or SQL for large datasets; it will work but it does slow down performance as your data pool grows. Normally this does not happen until you get well into the millions of records and even then there are things you can do to speed up performance but it is worth noting it is not as fast out of the box as other enterprise systems.

Overall: I have been using MySQL for years now to design and deploy dynamic websites and online software. It is one of the easiest and best database systems I have used. It does have a few quirks and things that can get a little frustrating from time to time, but all in all it is an amazing system and I don't hesitate to recommend it to anyone. Because it is free there really isn't a lot of direct support for it. That said there is a huge community of users and it is normally very easy to find an answer to question or get help when you need it. This is truly one of the best database systems you can use.

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MySQL is a super database program and it's free!

Jun 25, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: When I first started keeping a customer database, I started with MS Access because it seemed the fastest and easiest option and I had MS Office already. Then I discovered the Linux operating system and decided I wanted to use open source software whenever possible. And the first program I found was MySQL. I converted my ACCESS database over to MySQL and haven't looked back since. This was in 1998. Soon thereafter I found that I could write PHP web pages to display my customer database records in a lot of neat ways, so I learned to how to write PHP pages. I've been using MySQL and PHP pages ever since. MySQL is fast, it has all the features you want, and don't worry about number of records in your databases it will handle all you need.

Cons: I was familiar with the linux terminal when I started using MySQL so that wasn't completely foreign to me. Of course I quickly realized database language is completely different, so I had to start learning select statement, insert delete etc. But since there weren't many complicated things I needed to do (mostly just select statements insert delete update statements) it didn't take me long to be able use the MySQL cli. Although there are GUI tools for MySQL, I never really spent much time on them, other than phpMySQL, which is a great tool for MySQL. The downside of MySQL is you have to learn its language. And that takes time. But then again that's the beauty of MySQL.

Overall: First, I pay nothing for this software, its open source and freely downloadable on as many computers as you want. Second, it is reliable. Backups are a breeze with mysqldump statements, and restores are just as easy and quick. Third, it is very fast. Do yourself a favor. Take the time to learn this database software. You won't regret it.

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Excellent database management system

Apr 16, 2018
4/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: MySQL is open source software that allows anyone to use it and modify it. Anyone can download the MySQL source code and use it without paying. Anyone interested can study the source code and adjust it to their needs.

MySQl is a relational, multi-threaded and multi-user database system with more than six million installations and is widely used in web applications, such as Drupal or phpBB, on platforms (Linux / Windows-Apache-MySQL-PHP / Perl / Python)

Its popularity as a web application is mostly related to PHP, which usually appears in combination with MySQL.

This database manager is one of the best in terms of performance since the speed of opreciones is very good.

You can be executed in low-resource machines since the consumption of requirements for its execution is very low.

It supports several opertative systems and is very easy to install and configure.

There are a number of good quality software tools that provide management and development workspace functions. MySQL Workbench and TOAD for MySQL are good examples.

Being open source there is a large amount of help on the Internet and this should help to reduce, in a production environment, incident handling times. Also, a lot of information so that your development team can read.

Cons: A large percentage of MySQL utilities are not documented.

The support for triggers is basic so there are certain limitations in what can be done with them.

By handling referential integrity with non-transactional MyISAM tables.

It does not treat them differently from the rest of the fields.

Privileges for a table are not automatically deleted when a table is deleted.

A REVOKE command must be explicitly used to remove privileges from a table.

Overall: I am a developer of systems under web environment, and in many opportunities I use the MySQL database manager, it is a fundamental tool in my team for a long time.

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

Nov 23, 2016
5/5
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4 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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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.

Best open source relational database for beginners and experienced professionals

Jan 14, 2018
4/5
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5 / 5
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4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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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.

Excellent relational database manager

Apr 19, 2018
4/5
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5 / 5
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3 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: iv'e been developing for a few years now and using MySQL has made my programming an absolute breeze. MySQL is designed to focus on big data, especially for web development I originally used Microsoft SQL Server but chose to use MySQL instead which provides a great opportunity for a platform that is easy to integrate., is easily scaleable and has great data integrity. As i use MySQL for my company, we now have over 300 various active tables processing our data on a daily basis. Plugging into my IDE's for web development is extremely easy and reliable to work with. Because of its popularity over the years, there are solutions to nearly everything in MySQL. The amount of online learning material makes this a simple investment for anyone looking to utilize databases in their projects

MySQL is a great place to start for companies that don't foresee using relational databases.

Cons: Porting a MySQL application to Microsoft SQL Server, or to a competing SQL database engine, requires a significant amount work. as MYSQL is not backward compatible. Although in theory it is scalable up to 8 TB, MySQL can not work efficiently with large database.

Overall: As it's extremely easy to use, iv'e had no reason to change over to another database manager. However in theory it is scalable up to 8 TB, MySQL can not work efficiently with large database which is becoming a growing concern for me as my companies data is growing substantially.

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MySQL is very fast and powerful for small and medium projects

Jul 07, 2018
4/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
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3 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: Mysql has been my favorite database since I started programming, it's easy to install, it's simple to find an application that connects to the database and do the administration in graphical mode, many content managers and e-commerce stores use mysql by default and has helped me carry out several projects, I like that most hosting providers have MySQL support at no additional cost. It is free this is important to reduce the costs in the projects. Mysql is certainly fast and light, the installation requirements are minimal and with few resources, I have used it in Windows and Linux without any problem in both, but the host operating system has never been a limitation and I use it in a Linux environment every time it's possible. Something I like a lot is the documentation that there is of all kinds, which helps the administration and the development of new applications.

Cons: I think that mysql needs to improve in terms of the variety of data types in other databases. I find more complex types of data that are sometimes necessary, another point that should be improved is the power of the procedures that I consider limited compared to those of others. Other brands. Since Oracle bought mysql, the community is not sure about the future of this software, so it has created mistrust in me and I do not like this.

Overall: I have had many benefits of Mysql, my first mysql for professional use, I have installed many systems using Mysql from content managers to web applications made to measure, I have grown with mysql for many years using it both to work in companies and for particular jobs for companies. clients I have won the congratulations of my bosses as well as promotions and congratulations from my client for certain jobs

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An Opensource Necessity for Any PHP Website

Jul 06, 2018
5/5
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3 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: MySQL first and foremost is an opensource database management system. That in and of itself makes it extremely valuable as it is already free. Essentially, MySQL allows you to create different databases. Within these databases, you can have any number of tables. These tables can hold all kinds of information. From unique ids to integers to strings, almost any kind of data can be stored in their database system.

It runs based on the SQL language which makes sorting data a breeze and search functions are brilliant once you learn the language. I often use MySQL in relation to PHP websites, and it is integrated seamlessly. Pulling data from a database, adding to it, and updating information is very simple using this program.

It's a very powerful tool with a lot of features. Furthermore, it also is easy to install on almost any website as long as you have ftp access.

Cons: MySQL is not easy to use. While there are a ton of different features, you need to know what you are doing. It is a large learning curve and can take a lot of time for users to get a hang of it. Once the learning curve is breached, it becomes quite a bit easier, Breaching that learning curve is tough, however.

Furthermore, MySQL runs slow on large tables. While this is understandable, updates could be made to increase the speed of the program.

Overall: While there is a large learning curve, MySQL is a powerful tool that allows you to manipulate data easily with simple SQL statements.

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My mysql Experience

Aug 10, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
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2 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: Simply amazing, the response speed of the query both in the bath and in the phpyadmin interface.

The low cost of the resources required makes it suitable for applications and programs of small to medium size which makes it really functional, personally in my previous work and by company policies that only required open source applications and Free, mysql me It was the perfect answer because it had everything, speed, optimization, performance, easy to install and manage

Cons:

As an administrator I have always tried to achieve the standardization of all my systems, both in codification and in the behavior of the databases and in mysql I have found many failures that even with (more than 15 years in the market), errors are found without the proper documentation, errors that even the community of oracle and mysql have not been able to solve, to the nomenclature of the errors is very generic and a single error code can refer to several different errors

Overall: If u have a small size and medium size business, with data that does not require a lot of security use Mysql for sure and by far the best option

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The common

Aug 22, 2018
4/5
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5 / 5
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4 / 5
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4 / 5
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4 / 5
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Pros: - It is one of the most downloaded worldwide, it is easy to use with graphic tools such as Phpmyadmin for example.

- It is very linked to web programming, so, content managers such as Joomla or Drupal place it as their first option, within the technical requirements, the latest versions indicate that they should use the

version of mysql 5.5.3.

- I recommend working with mysql when you are studying or starting in the world of programming to practice the sql language.

- It allows to work with relational databases, personally I have not worked with large volumes of data so I can not say that it handles them without problems, however with a web page that stored multimedia

material developed in Joomla I was very good.

- Mysql can be used in any operating system, I relate it directly to windows since it is very easy to install in the famous packages that include php + mysql + apache.

- Various adaptations or forks have been generated from mysql, such as MariaDB

- In general, it has all the advantages of a database manager, robust, simple, flexible

Cons: - I have read that it does not have a lot of documentation, however, I think that it should be searched better, since the forums are the best allies.

- Personally a cons, is that it has been purchased by Oracle.

- MySql has double licensing

Overall: My experience using mysql has been satisfactory, for 5 years I used it together with joomla for the administration of a web page.

MySql in my daily life

Aug 08, 2018
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4 / 5
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4 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: With this product, I can easily manage, organize and manipulate the data. It helps a lot in my daliy life to handle the data with stored procedures, triggers, cursors, functions, views etc. Easil adding new schemas in a table by simply using create table syntax or adding/modifying data with insert/update/alter query. Maximum of my work done from back end (MySql), if data is not coming in the table then i just check the table columns values. The best thing i like kt most is that it is open source application, anyone can easily use it.

Cons: MySQL manages the large amount of stored procedures, functions, views, tables with number of columns but it doesnt handle with efficient manner. Sometimes, the transactions with large amount of data cannot done with good manner, it impacts on performace of the displays.

Overall: I used this product in my daily basis. Everytime i need to check credentials from back end table. Always check the data from back end whenever faced issue on some display. Using in-built function like ranking(), concat(), reverse(), substring(), etc.

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It's a user friendly platform, short learning curve. Many tools available. Easy to create database

May 27, 2018
4/5
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5 / 5
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4 / 5
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3 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: MySql is an robust relational database software, Best of all, it is FREE on small and media scales business, it's supported on much operating systems. It's very easy to use and a lot of people are able to understand easier. Tons of online tutoriales. in other words, It's the database for the Web. You do not need specialized help. There's a very big users comunity. It offers fast solution complex database problems for sample the Export Function prove ways to manipulate data.

Cons: MySQL was an open-source database. Since 2009 Oracle purchase Sun Microsystems (including MySQL) for 7.5 billons causing user and developers to begin to debating the fate of the open-source database. MySQL has now propietary and close-source modules.MySQL hasn't changed direction dramatically since it was acquired by Oracle, but Oracle still owns it, which make some developers nervous. Oracle does not accept patches or provide a public roadmap.

MySQL is powerful, flexible and a true RDBMS!

Aug 16, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: Who does not want free and open-source software? Who does not want RDBMS software that has the features of all database functions that you are looking for? I love MySQL very much because of its FOSS nature, flexibility, reliability and dependability. I always use MySQL in systems I am developing and designing regardless of the programming language. It's truly a powerful back-end applications that incorporate encryption to all important data of my database. I can assure that RDBMS has a property of ACID - atomicity, consistency, isolation and durability. All transaction-related tasks are safely executed.

Cons: Nothing! So far, I can have database connections perfectly fine with MySQL. I love also MySQL documentations and community support.

Overall: I can say that MySQL is my favorite RDBMS because ever since I never had a problem connecting and designing my back-end. I don't want to consider any RDBMS because MySQL is a true definition of "flexible" RDBMS.

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MySQL the best free database manager

Apr 17, 2018
5/5
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3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: The tool is open source and allows to verify the fundamental questions such as the how and where of the data that has been loaded, as well as to develop new variants to the processes defined in the application, as a user you can manage the security systems and define the restrictions without much difficulty.

MySQL operates in any operating system and has a very good management speed, in fact, I think it is the database manager with the best speed of response to the requested processes. Additionally, it has a very low data corruption index, which makes it a good option for data associated with the cloud.

It is necessary to have a good definition of the relationships that link the different associated information tables, this will allow the behavior of the database within the manager to be excellent.

It can be run on a computer with limited resources

Cons: It requires that you invest a good time in learning it, since the program is not intuitive, as the administrators of databases linked to companies.

There are many processes that are not documented in detail or intended for people with little experience.

Errors can be generated in processes linked to a multiple edition

Overall: It allowed me to create my first relational database, with very little cost and scarce technological resources, which I linked to postgis and through an open source environment to mount a small gis that satisfied the requirements of the institution where I was part at that time

My only reliable database server/software.

Sep 15, 2018
5/5
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4 / 5
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4 / 5
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3 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: This is one of the software(RDBMS) I use on daily basis. My every work which need to store data is saved on this database server. It is really easy to set up, easy to use. Have lots of opensource database GUI/editor. As an opensource project it is secure and lots of tutorials. It is the best RDBMS available in the market and it's free of cost. You can use most of the software with MySQL as a database.

Cons: Mysql server needs a big (more than 512mb ram) amount of ram and IoT (Less ram) cant use my SQL as their primary database. The complexcity of this database a bit high. You need lots more knowledge then other to purform any task.

Overall: I love the open-source idea and there are lots of tutorials on how you can make things work. If you got an error you can search and get the result as quickly as possible. I have opensource MySQL GUI which workes very good. Mysql has lots of software and you can accomplish any work with them. It's simple and updated frequently which I love the most.

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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4 / 5
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5 / 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.

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MySQL is a database you can stand up almost anywhere so you can solve mid-sized problems hassle free

Aug 28, 2018
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4 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: MySQL is easy to set up, easy to use and simple to administer. It has 90% of the features I want in a relational database, which is more than a fair trade for administrative ease.

Cons: MySQL doesn't include window functions, so aggregations and analysis has to be done outside the database. Also, it's not screaming fast. Of course, some of that has to do with the fact that I haven't optimized the database nor my server, but as I mentioned before, I've prioritized simplicity over speed/performance.

Overall: I use MySQL as an ad-hoc datawarehouse. When I began doing data analysis, I was working in Excel and found myself joining spreadsheets with over 10,000 rows pretty often. It quickly became apparent that I needed something that could handle relational queries but didn't need to serve a data storage location. So I stood up a MySQL database on my laptop, imported a few data sets and allowed it to grow from there. It's become an invaluable tool for our office due to its simplicity and ease of use.

Good, cured and free database engine. What else?

Mar 31, 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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5 / 5
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Pros: Although this database is aimed for the tech savvy, we did not have any problem at all in the 12 years that we've been using it. No corruptions, no data loss and free.

Performance is good. May be a little slower than others in huge databases although we didn't get to that point yet. We have tables with millions of records that query and update even quicker than SQL server.

The community is enormous and searching the web you can get help with any issue or doubt.

It can be used as server over Windows and Linux OS's, beeing the latter the one that ofers the best performance of both.

Paid support is available.

Cons: In Linux maintenance, updates and all that stuff is done using command line which is ok but not that convenient. Of course there are third party tools.

Overall: An excellent database with many years of experience and improvement...and it's even free!

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My experience with MySQL is very good, a very light and easy to handle database.

Mar 10, 2018
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5 / 5
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3 / 5
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Pros: My experience with MySQL is very good, a very light and easy to handle database.My experience with MySQL is very good, a very light and easy to handle database.

The sql statements are simple, it is a database that can be installed on almost any computer, it does not have many hardware requirements. In addition, it is available in almost all hosting providers. I like to connect it with web systems.

Cons: MySQL is not recommended for large volumes of data, since queries become extremely slow. Also, you can not use prepared statements, you can only create dynamic SQL statements (concatenating strings), in these cases you have to use tools like addslashes, htmlspecialchars and others; and the other, is not object oriented.

Overall: MySQL allows me to create a database for a website in a quick and easy way without major worries. When I'm going to make a simple system, I only think of MySQL.

Excellent relational database, suitable for any project

Aug 27, 2018
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4 / 5
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Pros: Now the Internet has a lot of applications (in our company, such applications are also actively developed), in the course of which calculations are performed over huge data sets. It is more convenient to store such information in a structured form, namely in the form of tables. Earlier we tried to develop our own system, but we realized that we can not compete with MySQL. This database management system is well thought out, intelligently implemented and easily scaled. That is, if we run a small project, we do not need to use the news of DBMS functionality, but over time, when the project grows, a lot of clients appear, MySQL very much helps out.

Cons: For inexperienced programmers, it may be difficult to install, configure, and maintain the performance of this database.

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The KING of FREE DATABASES

Oct 25, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: Any PHP developer would know what MySQL is. It is perhaps the most widely used RDBMS software in the industry. It is easily the most scalable database that is available for FREE. It rivals the performance of PAID counterparts such as MSSQL and is probably the FIRST choice when it comes to implementing an OPEN SOURCE application system.

Cons: I think the CONS of the FREE version is SUPPORT. If you encounter any problems with the software, you have to pay for the PREMIUM support, unlike the PAID versions which comes with FREE support.

Overall: Overall, I will always recommend using MySQL for small to medium sized applications which could be mission critical. It is the BEST choice for implementing OPEN SOURCE projects and probably the only database you will ever need in implementing PERSONAL projects. There is a HUGE community behind it so you should be in good hands.

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MySQL is great for beginners who are just starting the process of learning SQL.

Nov 03, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: By far the best features of MySQL is the easy to understand user interface. It does take some computer knowledge to get it set up and connected to a database, but once that is done, writing and executing SQL statements is super easy.

Also, there is tons of helpful tutorials all over the internet for getting MySQL up and runnings.

Cons: Because it is so user friendly and created for SQL beginners, it doesn't seem to have the level of details or functions that Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio has. That being said, MySQL will suffice for 90% of users.

Overall: My business creates software that public schools use to create their budgets each year, and all of the data is stored on Microsoft SQL servers. I was able to use MySQL to learn how to query those databases and troubleshoot problems for our clients. It really is an invaluable tool for my office.

It is the best database I have ever used. It is very easy to use and learning is very fast.

Apr 16, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: - It's free and open source.

- Most hosting have MySQL pre-installed at no cost.

- It's a fast database.

- Can handle large data.

- It has good user access control and data security

- There is a lot of documentation on the internet.

Cons: - It admits the declaration of foreign or foreign keys in the creation of tables, internally it does not treat them differently from the rest of the fields.

- Privileges for a table are not automatically deleted when a table is deleted

table.

- The CAST () conversion function does not support conversion to REAL or BIGINT.

- The MySQL documentation that these shortcomings were not a problem, since that was what they needed in principle.

Overall: This software helps me a lot in my career, I am a programmer with more than 6 years of experience and MySQL is my day to day. I highly recommend it.

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Excellent for small databases

Oct 11, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
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Pros: It is an excellent tool that I use for all the projects that must manage the database, it handles very good security of the data. It is very easy to install for Windows and Linux, and Unix, and there is a lot of documentation on the web, the consumption of resources is quite low.

Cons: When you want to import a large volume of information into the database, the graphical interface freezes and you need to perform cmd commands. Another disadvantage is that if you have to grow the size of the database and use all the memory of the server you must go to the paid version.

Overall: I have used it in all projects that require a medium database, the performance is acceptable for medium transactions, I think it is very good that relationships can be established between the tables in the database, and thus maintain the referential integrity

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Mysql is a fantastic product. With it i have achieved full control of my database and queries.

Mar 28, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: The product is very responsive.

It has a well structured database user interface that makes it easy to navigate through your data.

The user interface is intuitive and doesn't require a lot of training to comprehend.

It provides full control of stored data as well as making queries.

Cons: Mysql is sometimes restricted by Random Access Memory(RAM). If you have too many programs running that have high RAM usage, there is a good change that mysql will stop working or even refuse to start up.

Overall: This is a fantastic product. The best product for mysql database management. It enables the end user to view the stored data in a comprehensive format as well as run queries instantly.

With mysql software you will not need scripts to run your database queries rather you have a gui provided for this specific purpose.

If you need a database, Mysql is a good option

Apr 13, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: MySQL is a good RDBMS. Can do anything you need and can manage a very large amount of datas as like as a very important RDBMS like Oracle od MS Sql Server. You need a database for your web site, MySQL is perfect. You need a database for DWH? MySQL can help you. Need communicate information to others systems? MySQL id the database for you. Can use it easily with a lot of clients programs (Windows, Linux, MacOS) and by browser (phpMyAdmin, for example). I saw a lot of Case Use of MySQL in Enterprise environment and some Database Administrator prefer it instead of Oracle or similar.

Cons: Oracle and Ms SQL Server have more years of experience rather than MySQL, but this gap will be reduced soon in a few years.

I am giving this review as mysql developer

Aug 05, 2018
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: If yo ask me to use database based on data security I will suggest to use mysql.it is very reliable and easy to use.It is open source database so anyone can use it.It is very easy to install for anyone.It is not expensive as oracle.The most important thing is it keeps specific type backup also and a sql user can use data log also when there is some issue. Command line behave is very friendly. Mysql has additional store engine also.

Cons: I faced poor performance issue when I give so many operation at a time so if you are using less operation then only prefer my sql otherwise you will face same. Mysql does not support many thing like commit and role.Mysql does not support that much support to debug store procedure.

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excellent database manager I recommend it

May 28, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: * MySQL software es Open Source.

* Speed when performing operations, which makes it one of the managers with better performance.

*Low cost in requirements for the elaboration of data bases, since due to its low consumption it can be executed in a machine with scarce resources without any problem.

*Ease of configuration and installation. Supports a variety of Operating Systems.

*Its connectivity, speed, and security make MySQL Server highly suitable for accessing Internet databases.

Cons: *A large percentage of MySQL utilities are not documented.

*It is not intuitive, like other programs (ACCESS).

Overall:

I recommend it is an excellent data manager, in my experience I am very excited for what it required

The standard in web development

May 13, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

2 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: MySQL is the standard in websites development. It is the default and adviced database management system to use in modern CMS like Drupal 8. Combined with the great PHPMyAdmin software, web developers can store data needed for websites to run easily and management them efficiently. MySQL is free, easy to install, customize, maintain, and also widely used.

Cons: MySQL may sometime be slower that it's competitors like PostGreSQL, but competitors do not have a compatibility as wide as MySQL in web development tools in general. MySQL also have some specific SQL syntax that may not be working when switching to an other DBMS.

Overall: MySQL is free, easy to install, customize, maintain, and also widely used.

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

Nov 08, 2017
3/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

2 / 5
Features & Functionality

1 / 5
Customer Support

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

Best open source RDMS

Aug 18, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: MySQL is the best RDBMS which is available to users free of cost (icing on the cake) as it is very easy to learn for beginners as well as professionals.

It is well supported by most of the programming languages.

All type of querying i.e Data Storing, Data fetching, Data manipulation - Great Performace.

Multiple user access.

Good option when concurrent connections required from users.

Continuous growing user base.

Cons: Support for user defined functions can be improved. Also, performance issues in Data Analysis & Reporting tasks.

Overall: Works pretty well for small to large businesses, fast and easy to manipulate and implement and join dynamic queries. Great feature of sub-queries.

A simply unparalleled database management software. And it's FREE.

Jul 31, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: This open source relational database management program is such an awesome and powerful tool that can handle all of our business data needs. It can take care of everything from backup and recovery to data security, migration and replication. It's the gold standard across all industries for a reason. There's really nothing more people can ask for from a database management software.

Cons: MySQL Wireless requires that you learn the language in order for you to maximize its potential, so it's not something to be trifled with. But at the same time, that's also the beauty of the program, because the learning never stops and neither does the growth.

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What can I say, it's the best open-source DB platform on the market.

Jul 10, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: MySQL is THE go to DB platform for both enterprise and home use. Home users get the open-source free version and it does everything they need it to do. The enterprise version is built to a near perfect spec. Systems like Percona, and MariaDB wouldn't be around if not for this base software. And yes, that means it is highly extensible.

Cons: I don't know of any because I've never had any issues that I couldn't deal with, by using the admin tools that come with it. If you're serious about it, learn the command line admin tools.

Overall: If you're serious about it, learn the command line admin tools, they will save you a lot of time if you run into any issues further down the line

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

Nov 16, 2017
3/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

2 / 5
Features & Functionality

1 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money
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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.

Database system for open source projects

Sep 14, 2018
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Open source software (yes, I am a fan)

Huge community

Really simple to use with PHP and other languages

Performance, although MariaDB is ahead

Widely used

Cons: Hard to scale

Owned by Oracle - I heard about a lot of problems with bugfixes and patches

Not driven by community, but Oracle

Overall: I was using this database system with my PHP aplications. I really did not encounter a lot of problems, for me it was just smooth relationship. It was allways easy to set up and get running. Performance was never big issue. It is also true that I didn't build large applications where scalability is issue and I heard about scalability problems with MySQL. But from my point of view - I can really recommend this database system to everyone.

Superior in Database Management Systems

Oct 24, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: MySQL is a full-featured database management systems that anyone can install and set up for free. I started using this product in 2015 and most of my undergraduate course related work are done using MySQL. For me, MySQL was easy to understand and even setting up did not require much time. It responses to queries in a microsecond. Creation of users, databases, tables and everything is one click away.

Cons: I have been using MySQL since 2015 and since then I have not faced any major issue.

Overall: When I started my undergraduate degree I had to find a good database management system. My first and last choice was MySQL. MySQL never disappointed me.

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It is a management system that allows you to modify your source code since your open source software

Mar 06, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: allows applications written in various programming languages to access their databases, thanks to its proven performance, reliability and ease of use, it is a database option for web-based applications due to its low concurrency in the modification of data and the environment is intensive in reading data, which makes MySQL ideal for this type of applications, is an alternative as an integrated database, distributed by thousands of ISV and OEM.

Cons: It causes integrity problems in highly concurrent environments at the time of modification. It has problems with the security vulnerability which arises because there is an encryption standard that can be used within a procedure stored in the database. In turn A large percentage of MySQL utilities are not documented and The size of the MySQL database can not work efficiently with large database. It also supports the declaration of foreign or foreign keys in the creation of tables.

Overall: Its main benefit is its ease to handle it. You can build and interact with a MySQL database, following simple rules in the SQL language that is the standard language. It can be executed in many systems since it is compatible with many systems.

Feature rich Database

Jul 31, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: It is available on multiple platforms like windows, mac, linux etc. It can be used for middle level bussinesses. Mysql is the good option for any general purpose cloud software.

We can call it low cost DBMS.

Both paid and free versions provides use many features and flexibility.

Cons: It provides many features and options to customize the User interface and in this way it becomes difficult to use for new user. The simple task like backup also takes more time and not that easy like other database options. It takes more time to adjust with MySQL Specially when you are moving from any other database to MySQL.

A great database engine that allows you to have all the power of the sql for free

May 24, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: 1.) Easy, fast and high performance This database is easy to use and works very fast. How is basically a modified version of SQL, a general knowledge of SQL is enough to work efficiently with MySQL.

2.)MySql, is a multiplatform database manager, is one of the most important advantages since not many managers are multiplatform.

Cons: 1.) A large percentage of MySQL utilities are not documented.

of the rest I have no other negative opinion about this software, it is an excellent database manager, which I highly recommend, excites many documents and tutors that facilitate their understanding

MySQL is the best open-source relational database management system.

Nov 08, 2018
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: MySQL is very user friendly relational database management system I have ever used.Just by knowing some simple SQL statements I can easily interact with database.Also the installation and use is very simple. That is why we use MySQL for most of our web applications.

Cons: The only issue I faced with MySQL is when it comes with date and time.It some times is little difficult.

Overall: I am using MySQL for most of our web applications.It is easy to use and is reliable.Also most of the developers are familiar with MySQL even before they start their career.It is the best relational database management system(RDBMS), I have ever used.

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Best database for developers

May 12, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: As a software developer every day i use mysql. And i know that, when you select,update or insert any query it responded very quickly. It is the light and very fast db for me. I prefer to use mysql in my projects and i recommended to everybody

Cons: I don't have any dissatisfied opinion about this product but installation of mysql server take much time. It would be better if they decrease the installation of this product.

Overall: I use mysql in my all projects. Because it is the best database server for storing informations. And queries executed very quickly. For that reason i recommended to everybody

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I have used MySql on several projects, from college projects to large and complex enterprise ones

Jun 12, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Mysql it's free to use, giving you the oportunity to develop and deploy any kind of software project easyly. It offers installers for all operative systems servers and cloud services. Really easy to deploy and maintain.

It offers command line management, but Oracle also provides a management tool called Mysql Workbech which makes ot even easier to use.

Almost all modern programming languages offer Mysql integration which makes it suitable for any development team regardless of the technology stack used.

Also, since it's so widely used, it offers tons of online documentation that can help developers to solve any challenge they may have

Cons: There isn't much to dislike about MySql, some people may say graphics tools are not as mature as other database products,

Overall: Free to use and deploy, easy to learn and mantain, ideal for any development team, can easyly be used for small to large and complex project.

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Database for beginners

Oct 23, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: One of the most commonly available database engines as part of hosting for small and medium-sized projects. The latest versions can boldly compete with a more serious engine such as PostgreSQL. SQL databases, relational and transactional. Simple to use and implementation, as fast as possible. For very extensive projects, I suggest thinking about something better.

Cons: Earlier versions did not support JSON fields, they could not deal with multiple unique fields in one table, there were no inheritance tables ... that's why I stopped using

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

Jan 17, 2018
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 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.

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Simple but powerful database administrator

Jul 18, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: It is one of the easiest database system to install and configure. It offers a very simple user interface, the time to learn how to use it is short. It is very efficient, fast, secure, reliable, with a great compatibility of simple and complex SQL queries. Integrable with most types of programming languages and operating systems.

Cons: I recommend it for databases that do not exceed 8TB, when databases are bigs tend to lose their efficiency compared to other database managers such as Oracle. The documentation is not very broad

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Standard for most web applications

Jul 03, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: MySQL is the database of choice for most content management systems (CMS) like WordPress, Drupal, Joomla, etc. It's a free, robust database that can handle a lot of data, is stable, and has a strong community with lots of online documentation and articles.

Cons: Doesn't have as many features as SQL Server or Oracle. Also isn't as fast as the spin-off database MariaDB. All in all though, a great solution that we use ALL the time!

Overall: Powerful SQL database that powers a good chunk of the internet, from WordPress to custom PHP applications. Use it constantly!

Excellent Transactional SQL Database!

Mar 15, 2018
5/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: MySQL has a low cost of entry, with the community version being open source. With it being open source software, there is a ton of reference material and documentation available to make administration and development easier to learn. MySQL is very powerful, driving some of the busiest web sites on the internet. Configuration options are almost endless. Technical requirements are relatively low, since the database server focuses on efficiency versus lots of user interface niceties. There are plenty of tools available, both from Oracle (the owners of MySQL) and third party developers that can be used to manage the servers and databases.

Cons: There's not a native way to sync multiple clusters of databases. There are third party tools to do this, but it would be nice if there were a native capability built-in to keep enviroments somewat simpler.

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The most used database manager

Jun 11, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: The best thing is its stability, every time they release a new version, I can be sure that it is reliable to update my system. It has maintained its database structure and interface in a similar way for many years

Cons: One disadvantage is that it is a little difficult to locate the documentation of some functions, but there is a large free community that respects the development and update.

Overall: For more than 5 years since I started programming, I have developed all my systems using MYSQl database manager with excellent results due to its high query speed.

It allows working in client-server mode, and is very good

May 10, 2018
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
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Pros: The software is Open Source. Speed when performing operations, which makes it one of the managers with better performance. Low cost in requirements for the elaboration of databases. Low probability of corrupting data, even if the errors do not occur in the manager itself, but in the system in which it is.

Cons: A large percentage of MySQL utilities are not documented. 2. It is not intuitive, it is a bit complicated in the interface but only with a little practice you get used to it.

Overall: Is very interesting and very good

MySql is a db I am most comfortable with

Oct 11, 2017
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 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.