MySQL Review

A stable solution with a community version, but the enterprise manager license should cover more virtual machines

What is our primary use case?

We use it for financial transactions such as money remittance.

What is most valuable?

It has a community version. When I have to create a new database, I have no problems with licenses.

What needs improvement?

It can have better monitoring. In addition, the enterprise manager should be able to cater to more than one virtual machine. Currently, you need one license per server. It seems a bit too much to get one license for one enterprise manager. I hope the enterprise manager for MySQL can accommodate more virtual machines for MySQL.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using this solution for a decade.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

It is stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

We have categorized the amount of data we have as big data, although we haven't really been using it much.

We have 2,000 people in our company, and we have over 100 virtual machines installed with MySQL.

How are customer service and technical support?

Because we are using the community version, we haven't had the chance to contact the technical support of MySQL.

How was the initial setup?

It is easy for us. After a few trials or installing it a few times, we have benchmarked and created best practices for installing it.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

It has a community version.

What other advice do I have?

If you are not into command-line usage, I don't think MySQL is for you. I found MySQL easier to use by using the command line rather than by using the workbench. The workbench is comparatively slow, especially when exporting.

I would rate MySQL a seven out of ten.

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**Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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