MySQL Review

Easy to use, easy to deploy, and stable with useful table partitioning feature

What is our primary use case?

We are using it for RADIUS protocol, which is for network access. We are tracking the duration of user stations.

What is most valuable?

Table partitioning is most valuable. It is easy to use.

What needs improvement?

I am looking for the Temporal SQL feature, which basically means that there is complete history for each table. This feature is currently available in MariaDB.

PostgreSQL has something called a foreign-data wrapper, which is another way to access external data from inside. MySQL could have a similar feature.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using this solution intermittently for six months. 

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

It is stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

It is scalable. We currently have six users.

How are customer service and technical support?

I don't have any experience with their technical support.

How was the initial setup?

Its initial setup was straightforward. It took 10 minutes.

What about the implementation team?

I did it myself. We have two people for its deployment and maintenance.

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

I am not paying, but I am not sure about the exact licensing requirements.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

It is always compared with PostgreSQL and Microsoft SQL Server.

What other advice do I have?

I would recommend this solution to others. I plan to keep using it.

I would rate MySQL an eight out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

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