MySQL Review

Open-source, good documentation, and the multiplatform support includes Linux, Windows and Mac

What is our primary use case?

I used MySQL for academic purposes. I use it for learning purposes.

You can start anything with MySQL.

You can build your own app, and store your data.

It's a free solution for development purposes.

What is most valuable?

It's a good tool, a good database platform. Everything you can do, you can do for free.

I like that it's open-source and that it's free. 

What needs improvement?

Typically security will be on a security layer. I haven't really looked into the security of it, but it should be good.

It could be more secure.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using MySQL for 16 or 17 years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

It's a stable solution.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

We have trained hundreds of users.

I will continue to use this solution for learning purposes.

How are customer service and technical support?

We have not contacted technical support.

How was the initial setup?

You can download it and start using it.

It's very easy to install. It's a one-click Windows installation.

You can install and configure everything in a half-hour to one hour.

There is a lot of documentation available.

The maintenance can be done by anyone who has installed and used it.

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

I have never used the enterprise level of MySQL. 

I use the open-source free community version.

I am sure that the Enterprise version of MySQL is cheaper than Microsoft SQL Server, or IBM and Oracle.

It's cheaper than other tools. 

What other advice do I have?

For anyone who wants to learn SQL, MySQL is free on Linux, Windows, or Mac Operating Systems.

MySQL can be deployed anywhere on the cloud or on a PC.

I would rate MySQL an eight out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

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