MySQL Review

Allows us to maintain very large tables without jumping through the hoops.


What is most valuable?

Simple syntax and simple administration are the most valuable features.

How has it helped my organization?

It allows us to maintain very large tables without jumping through the hoops that are required by the commercial products such as Oracle.

What needs improvement?

Multi-master replication could be a bit more reliable.

For how long have I used the solution?

Counting the earlier versions, we are using this solution for over ten years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

Compared to the other database solutions, there were no stability issues as such.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

Sharding is relatively straightforward.

How are customer service and technical support?

We run the Community version, so technical support doesn't apply.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We tried Oracle for a while but it was too much of a resource hog.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We looked at Oracle and PostgreSQL.

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