What is most valuable?
MySQL is strongly recommended for web applications and LAMP architecture systems. The most valuable feature of this product for me is its graphical interface which allows me to do the database administration easily. Another important feature is its reliability, the decent performance, and the fact it is an open source product.
How has it helped my organization?
It gives us the opportunity to create backups of our databases easily and loop through them with minimum effort.
What needs improvement?
I think that the stored procedures and the development tools to write and debug large queries could be improved.
For how long have I used the solution?
I have used MySQL for about 10 years.
What do I think about the stability of the solution?
There were no issues with stability.
What do I think about the scalability of the solution?
There was no issue with scalability.
How are customer service and technical support?
We have not used technical support. The community is large enough to find the solution when something comes up.
Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?
We used many SQL database solutions like PostgreSQL and SQLite and NoSQL databases like MongoDB. The choice depends on the project.
How was the initial setup?
The initial setup was straightforward.
What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?
I think that the Open Source product would cover the needs of most projects. In some cases, the advanced features are needed. They could use the enterprise edition, which is reasonably priced.
Which other solutions did I evaluate?
We have evaluated and used different products like SQLite. It depends on the requirements and the needs of the project.
What other advice do I have?
I believe that it is the ideal solution for a variety of projects with a small learning curve compared to other solutions. It allows you to be efficient quickly.