MySQL Review

​It’s been used as the main databases for a lot of the developments we have done


What is most valuable?

  • Compatibility
  • Stability
  • Maintenance

These are very important points to keep in mind while deploying consumer facing products, it has to work.

How has it helped my organization?

It’s been used as the main databases for a lot of the developments we have done.

As for special features it offers, I wouldn’t say there’s a key one, but I do appreciate the stability it has.

What needs improvement?

  • Real-time
  • Event driven results
  • Geolocation data
  • Non-text storage

For how long have I used the solution?

Over five years now.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

No, I’d say this is the best.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

It’s not easy to scale horizontally, don’t think it was ever meant for it. Lacks ease of installation and continuous usage.

How are customer service and technical support?

Not applicable.

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

No, in fact, I switched away from it in new developments.

How was the initial setup?

It’s very straightforward, really easy to install. Configuration is easy to understand and to change.

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

Since Oracle bought MySQL, I’ve seen a slow development. I would recommend the community server if you have to have MySQL, but I wouldn’t license or purchase it.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

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