MySQL Review

​We use it for enterprise data storage as well as part of the back-end of websites and web applications


How has it helped my organization?

We use MySQL for enterprise data storage as well as part of the back-end of websites and web applications.

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature of MySQL is the informative error outputs of command line interface.

What needs improvement?

MySQL needs improvements on its diagnostic features.

For how long have I used the solution?

More than five years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

No issues.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

MySQL is not easily scalable on cost effective consumer grade hardware.

How are customer service and technical support?

I would rate technical support as a 10 out of 10.

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

Not applicable. No previous solution.

How was the initial setup?

Setup is easy. MySQL of various flavours has community editions to easily test, deploy, and run.

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

Enterprise editions and support are definitely needed for the heavy users who need direct support. 

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

No.

What other advice do I have?

One should ensure the availability of proper hardware before any optimization attempt from the software level.

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