MySQL Review

Performance, stability, and free version are key for us


How has it helped my organization?

Web portal database.

What is most valuable?

  • Free usage
  • Performance
  • Community

What needs improvement?

Scaling.

For how long have I used the solution?

More than five years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

There have been some problems with big table operations.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

Some problems with big table operations, and a struggle to keep the servers responding in peak situations.

How is customer service and technical support?

I don't have enough information about it, as I normally look for community support.

How was the initial setup?

Straightforward, and and easy to run.

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

Can range from free to quite expensive, depending on the environments and requirements, so better to really set goals ahead of setting it up.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

SQL Server, Oracle XE, MariaDB.

What other advice do I have?

It is a stable, reliable, and powerful solution that is quite suited for small to medium organizations and/or projects.

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