MySQL Review

Offers valuable security features and has good connectors and backup features


What is our primary use case?

The main reason that customers pick MySQL is that it's cost-efficient.

What is most valuable?

Apart from the features that are in the enterprise part, we find the database to be
valuable. The connectors and the backup features are valuable as well. We use the
basic database. We don't really use the extra features. Our clients like the security
features in the database.

What needs improvement?

We would like to see more security.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using MySQL for three years. 

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

My customers haven't mentioned having any problems with stability. 

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

Scalability is good enough.

How are customer service and technical support?

I haven't contacted Oracle in regards to MySQL but I have contacted Oracle support for other things. They're okay but from my end, the problem is that they're not proactive. From one to five, I would rate them a four. 

There's a lot of documentation on the Oracle support portal even though you must be contracted customer. There is also a lot of support information on the community portals and google search in general. This is the reason we picked MySQL from the rest.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup isn't so complex. You have to get a lot of support from the
community. From my end, it's not so complex. You should consult with the
community.

What other advice do I have?

My experience has been open-source. Oracle should start putting in some of the enterprise features in the standard version. There are some key features that should be part of the standard. Things like replication should be part of the standard version as opposed to it being in the enterprise version.

I would rate them an eight out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
**Disclosure: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer: Partner
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