MySQL Pros and Cons

MySQL Pros

Patryk Golabek
CTO/Software Architect at Translucent Computing Inc
This specific version of this MySQL has been battle tested for a long time. Any issues are known issues and we pretty much don't have any problems when they're in production. So it's very stable.
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NareshMote
Database Engineer at L Brands, Inc.
MySQL is open-source. There are a lot of open-source communities trying to come up with their own patches, and to come up with their own features, which help MySQL develop faster than traditional databases like Oracle, which is closed source.
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reviewer830019
CCO at a construction company with 11-50 employees
The solution is very simple. It's easy to use. That's the most important feature.
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Grégory Tabourin
Infrastructure Platform Engineer at a cloud provider with 51-200 employees
The solution is free to use, which is its most valuable aspect.
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reviewer1139685
Business Intelligence Manager at a translation and localization position with 501-1,000 employees
The initial setup was pretty straightforward. I would have worked with our IT team in terms of the initial setup.
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George Otako
CEO at OS Labs
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.
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Manzeel Uprety
Co-Founder at Mero Reading Room
It creates a unified view of the entire architecture and performance factor, helping to manage the network more easily.
It has a remote access feature to manage the database from a remote location. This enables in-work collaboration.
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MySQL Cons

Patryk Golabek
CTO/Software Architect at Translucent Computing Inc
In terms of what I'd like to see in the next release, one thing that's always missing is dash boarding. There's no real BI tool for MySQL, like there is in Yellowfin and all the different tools that you get. They all have MySQL connectors, but there's no specific BI tool for MySQL. These open source projects have sprung up, but they're more general purpose.
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NareshMote
Database Engineer at L Brands, Inc.
They should come up with a better solution than the NDB cluster for better scaling. If they could come up with a better solution for write scaling, apart from the NDB cluster, which is supported by all open source communities, that would be great. Although the NDB cluster, I believe, is an open-source tool, it's not widely supported as a solution.
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reviewer830019
CCO at a construction company with 11-50 employees
The replication needs improvement. It's becoming a native cloud product like Oracle DB or Cockroach DB.
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Grégory Tabourin
Infrastructure Platform Engineer at a cloud provider with 51-200 employees
From a user perspective, the initial setup could be simplified a bit.
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reviewer1139685
Business Intelligence Manager at a translation and localization position with 501-1,000 employees
I find the Microsoft solution a bit better. But mostly in terms of the UI layout, I would say. I just find it a little bit more efficient.
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George Otako
CEO at OS Labs
Oracle should start putting in some of the enterprise features in the standard feature. There are some key features that should be part of the standard.
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Manzeel Uprety
Co-Founder at Mero Reading Room
The only service which could be improved is its usability. The entire user experience needs to be revamped to meet the 2018 design standards.
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Learn what your peers think about MySQL. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: April 2020.
426,265 professionals have used our research since 2012.