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Muhammad Nurazhan Moin
Real User
Senior Web Manager at a university with 501-1,000 employees
Feb 04 2018

What is most valuable?

* Open-source * Multi-platform * Lightweight * Simple to set up, configure and tune * Support for enterprise-grade features like clustering, master-slave replication, even… more»

How has it helped my organization?

Due to the open source licensing model, it has allowed small businesses like ours to adopt enterprise-grade database systems without incurring significant licensing costs.

What needs improvement?

It would be helpful if there were a graphical user interface to administer, configure, and tune it. If it had something similar to Microsoft’s DTS engine then it would be… more»

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

MySQL Enterprise Support is not cheap, though might still be cheaper than Oracle or SQL Server. They may not have local support depending on where you’re based, but there… more»

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

I’ve used SQL Server and Oracle for database systems. SQL Server is an excellent solution, in particular the DTS (Data Transformation System) which is not available for… more»

What other advice do I have?

As long as your application supports it well, and you are familiar with the scaling options and its limitations, you can’t go very wrong with MySQL, as it is a very mature… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

I’d been using other database systems like Microsoft’s SQL Server and Oracle Database before trying out MySQL. There are forks of MySQL maintained outside of Oracle, like… more»
ctsanders
Reseller
Partner at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Apr 06 2019

What is most valuable?

* Its ease of use * It's secure. * It's fast. * It has high-end processing. * It can distribute across clouds. * It has the ability to run on any operating system.

How has it helped my organization?

Yes, MySQL has improved numerous processes; it has given us the ability to create applications without absorbing major costs.

What needs improvement?

* I think a better front end would be a better solution (web application front end, similar to what Red Hat is doing to Fedora). * Another nice solution for MySQL… more»

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

I would suggest testing MariaDB before jumping in. This will give the user the ability to test the DB before using it. It is very easy to set up. MariaDB is free, and… more»

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

We use various versions, but most of the time this is based on the client's requirements.

What other advice do I have?

I would suggest running tests against MySQL, MariaDB, Oracle, PostgreSQL, and MS SQL to determine which one best suits your needs (cost, development, and integration… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

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QA Lead at a logistics company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Mar 04 2018

What is most valuable?

The most important features would be querying, the query language where you have the data definition or data modification language, as well. In some cases, we have to… more»

How has it helped my organization?

To give you an example, initially we didn't have a database server as such, and we had to make use of some database. Now we use something where we can share the instances… more»

What needs improvement?

I feel that some tools which make it easier to create queries or make it easier for other functions would be really interesting to see.

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

I'm not sure about pricing, I don't deal with the pricing. It's an organization decision.

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

I've used a lot of different solutions. MySQL is one of the top among them. Usability and scalability are some of the reasons we went with MySQL.

What other advice do I have?

No one tool fits the bill for every company. Do a feasibility study, and get to know what is can do before going in and developing.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

There were many options.
Tomas Dalebjörk
Real User
Information Technology Technician at a tech vendor with 51-200 employees
Feb 14 2018

What is most valuable?

How it uses clustering. The API's to PHP, ruby, perl, java, python, and many more high level programming languages makes it easy for us to deploy new features fast.

How has it helped my organization?

Since it has many integrations to web applications, it is very easy to install and deploy open source web applications.

What needs improvement?

How to scale out with shard clusters. The way how to handle replications needs to be improved, as we noticed that there are some performance drop of (using only one core for example)

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

Be sure to take backups of the solution, as this will check that the blocks are okay. We decided to use "DB Protection for MySQL" as it has options to perform block level incremental forever, and… more»

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

We have been using many different types of databases, and will most likely use this one for part of our systems, as it is has so much integration.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Yes, we checked MongoDB, PostgreSQL and MariaDB.
Miguel Araújo
Real User
IT Manager
Feb 28 2018

What do you think of MySQL?

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…
Manzeel Uprety
Real User
Co-Founder at a non-tech company with 1-10 employees
Oct 10 2018

What is most valuable?

I have found the following features valuable: * NetFlow of the whole system * Information flow and scaling * Communication between multiple collaborators and stakeholders * Its user-friendly features.

How has it helped my organization?

* It provides visibility, where something was either broken or in pieces only. * 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… more»

What needs improvement?

The only service which could be improved is its usability. The entire user experience needs to be revamped to meet the 2018 design standards.

What other advice do I have?

The overall service is great.
Haim Tzadok
Reseller
Co-Founder/CEO at Grigale LTD
Feb 04 2018

What do you think of MySQL?

How has it helped my organization?

It dramatically improved use for several of my customers.

What is most valuable?

This depends on my customers' use.

What needs improvement?

SQL and NoSQL use.

For how long have I used the solution?

More than five years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

When configured correctly, no stability issues.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

When configured correctly, no scalability issues.

How are customer service and technical support?

Very good.

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

MySQL Support Services by Percona. I switched to Oracle MySQL services because of a better ROI.

How was the initial setup?

There is no obvious answer. It depends.

What's my experience

Yongho Gil
Vendor
User at a software R&D company with 10,001+ employees
Jun 10 2018

What do you think of MySQL?

What is our primary use case?

I use MySQL for employee service in an OLTP database.

What is most valuable?

I use MySQL for various purposes. Sometimes I have used MyISAM as a storage engine rather than InnoDB.

What needs improvement?

When working with a cluster wide, I have to use the MySQL cluster version.

For how long have I used the solution?

One to three years.

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

The 5.7 version has very better performance improvement over the previous version.

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What is MySQL?

Until its recent acquisition by Oracle, MySQL was possibly the most renowned open source database enterprise package that could be accessed completely for free. With the merger, the server increased both its features and its price tag, but there is still a free version available to the general community to contribute ideas and suggestions.

MySQL is a fast and relatively inexpensive database management system. It can easily integrate with a wide variety of programming languages, and it is considered to be a very reliable option. One of the most prominent features that customers seem to enjoy is the easy scalability of this system.

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