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RM
Senior Director IP led Services (PES) at a computer software company with 1,001-5,000 employees
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Top 5Leaderboard
A very good traditional database; simple, easy to use and provides decent service

What is our primary use case?

We store mostly the metadata-related information and that's our primary use case for MySQL, storing a transactional database. 

What is most valuable?

This is a good traditional database, it supports JSON and it is whatever you need for a simple solution. It fits well, is easy to use and provides good service.

What needs improvement?

I'd like to see some additional JSON query support in the solution. 

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The stability is fine. 

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

The scalability of the solution is fine although we haven't tested it too much. 

How are customer service and technical support?

There is no need to contact technical support. 

How was the initial setup?

What is our primary use case?

We store mostly the metadata-related information and that's our primary use case for MySQL, storing a transactional database. 

What is most valuable?

This is a good traditional database, it supports JSON and it is whatever you need for a simple solution. It fits well, is easy to use and provides good service.

What needs improvement?

I'd like to see some additional JSON query support in the solution. 

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The stability is fine. 

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

The scalability of the solution is fine although we haven't tested it too much. 

How are customer service and technical support?

There is no need to contact technical support. 

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup is very easy, it's not a big installation and there's no effort required with maintenance-related issues because it's a whole product and is more stabilized. So I don't recall any issues and getting issues on the database side.

What other advice do I have?

I would recommend this product if it suits your needs. 

I rate this solution an eight out of 10.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

Public Cloud

If public cloud, private cloud, or hybrid cloud, which cloud provider do you use?

Amazon Web Services (AWS)
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VR
Full Stack Developer at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Top 10
Open-source, easy to use, and simple to implement

What is our primary use case?

I'm currently using MySQL for the contact center database, and it is in the cloud. I have also used it in other projects for database and CRM, and it was on-premises. I have used it in 20 projects.

What is most valuable?

It is easy to use. It is simple to implement, which makes it suitable for our projects because we have deadlines. MySQL is also open-source, which is another plus point.

What needs improvement?

Its performance should be better. When we use big data, it is slow in performance. We should be able to use mirroring for improved performance.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using MySQL for nine years.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

It is very flexible. It could be because I'm familiar with…

What is our primary use case?

I'm currently using MySQL for the contact center database, and it is in the cloud. I have also used it in other projects for database and CRM, and it was on-premises. I have used it in 20 projects.

What is most valuable?

It is easy to use. It is simple to implement, which makes it suitable for our projects because we have deadlines. MySQL is also open-source, which is another plus point.

What needs improvement?

Its performance should be better. When we use big data, it is slow in performance. We should be able to use mirroring for improved performance.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using MySQL for nine years.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

It is very flexible. It could be because I'm familiar with MySQL.

How are customer service and technical support?

I have never contacted the technical support of MySQL. If I have a problem, I find the solution from Stack Overflow.

How was the initial setup?

Its initial setup is easy. I only need a maximum of one hour for the installation of MySQL.

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

It is open-source.

What other advice do I have?

I would rate MySQL a nine out of ten.

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CL
Data Analyst at a tech company with 51-200 employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
Easy to use and stable, but not very powerful and scalable

What is our primary use case?

It is the database for a web application. I am using it for personal and official purposes.

What is most valuable?

It is easy to use.

What needs improvement?

It is not as powerful as SQL Server. It can be more powerful. It is not scalable and has certain limitations, which is not the case with SQL Server.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using this solution for a couple of years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

It is stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

It is not scalable. We have around 10 to 15 web developers who are currently using it.

How are customer service and technical support?

I have not interacted with them.

How was the initial setup?

Its installation is…

What is our primary use case?

It is the database for a web application. I am using it for personal and official purposes.

What is most valuable?

It is easy to use.

What needs improvement?

It is not as powerful as SQL Server. It can be more powerful.

It is not scalable and has certain limitations, which is not the case with SQL Server.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using this solution for a couple of years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

It is stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

It is not scalable. We have around 10 to 15 web developers who are currently using it.

How are customer service and technical support?

I have not interacted with them.

How was the initial setup?

Its installation is not very complex. It takes two hours.

What about the implementation team?

I installed it on my own. We have four or five people for deployment and maintenance.

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

For the on-premise version, no license is required.

What other advice do I have?

We plan to keep using this solution. I would rate MySQL a seven out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
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RP
IT Specialist at a government with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Top 5
Reliable, responsive technical support, and straightforward installation

What is our primary use case?

We are using this solution for database management.

What is most valuable?

One of the best features is this solution is easy to use.

What needs improvement?

The solution could improve by having better performance and security.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using this solution for approximately five years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The solution is relatively stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

For what we have been using the solution for it is scalable. However, it could be more scalable. We have a lot of customers using this solution with more projects coming up. We have overall approximately 500 users using this solution.

How are customer service and technical

What is our primary use case?

We are using this solution for database management.

What is most valuable?

One of the best features is this solution is easy to use.

What needs improvement?

The solution could improve by having better performance and security.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using this solution for approximately five years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The solution is relatively stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

For what we have been using the solution for it is scalable. However, it could be more scalable.

We have a lot of customers using this solution with more projects coming up. We have overall approximately 500 users using this solution.

How are customer service and technical support?

The technical support is very good and responsive.

How was the initial setup?

The installation is straightforward. It can easily be installed onto a laptop or any computer.

What about the implementation team?

I did the implementation myself.

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

There is not a license required for this solution.

What other advice do I have?

I would recommend this solution to others.

I rate MySQL an eight out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
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Senior Data Analyst at Charutarhealth Org
Real User
Top 5
Easy to set up, stable, and good technical support

What is our primary use case?

We are interfacing it with MicroStrategy. There are ODBC connections. We have 10 to 12 users in our company. We are assessing the possibilities of moving to the cloud. We are not yet sure if we are going to move to the cloud.

What is most valuable?

The replication feature is the most valuable. We are replicating our servers.

What needs improvement?

It should have some code analytical functions. It can also have a monitoring tool.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using MySQL for ten years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

It is stable. We are not dealing with a huge database. Our database is not more than 1 TB, so we didn't find any problem.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

I…

What is our primary use case?

We are interfacing it with MicroStrategy. There are ODBC connections. We have 10 to 12 users in our company.

We are assessing the possibilities of moving to the cloud. We are not yet sure if we are going to move to the cloud.

What is most valuable?

The replication feature is the most valuable. We are replicating our servers.

What needs improvement?

It should have some code analytical functions. It can also have a monitoring tool.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using MySQL for ten years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

It is stable. We are not dealing with a huge database. Our database is not more than 1 TB, so we didn't find any problem.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

I haven't seen a need for scalability.

How are customer service and technical support?

Their technical support is good.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup is easy. We are using it on Linux, and our server is on CentOS.

What other advice do I have?

I would recommend this solution. I would rate MySQL a nine out of ten. I find it almost perfect.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

Private Cloud
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PareshNayak
Oracle Cloud Infra Architect at Wipro Limited
Real User
Open source, stable, and has a lot of features

What is our primary use case?

We are doing POCs for our clients in our testing lab, and if a POC is working fine, then we give it for the production release. 

What is most valuable?

It has a lot of features. The RDBMS, consistency, and multi-user features are valuable.

What needs improvement?

We want high availability and replication features, which are currently missing in this solution. It would be great if they can provide an in-built replication feature, similar to Oracle RAC, in MySQL.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using this solution for the last two years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

It is a stable RDBMS. There is no doubt about that.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

We have been using it for…

What is our primary use case?

We are doing POCs for our clients in our testing lab, and if a POC is working fine, then we give it for the production release. 

What is most valuable?

It has a lot of features. The RDBMS, consistency, and multi-user features are valuable.

What needs improvement?

We want high availability and replication features, which are currently missing in this solution. It would be great if they can provide an in-built replication feature, similar to Oracle RAC, in MySQL.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using this solution for the last two years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

It is a stable RDBMS. There is no doubt about that.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

We have been using it for POCs. It has been consistent for a hundred users. Currently, we have three groups that use this, and each group has 20 users.

How are customer service and technical support?

I have not contacted their technical support.

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

It is open source. We prefer it for POCs because it saves the license cost.

What other advice do I have?

I would rate MySQL an eight out of ten.

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ZelalemGedefie
Senior System Administrator at Debre Markos University
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
A stable, scalable, easily installable solution which boasts ease of use and good performance

What is our primary use case?

We use the solution for our applications, as a management system. We utilize it as an operator or relational database. 

What is most valuable?

I am totally satisfied with MySQL. I like its performance, ease of use, stability and scalability. 

What needs improvement?

The solution could have better integration and security features. 

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using MySQL for more than five years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The solution is stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

The solution is scalable. 

How are customer service and technical support?

I have no experience with tech support. 

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

We…

What is our primary use case?

We use the solution for our applications, as a management system. We utilize it as an operator or relational database. 

What is most valuable?

I am totally satisfied with MySQL. I like its performance, ease of use, stability and scalability. 

What needs improvement?

The solution could have better integration and security features. 

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using MySQL for more than five years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The solution is stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

The solution is scalable. 

How are customer service and technical support?

I have no experience with tech support. 

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

We did not use another solution prior to the current one. 

How was the initial setup?

Installation is easy. It takes about 20 minutes.

What about the implementation team?

One can do the installation on his own. 

Our team involved 15 people. 

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

There is no licensing fee. 

What other advice do I have?

I believe there are 100 users making use of the solution in our organization.

I would recommend this solution to others. 

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EUC Techical Operation at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Stable, easy to install, and comes with community support

What is most valuable?

I like MySQL because of its community.

What needs improvement?

MySQL doesn't have the auto-clustering and database clustering features that other competitors provide. They can include these features.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using MySQL for about two years. 

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

It is stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

It is really easy to scale. We have around 20 to 40 users who use it regularly.

How are customer service and technical support?

I never interacted with their technical support. If there is any problem in my project, I just look for it on Stack Overflow and fix it easily. It also comes with good documentation.

How was the initial setup?

It is…

What is most valuable?

I like MySQL because of its community.

What needs improvement?

MySQL doesn't have the auto-clustering and database clustering features that other competitors provide. They can include these features.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using MySQL for about two years. 

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

It is stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

It is really easy to scale. We have around 20 to 40 users who use it regularly.

How are customer service and technical support?

I never interacted with their technical support. If there is any problem in my project, I just look for it on Stack Overflow and fix it easily. It also comes with good documentation.

How was the initial setup?

It is easy to install. The deployment duration depends upon your internet connection. If you have a good internet connection, the deployment would be faster.

What other advice do I have?

I would recommend this product if someone is new to the IT world.

I would rate MySQL an eight out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

Private Cloud

If public cloud, private cloud, or hybrid cloud, which cloud provider do you use?

Other
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