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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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OmidKoushki
Solution Architect at KIAN company
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
Ease to use, high performance, and has quick startup times

What is our primary use case?

In our company, we are providing an application in PHP language and we need to use another database and we made the decision to use MySQL.

What is most valuable?

When comparing MySQL to other solutions it is easier to use and boots up faster. Additionally, when you want to query a lot of data, MySQL is better in performance.

What needs improvement?

The solution could improve the monitoring. At the present time, you need to use third-party monitoring solutions.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using this solution for approximately one year.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

When it comes to stability SQL server is better than MySQL. This is an area they could improve.

What do I think about the scalability

What is our primary use case?

In our company, we are providing an application in PHP language and we need to use another database and we made the decision to use MySQL.

What is most valuable?

When comparing MySQL to other solutions it is easier to use and boots up faster. Additionally, when you want to query a lot of data, MySQL is better in performance.

What needs improvement?

The solution could improve the monitoring. At the present time, you need to use third-party monitoring solutions.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using this solution for approximately one year.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

When it comes to stability SQL server is better than MySQL. This is an area they could improve.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

We have approximately five users using this solution in my organization.

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

I have previously used SQL Server.

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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DY
Deputy Manager at a university with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Top 20
A good tool for learning about networked databases

Pros and Cons

  • "This product is a good teaching tool for students who want to learn about networked databases."
  • "The documentation is pretty weak and should be improved."

What is our primary use case?

I use MySQL to teach students about databases. They implement projects using this product.

How has it helped my organization?

MySQL is lacking some of the features that you find in a commercial product, but it is sufficient for basic functions.

What is most valuable?

This product is a good teaching tool for students who want to learn about networked databases.

What needs improvement?

The documentation is pretty weak and should be improved.

The GUI for PHP MySQL Admin can be improved because it is not very flexible and sometimes difficult to use.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using MySQL for more than five years.

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

I have experience with other full-scale databases, such as PostgreSQL. For use cases where I need full functionality, I would use another product.

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

I am using the Community Edition, which is available free of charge.

What other advice do I have?

I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.

Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
AV
Information Systems Computer System Controller at a insurance company with 11-50 employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
Small application for easy deployment but has Java compatibility issues

What is our primary use case?

I have used the solution for a database tied to application development.

What needs improvement?

There are some issues with compatibility with Java environments that need to be improved. When Oracle bought this solution there were some driver changes that caused some issues with operations.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using the solution for approximately eight years.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

There are approximately 300 users using the solution in my organization. 

How was the initial setup?

The solution is a small application and is very easy to deploy.

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

There is a license for this solution. A lot of the time the solution gets…

What is our primary use case?

I have used the solution for a database tied to application development.

What needs improvement?

There are some issues with compatibility with Java environments that need to be improved. When Oracle bought this solution there were some driver changes that caused some issues with operations.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using the solution for approximately eight years.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

There are approximately 300 users using the solution in my organization. 

How was the initial setup?

The solution is a small application and is very easy to deploy.

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

There is a license for this solution. A lot of the time the solution gets bundled with other hardware or software purchases.

What other advice do I have?

I have plans to continue using the solution in the future.

I rate MySQL a seven out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
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