MySQL Valuable Features

Patryk Golabek
CTO/Software Architect at Translucent Computing Inc
I treat these products kind of as a throwaway versus what a DBA would be. From an organizational point of view, it's difficult to actually define the most valuable features because we have so many different databases. For some of them, Postgres for example, which uses MySQL, is just personal preference with is no real difference. Unless you get to really high volumes or through-putting. So in our case, because of legacy reasons, we started using MySQL, which was a popular database. It's not a bad database, so there was no reason for us to change it to the Postgres. We do use Postgres right now for other tools, but for a main database for application purposes, we still stick to MySQL. And I think it's just because of legacy, there's no real advantage of one over the other right now. We built up the scripts already. Because once you start integrating the scripts into your company, your deployment scripts, test scripts, etc. you just leave it over time because it takes effort to change. But in terms of advantages or features, you can go feature by feature with any database and if you add up the totals, there's no real advantage here between Postgres or MySQL. View full review »
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. The solution is also compatible with a lot of other databases, like Percona, and it's compatible with MariaDB. It's also compatible with a lot of other shared database solutions. Since MySQL is mostly used as a relational database in a lot of organizations, a lot of other solutions are being merged with MySQL and it's a rather easy process. Unlike a lot of closed source services, the new features are solely based on customer feedback. The customer feedback of open source is way larger than the closed source application. View full review »
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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. We do have it supported by various programs we run with it. View full review »
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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. The interface is quite good. The stability and scalability are very good. Overall, it's an excellent solution. We don't have to implement anything else. View full review »
ctsanders
Partner at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
* 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. View full review »
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. View full review »
Manzeel Uprety
Co-Founder at Mero Reading Room
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. View full review »
Learn what your peers think about MySQL. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: April 2020.
430,905 professionals have used our research since 2012.