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Massimo Cavallini
Real User
IT Manager at a retailer with 1,001-5,000 employees
Jul 13 2017

What do you think of MySQL?

What is most valuable?

This product is valuable because it is used in production environments. Online backup can be implemented by activating a temporary storage similar to the Oracle's flash recovery area and introducing Percona innobackupex. This is possible from version 5.6.

How has it helped my organization?

It permits services such as data warehouse and retail.

What needs improvement?

The online backup needs to improve.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have used this solution for 15 years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

We did encounter stability issues.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

There were no scalability issues.

How is customer service and technical support?

Not applicable because we don't purchase…
Rehana Parvin
Real User
Database Administrator at a recruiting/HR firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Oct 22 2016

What is most valuable?

The EER diagram is the most important feature for me as the EER diagram can show the inner picture of the database, such as the relationship between the tables very easily. We can also add, modify or delete EER diagrams very easily.

How has it helped my organization?

The user friendly interface which is easy to interact with such as creating backups, tables, views, and the EER model.

What needs improvement?

It has lot of options to interact with. Sometimes it is hard to find the appropriate options quickly. They need to add descriptions somewhere as to where a user can go to find the proper menu easily when required. Another problem is that… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

I used phpMyAdmin. It is also a graphical interface but you have to buy the product while MySQL Workbench is free.

What other advice do I have?

This product is good as it is a graphical interface. It's easy to do all MySQL database administration very easily. You just need to play around to be more familiar with it. The MySQL Workbench interface is well prepared to design a… more»
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Project Manager at a non-tech company with 10,001+ employees
Mar 04 2016

What do you think of MySQL?

Pros:-  1) MySQL is an open source database under the GNU General Public License, that means developers can use it at no cost as long as the associated projects are also open source.  2) MySQL is ideally suited for small/medium sized organizations for faster performance.  3) MySQL can be used in client/Server architecture as well as it can also be embedded in standalone applications.  4) MySQL is fast, east to use, highly extensible, lightweight, scalable, and reliable database.  5) MySQL supports clustering in the network for redundancy.  6) MySQL provides flexibility to modify environment variables/kernel settings to limit the amount of memory usage for increasing performance.  7) MySQL is strongly recommended for web applications, middleware and LAMP…
Real User
Constructor of the computer systems at a security firm with 51-200 employees
Oct 29 2015

What do you think of MySQL?

Valuable Features

Reliability Security Flexibility Functionality Availability - controllability anywhere and with different methods

Room for Improvement

MyISAM tables could be more reliable.

Use of Solution

I've been using the Workbench Server for six years.

Deployment Issues

I have had no problems deploying it.

Stability Issues

I have no stability problems.

Scalability Issues

I currently do not need to scale on my network.

Customer Service and Technical Support

Customer Service: I only have the free version, which does not have customer service. Technical Support: I only have the free version, which does not have technical support.

Previous Solutions

We use Cisco ASA and Nagios devices alongside the MySQL server as our network infrastructure needs…
Database Manager at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
May 01 2014

What is most valuable?

• It is inexpensive as compared to other common databases like Microsoft SQL Server or Oracle. • MySQL is an extensible, open storage database engine that integrates seamlessly with a number of programming languages and other web-based technologies. • MYSQL is an open source system under the GNU General Public License. Developers can use it at no cost as long as the associated projects are also… more»

What needs improvement?

• MySQL has a limited storage capacity. It doesn’t support large databases. • Database transactions are not handled efficiently. • Unlike Oracle, MySQL doesn't have Tablespace, Role management, snapshots, synonym and packages. • For transferring data, MySQL doesn’t support other languages being executed from within the system, and neither does it supports XML. • Compared to Oracle, MySQL database… more»

What other advice do I have?

MySQL is an open source database management system and is used by most of the most famous networking sites. It is more popular in websites and PHP integration. It can be executed under a number of operating systems like Linux, UNIX, Mac OS and Windows. MySQL supports ODBC interface which allows MySQL to be addressed by all the usual programming languages that run under Microsoft Windows.

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.

MySQL customers

Facebook, Tumblr, Scholastic, MTV Networks, Wikipedia, Verizon Wireless, Sage Group, Glassfish Open Message Queue, and RightNow Technologies.

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