2017-12-26T03:59:00Z

What is your primary use case for MySQL?


How do you or your organization use this solution?

Please share with us so that your peers can learn from your experiences.

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Top 10Real User

I'm not involved from the database side as much. I primarily use it for reviewing the data structure as the architecture before I build a data model in our BI tools. General querying is pretty much what I do, and also analyzing data types and data structures within the database itself. I review the data structure within them. And I use that to build the data model, which we have in our reporting environment. That's primarily all I use it for.

2020-03-23T06:14:00Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

The main reason that customers pick MySQL is that it's cost-efficient.

2020-03-19T13:00:00Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

We use multiple models here because we do full development. What we deploy on MySQL is from the Helm chart or it's a Dockerized deployment of MySQL. So we're using the Helm stable chart right now. That's sort of the easiest way to deploy it - to say just one command and it bootstraps your whole database within your classical means or cluster. You can do it locally with mini-crews or developers, for organizational use, or Kubernetes. It's single-node Kubernetes. Also, you can just deploy MySQL locally with a Helm chart. Regarding production, we have a kind of automated process which is similar to what Spinnaker deploys, with a Helm chart as well as within the cluster. Some other solutions we don't run within the cluster, we use the Cloud version of the database which is Cloud SQL, Google Cloud, and AWS. Those are fully managed ones, of which there are two versions. We have our self-managed version which we run locally and with our DEV cluster and then there is production, as well. We also use a self-managed version since every cloud provider offers MySQL, even AWS. It depends on the client's needs, how flexible the client is, and also how comfortable they are with MySQL. We either go with our managed version or the Cloud version. Both are supported because today the Mica server that's actually accessing the database or the piece of software just needs a connection string, it doesn't care if it's running within the Synchronous Cloud. If it's running somewhere else in the Cloud, it's still a private connection on the same network. So the only differences here are in terms of money costs and whether it's managed or not managed. So for local development, you don't want to have a managed database in the Cloud. You don't need to be tethered to the Cloud, you'd rather just deploy locally. And because we have the same deployment scripts that run locally in DEV and testing, we use the same Helm chart and the same Docker version with MySQL to distribute that through our DEV environment to test the bills and run the test and there is a full QA environment for teaching, as well.

2020-03-05T08:39:00Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

We are an IT services provider, so the solution is for our customers. I can't answer for the customers in terms of how they use it. Typically, customers are running applications that need to connect MySQL and to store some of the data.

2020-02-13T07:50:55Z
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Top 10Real User

We primarily use the solution for the many small applications we use. However, we do not use it with our enterprise-level applications.

2020-02-10T07:39:01Z
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Top 10Reseller

We utilize the DB as a data-repository solution for our front-end applications. The solution gives us the ability to run numerous instances on various geographical cloud servers.

2019-04-03T00:38:00Z
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LeaderboardReal User

I used it to obtain insight into the entire network and the resources being utilized. The current GUI lets us see the traffic happening east to west and the total bandwidth consumed by it.

2018-10-07T16:43:00Z
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I use MySQL for employee service in an OLTP database.

2017-12-26T03:59:00Z
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