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2017-12-26T03:59:00Z

What is your primary use case for MySQL?

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Top 20Real User

We are basically using it for our applications.

2021-09-02T17:02:32Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

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

2021-08-25T17:13:12Z
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Top 20Real User

I do not recall which version I am using. Although we do not use it for the main core system, the solution acts as a database which is useful for login applications, data warehousing.

2021-07-29T07:19:31Z
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Top 5Real User

We primarily use the product for small applications.

2021-07-07T09:12:10Z
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Top 5Real User

We are using this solution for database management.

2021-06-17T12:25:51Z
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Top 5Real User

We use this solution for billing, accounting, and data analysis.

2021-06-10T14:50:44Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

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

2021-05-18T19:27:12Z
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Top 5Real User

We use this solution for the database.

2021-05-16T02:09:50Z
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Top 5Real User

I used it for a small customer database company in England with 20 employees. They didn't have that much data, and we needed something easy to install and easy to run. This was my use case for it.

2021-04-27T13:14:18Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

We are primarily using it as a database for our products. For internally built systems, we have MySQL. We use it internally.

2021-04-07T12:58:09Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

I used MySQL for academic purposes. I use it for learning purposes. You can start anything with MySQL. You can build your own app, and store your data. It's a free solution for development purposes.

2021-04-01T08:52:49Z
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Top 5Real User

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.

2021-03-05T01:35:55Z
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Top 5Real User

My daily tasks are related to data mining and TBICO Spotfire is one of the products that I use. We are a small group of geologists operating in a niche area who are analyzing geochemical data. Our backend database is MySQL and we use products such as Power BI, Tableau, and Spotfire to display data for the geochemists. I perform data-related tasks such as data manipulation and creating views, then updating the database afterward, all using SQL queries. As part of this, I'm making entries as needed or corrections to data that has already been processed.

2021-02-25T00:30:24Z
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Top 10Real User

We use it for financial transactions such as money remittance.

2021-02-21T12:32:07Z
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Top 10Real User

We use MySQL to organize data, analyze information, and make decisions for the company. We also use it to process information from different areas in the company.

2021-02-20T17:26:42Z
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Top 20Real User

We are an asset management product company. Our product is deployed on the cloud and the backend database for it is MySQL.

2021-01-26T17:19:48Z
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Top 20Real User

I have been working for 25 to 30 years in this domain, and during this time, I have used various products such as MySQL, SQL Server, and PostgreSQL. Currently, in my product, I am using PostgreSQL, and in some projects, I am using MySQL. We are using the latest version of this solution. We do projects for various government departments. We have used this solution for the transport department for vehicle registration, driving license, and all such things. We have also used it for port projects, depots, educational counseling projects, school databases, higher education, and health registry. As an organization, we have a lot of use cases of this solution.

2020-12-10T15:09:54Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

We only support the backend and only carry it as a database. You can do what you want on the database to create the schema and to manage the rest of the organization.

2020-12-03T16:52:44Z
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Top 5Real User

It is an ideal database to use online learning environments and SMEs. It works well with Moodle, the open-source learning solution, and is the defacto standard for that product as Moodle is written in PHP which generally goes hand-in-hand with MySQL. As it is an open-source and free solution it is an economical method of storing important companies or small business data. At the same time, it offers a rich set of functions comparable to other large-scale enterprise solutions such as SQL Server and Oracle.

2020-11-10T16:11:00Z
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Top 5Real User

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.

2020-10-30T05:50:00Z
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Top 10Real User

The primary use case is as a reporting solution, data collection, data manipulation, and similar tasks. We install MySQL on Linux and Windows machines for testing our enterprise application. We are a solution provider and this product is part of our offering to our clients.

2020-10-24T05:45:39Z
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Top 5Real User

We sell MySQL to customers who need to build second tier applications, not their core application. For some of our customers, when they are planning to build their second tier application, they will choose MySQL rather than Oracle which is more expensive.

2020-10-20T04:19:00Z
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Top 10MSP

MYSQL is our main database. We use it for every project. I use it for storage procedures, SQL administration, and database administration. We also use it for the development of reports, and projects that are deployed for our customers. It is also used to develop applications. The majority of companies use it for their development projects.

2020-10-04T06:40:27Z
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Top 10Real User

I am a senior manager of the infrastructure team and MySQL is one of the products that I work with. We use it in an e-commerce portal. The database is light and everything works smoothly.

2020-09-27T04:10:11Z
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Top 20Real User

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

2020-08-13T08:33:00Z
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Top 20Real 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 5Real 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 10Real 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 5Real 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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Reseller

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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Real 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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Vendor

I use MySQL for employee service in an OLTP database.

2017-12-26T03:59:00Z
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