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MySQL review by Jesus N.
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"Gran gestor de Bases de datos"

What do you like best?

Mysql tiene una versión de pago y otra gratis. Funciona con cualquier sistema operativo (Linux, Windows, Mac, etc.) y puede administrarse con múltiples programas diferentes, de esa manera puede usar el que más le convenga segun el tipo de Base de datos que este usando.

What do you dislike?

La única pega que le encuentro es que sobretodo la primera vez que se instala y configura es necesario tener un mínimo de conocimientos para poder realizar una configuración correcta y sin problemas, ya que ofrece muchas opciones.

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Recomiendo el uso del programa, eso si, hay que tomarlo con calma, sin prisa y hacer una configuración correcta del programa porque beneficiara mucho al uso posterior, en caso contrario, es muy probable que encontréis muchos problemas ya que tiene muchas opciones distintas a configurar.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

La gestión de las diferentes bases de datos de mi empresa en los distintos sistemas que se usan, en los cuales de momento no hemos tenido problemas.

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MySQL review by Tina L.
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"MySQL gets the job done"

What do you like best?

First off, I use the paid version, but I do believe there is a free version of MySQL which is always a pro (much like MongoDB offers a free version). Both the free and paid versions offers numerous features and the option of configuring your database in numerous ways. Further, its flexibility is expanded by its ability to work alongside with other platforms and databases like Oracle or IntelliJ. This works for my company as this means MySQL can be preinstalled and set up and as new employees set up the database, there is no reason to have to open MySQL as everything can be pre-configured and then the database can be accessed through platforms that work sided by side with MySQL.

What do you dislike?

Perhaps the biggest downfall is a result of a plus point. Because MySQL offers so many different features and ways to create your personalized user interface, some very basic tasks become very difficult to carry out or take quite a while. For example, when I wish to backup the current state of my database, I have found MongoDB (which we previously used) was a lot quicker and easier to carry out.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Definitely take your time and patience in getting settled in with MySQL, especially if you are switching from another platform. If you are on a low budget, MySQL is probably good enough as it comes with plenty to offer even for free.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We use MySQL to hold our database. A database with over 127 tables, it is quite hefty in size and MySQL has no issue holding all the data and has always been reliable. I have yet to see (from my normal 9-6 hours) any time that the database was down so it is definitely a plus point.

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MySQL review by Fredrick S.
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"MySQL Review"

What do you like best?

I like the availability of MySQL across multiple platforms like LInux and Mac. Further, I love that it integrates so well with IntelliJ enabling me to store my database within Intellij and acess it without having to open MySQL

What do you dislike?

I dislike the complexity of MySQL as well as the price. Initially, the features that MySQL offers and the steps taken to set up the database are extensive and takes a true software engineer to figure out. It is not friendly to those who simply need a database to store information of clients for a ecommerce site or such. Further, the price is quite steep.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I recommend this product to only those who are extremely familiar with databases and setting them up. For simple tasks and those with minimal knowledge, I would not recommend turning to MySQL

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I used MySQL to support a few websites to store user data on clients and users. The main benefit is that I can access it across multiple platforms and within other programs like IntelliJ.

MySQL review by Alberto C.
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"Not the best, not the worst"

What do you like best?

* Very easy to install, it's available in every operative system.

* Very easy to use, there are plenty of tools to manage and integrate MySQL databases on any platform or application.

* Is an industry standard, and is hardly difficult to find a system that does not rely on a MySQL database even for a secondary role.

What do you dislike?

* Is not the fastest database engine.

* Is not fully open source as Oracle has some closed components.

* The scalability is not as great as with other NoSQL database engines.

* The lack of a fully SQL support makes some queries not to work when compared with Oracle SQL or MSSQL database engines.

Recommendations to others considering the product

MySQL is a perfect start point for any web application focused on data and dynamic information, websites, or other general-purpose cloud software.

However, it has some performance limitations when reaching a high level of data, which may lead into inconsistencies and unstable software. These limits are still too high to be reach in a short span of time but in a real world system this can be a pain in the ass after 5-10 years of a fully working system to migrate.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I use MySQL databases for almost any product i develop, as it's the de-facto free database engine solution in the computer software industry.

I've built from websites to cloud software, as monitoring services, or file management tools. MySQL is very handy to store cached data and create dynamic content.

MySQL review by John L.
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"Great Database to use"

What do you like best?

MySQL is a very intuitive database schema. the ease of use is excellent. learning sql and applying it to mySQL is very easy to do and makes ones life of organizing data much easier. It is one of the largest languages (database languages) in the entire world, which means there is a lot of support and troubleshooting available online. Searching for solutions to common problems is very easy and can be solved just by doing a quick online search.

What do you dislike?

mySQL is a bit hard to learn initially. If you are starting from a language such as Java or Python, learning SQL is not the easiest thing to do. The language is much more of instructions rather than programming. for large scale and huge sets of data, mySQL may not be the most efficient tool as it does not scale too well. for smaller sets of data, MySQL is much easier and better to use. MySQL also does not support data partitions which makes analyzing large sets of data impossible (or extremely slow)

Recommendations to others considering the product

Make sure to spend time learning it and getting comfortable with MySQL!

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are creating huge databases to store information. We currently are storing costs and prices for our items in mySQL. We also use a lot of machine learning and data science tools to analyze and evaluate data. there are a lot of artificial intelligence libraries and tools that can be used along side with MySQL that make MySQL that much more powerful.

MySQL review by Habiba H.
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"For a free database software, MySQL is definately the best value for money"

What do you like best?

MySQL is provided free of charge. The features of their database engine are excellent and compete against even the paid databases such as oracle. The user base is wide and many issues i have run into have already been tackled and posted online. It is also very fast and fully reliable.

What do you dislike?

Some features of mySQL have been closed source and proprietary. The software is free but the user has to pay for support when needed.

Recommendations to others considering the product

For a free relational database, MySQL is simply the best option to go with, it has ability to store structured data very effectively and is very easy to use. I highly recommend it.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

MySQL has enabled my company to save finances that would have been used to purchase a relational database license. These finances have been used to do other tasks like marketing.

MySQL database is also very secure and reliable and our clients can rest assured that their data is properly protected.

MySQL review by shareef h.
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"AMAZON RDS is cool as startup without mentioning complex shredding etc.."

What do you like best?

I use cloud amazon so ; I can change its size whever i need as the rush hours ( in my case ) event and tickiging managment system requires heavy buying.

What do you dislike?

it costs alot , the most of my bill is RDS . so i have to be very carefull of full scans it makes my db stuck at 100% and i have to ssh to it to kill that process, i wish there is way to kill it from amazon console

Recommendations to others considering the product

Use it but keep in mind when your database gets very large it will defenitly need indx and redesign and infrastructure actions, try to design with performance in mind to scale up the product without enlarging the instance it costs alot, so understand your buz requirement for example amazon RDS has new type called t2 this charges is less but on trade of if the cpu is almost always less than 50 %.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Relational database to store my data and monitor

MySQL review by Rodolfo M.
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"MySQL as persistence layer for PHP-based systems"

What do you like best?

The great flexibility, continuous improvements and that it is standards-based.

The vast amount of information you can find on-line due to the big user base that MySQL has.

The easy of use of the graphical interface (MySQL Workbench)

What do you dislike?

The uncertainty due to competency with Oracle as the main (and competing) product of the parent company.

I think there is a risk that the product will loose against the competency (e.g. MariaDB) or due to internal conflicts with the Oracle team.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Use it as a data repository only.

Do not depend on product-specific features.

Try to use only SQL-92 compliant sentences.

Always check the performance of your queries.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

First, that it freely available, so, it helps bring the budget down for the on-going operation.

Second, it solves our persistence layer, in a standard way, using mostly SQL-92 syntax.

It has great on-line help, and there are many references, since it is widely used across all industries.

It has been able to solve the storage needs both for our website, and our mobile applications.

MySQL review by Chus N.
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"Free DB for all your needs"

What do you like best?

MySQL is probably the most well known Open Source DB, thanks to that it has a great community behind fixing and updating every day. Its compatible with any Operative System ( Windows,Mac OS, Unix) and works with almost any hardware, allowing it to be almost maximum compatibility.

What do you dislike?

I only had problems with some log tables, but besides that MySQL has worked without any kind of problem for various years.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you have any doubts about the use or installation, configuracion, etc. Look on the internet, thanks to being the most used open source dabatase system it has a great community that can help or has answered any problem that could have appeared using MySQL.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We use MySQL For some Web Servers and programs Databases that are not criticial. This way we can save some money withouth missing any features that other Database programs have.

MySQL review by Kevin F.
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"MySQL is a great general purpose and entry level data management system"

What do you like best?

MySQL is easy to use and supported on virtually every platform. It supports a wide variety of use cases out of the box, and generally "just works." Community support is prolific, which is really helpful when troubleshooting or architecting solutions.

What do you dislike?

Performance tuning can be difficult to manage and diagnose. For large and complex applications, MySQL will likely not be the only data system in use due to its scalability or complex query performance. Data storage on disk isn't as good as competitors (e.g. compression). Being a traditional data store, application integration can be more difficult than using a NoSQL-based solution.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Consider application performance requirements and scaling requirements before choosing MySQL. Do your research on other solutions before choosing MySQL. It can be tempting because it's free and open source, but be aware that there are other flavors of MySQL out there too!

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We built ecommerce platforms, AI data stores, and other reporting solutions on MySQL.

MySQL review by An P.
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"Simple installation and deployment with excellent free tools."

What do you like best?

I have used Microsoft SQL Server and Oracle in the past. Recently for my latest project I decided to go with MySQL because it was free. I have been able to do what I needed with MySQL without needing to learn much as the SQL language is very standardized. MySQL Workbench also is easier to use than SQL Server Management Studio. It is also supported on more operating systems.

What do you dislike?

MySQL does not support data partitions. Scalability is limited to the size of a single server. You need a server for each set of data files. It also doesn't support role based security.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Use it for small to medium sized projects. There is also MariaDB which is based on MySQL.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The ability to deploy the database to multiple servers on different operating systems with nearly the same installation procedure. The product is well supported on the Internet which makes solving any problems extremely easy.

MySQL review by Guiomar T.
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"Easy and practical"

What do you like best?

It is quite simple to get it running, and you can use it on development environments (aka laptop) and on big servers. It is quite simple to install, configure and run. It has an environment of tools that makes it easier to manage and maintain the DB (eg. workbench)

What do you dislike?

There are other tools and relational DB that achieves better performance.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I will recommend MySQL because of it's simplicity and the improvements the SW is experiencing. Its performance is getting better and better while maintaining the "traditional" approach to relational DB.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are managing states of entities, and historic data of those entities. The entities go through an automated cycle that can take from 1s to 24h, and travels through different locations. Looking the state of a certain object at any time it is necessary so we track where and the state of that object is whit a DB model.

MySQL review by Anastasia A.
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"mysql, what more?"

What do you like best?

excellent response with more than 8TB of storage, in 3 second or less, graphic tool: phpmyadmin are easy to use, the help from Internet search, are good, you do not need specialized help, it use standardized sql, known by many people, open source license, solves all relational database problems, and in conjunction with non-relational database can be a good solution for Big Data. It offers a fast and free solution for complex database problems, with quick visualization of the results, without purchasing licenses, before embarking on large projects. The graphic tools available allow us to measure the operation of the database, before undertaking development projects. the graphic tools available, also allow to measure the operation of the database in distributed environments, solving the problems of blocking records and other problems of distributed systems. Console tools allow quick query jobs that consume less memory than equivalent graphical environments, with a easy language, for most users. The export function, offers ways to manipulate data in other tools that expand the number of users. the incorporation of functions for load balancing, facilitate tasks for high availability and make it competitive with respect to expensive database managers. the widespread use and support of the community, make security problems quickly resolved

What do you dislike?

more and better tools for graphic help: for example a graphic tool for "group by" clause.

Recommendations to others considering the product

use this product instead of expensive products and collaborate with the community

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

tda settopbox management: version, provider, capacity , etc

MySQL review by ALEXANDER J.
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"Excellent relational database manager"

What do you like best?

Easy installation, configuration and intonation, good performance in queries, supports different operating systems, is a handler that does not use many resources so it is easy to run on any hardware, The security is quite complete which allows the protection of the information stored in the database, MySQL can handle almost any amount of data from some rows to more than fifty million rows, Another important aspect is its use of memory. MySQL prevents memory leaks that allow forinformation storage effective solutions

What do you dislike?

the non-documentation of some mysql utilities, SQL check constraints are not supported in MySQL. These are used to set a limit for values ​​within a column, Another common problem is, the size of the database. Although in theory it is scalable up to 8 TB, MySQL can not work efficiently with large database. In this context, other platforms such as Oracle and better and are efficient performer with large-scale data.

Recommendations to others considering the product

For my experience I recommend for applications that have good sql sentences and good database design to use this driver, which has a good performance and performance for the demands of the queries, Mysql can be installed with a free license, or it can also be installed if it is necessary to invest more in costs Enterprise

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Currently I am using Mysql 5.6 and the database manager has been excellent to store our dining room system, it is agile with good performance and portable.

MySQL review by Jake G.
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"Review of MySQL"

What do you like best?

The reason why I like MySQL a lot is because of it's user friendly platform. It is also very cost effective. MySQL is organized very well and I think that it's a great program for all people to use.

What do you dislike?

I don't think there is something that I dislike about MySQL. Everything that I've heard from it is great and is very likeable.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I recommend others to use MySQL as it is very easy to use and many people are now switching over to it. The reason why I recommend this product is because many more people are switching over to it and it's fairly easy to use. New businesses or other new organizations would be ideal for this as it will be easy to transfer over from what they had before MySQL.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Business problems that I am solving and benefits that I have realized is that many people are able to understand it easier. A business problem is switching everybody over to MySQL because it is a big thing to do to switch everybody and the whole thing to this as we are not very new.

MySQL review by Jeremy S.
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"MySQL Good For Data"

What do you like best?

The thing that I like best of MySQL is that it's one of the best software for analyzing data and organizing it. MySQL is very easy to use and is very easy to get used to if you don't have it already. The price for initial set up is not too much and maintenance and all other fees is not that much either but it's definitely more than others. I would recommend over other software though because it's worth the money. One of the best for server storage and data. MySQL is also nice to do business with and they also have good customer support that are very friendly.

What do you dislike?

Something that I dislike about MySQL is that it can be a little challenging at first but then once you get the hang of the application and the data structure and everything it's one of the best data analyzing software out there. MySQL is also a program that may have some cost problems due to it not being super cheap in price.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I recommend other companies and businesses to switch to MySQL due to it being one of the best softwares out there. I am a small business and still can afford to use MySQL and works very well for it. Due to this, I honestly recommend other businesses to use this software.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Business problems I'm solving with MySQL is employees using the program are not getting work done much faster than they would with any other program. Something else that I'm solving is employees being able to use this faster and better.

MySQL review by Monique P.
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"Great for putting things in alphabetical or numerical order."

What do you like best?

I like that it is so easy to open scripts and run them in MySQL. it does a great job of putting content in order on websites. one click and you're done!

What do you dislike?

You must have computer programming knowledge to write scripts. This software is only easy to run the scripts if someone else has wrirtten them if you don't have that knowledge.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I would recommend learning scripts and computer programming if you want to use this program entirely by yourself to make websites. You will need to hire a computer programmer for your needs if you do not know this stuff. Otherwise it is fairly simple and shows errors that happen so you can fix them.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I use MySQL when updating my employer's website. He is a nature photographer and MySQL allows you to put photos on a site in alphabetical or numerical order with minimal effort running scripts. It has made updating a website very fast and simple when I used to spend many hours.

MySQL review by Manjeet K.
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"MySQL: Best open source DB"

What do you like best?

Best thing about MySQL is, It's quite easy to install and use. By using some third party tools you can make it even more cooler. e.g. mk-query-digest & mydumper. Recently, it has gained more popularity as it's being used by loads of major corporations like Twitter, Alibaba, Amazon etc.

What do you dislike?

Most of the people things it's free, but it's quite expensive too. Which depends on for what you are planning to use it for. It could range from FREE to $15K+.

It somehow lacks in scaling, when it's forced to do too many operations at given time.

I don't know why MySQL is trying to do everything, which it should not. It's dependency on Addons sometimes makes task complex and hard to track and maintain.

Recommendations to others considering the product

MySQL is a free-to-use, open-source database. It helps us in effective management of databases by connecting them to the software. It is a stable, reliable and powerful. Quite suited for low & mid-level organization.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Personally, i have used MySQL in development of several Web & desktop based application. Additionally, i have also experimented lot using it. Being it's open source gives you lot of flexibility. It's community driven development gives us exposure to lots of third party tools which has made my work easier.

MySQL review by Chris W.
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"Easy enough for a beginner, powerful enough for whomever"

What do you like best?

I started using MySQL simply because our production platform uses it and we didn't like the reporting we were getting. I was able to go from complete novice to a report and process creating junkie in short order. It has transformed the information we share and our ability to rely on actual measurements instead of gut-feeling.

What do you dislike?

While it is easy to use it takes quite a bit of time for the timid and afraid to get comfortable with. I'd love to see a great user-friendly front-end tool for Windows.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Where we previously used multiple Excel spreadsheets to track our progress across multiple departments we now rely on our MySQL database and its various tables and triggers to provide us with information. We now have centralized data and have been able to create enough automations to reduce the manual data entry to the point that we were able to repurpose 2 full-time employees.

MySQL review by Ashish G.
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"Best open source relational database I have ever used"

What do you like best?

MySQL is the best, simple, fast, popular open source and freely available database for software developer. MySQL supports almost all types of programming languages. MySQL query syntax is easier to learn compared to all other databases. It also support highly complex and advanced SQL queries. MySQL provides the indexing and hashing for faster reading of data. It is being maintained by Oracle. MySQL has good documentation. MySQL provides a tool Workbench to write queries and look in the table data.

What do you dislike?

MySQL doesn't support complex data types like: JSON and ARRAY. MySQL doesn’t support common table expression. MySQL does not support SQL check constraints that is used to validate data stored in a column. MySQL doesn’t support full outer joins. It is costly to increase connections limit in MySQL

Recommendations to others considering the product

I recommend MySQL to all entry level and experienced developers, administrators and engineers. It support all types of basic and enterprise level needs of storing relational data. MySQL is easily adaptable with all programming languages.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I are working on a recruitment drive management software. I use MySQL database to store all my dynamic application data like user, college, company, recruitment drive, student etc. MySQL provides easy to use interface to make db queries to read, update, create and deletion of data. I got benefit using MySQL in terms of reliability, speed, easy to use interface, simple query syntax and support of joins. MySQL provides easy to understand documentation to understand its insights to get the full benefit from it.

MySQL review by Brandon E.
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"MySQL is the Go-To for Open Source Relational Databases"

What do you like best?

MySQL is free and available to everyone. The source is very mature and you'll rarely come across any issues in building out your database. MySQL is easy to get up and running without much effort.

What do you dislike?

Complex queries can often take longer to run. This can usually be improved if everything is indexed and related correctly though one miss can lead to long executions.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If it will solve your business requirements or you're switching form MS-SQL then you'll absolutely want to give it a try. You'll be happy you did.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Massive data storage is the main problem that is solved with MySQL. I often migrate customers from Microsoft SQL to MySQL. When working between the two it's not hard to see that MySQL outperforms MS-SQL the majority of the time.

MySQL review by Carey D.
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"MySQL Relational Database for Web Applications"

What do you like best?

MySQL being an opensource Relational Database Management System, provides ease of use. MySQL has cross platform support on which implementation and integration would not be a problem. I like the ease of connection to other programming languages and also management of large data.

It is best partnered with other open source products.

What do you dislike?

Though MySQL has many features it isn't a compliant for full SQL standards, though there are workarounds but still it would be better to adhere to SQL standards. Sometimes when query gets too large and the system is using sub selects, it is being of very slow.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I would highly recommend MySQL as the Relational Database Management System for small to medium enterprises. The best open source relational database management system.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Our company is looking for a good relational database management system that would meet the needs of the company, it should be low cost in the initial stage so not to incur so much costing compared to other solutions.

MySQL review by User in Program Development
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"MySQL"

What do you like best?

MySQL software is Open Source

Speed when performing operations, which makes you one of the best performing managers.

Low cost in requirements for the elaboration of databases, since due to its low consumption can be executed in a machine with scarce resources without any problem.

Easy configuration and installation. Supports a wide variety of Operating Systems

Low probability of corrupting data, even if errors do not occur in the manager itself, but in the system where it is.

Its connectivity, speed, and security make MySQL Server highly suitable for accessing databases on the Internet

The MySQL software uses the GPL license.

What do you dislike?

A large percentage of MySQL utilities are not documented.

It is not intuitive, like other programs.

Recommendations to others considering the product

YES

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Because MySQL is open source software. Open source means that it is possible for anyone to use and modify it. Anyone can download the MySQL source code and use it without paying. solved the problem of not having to pay a license to develop.

MySQL review by brian yamanue b.
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"best data management software"

What do you like best?

it's easy to use, well documented and it's really mature, meaning that MySQL have a really good set of platforms and tools you can work on. And all major hosting providers work with it.

one of that platform is xampp, a software that enables you to convert you pc ((windows or linux) into a web-server (localhost) really easy and no aditional configuration are required, also that platform comes with a really good tool called PHPmyadmin that will allow you to create database and manage them with a GUI, and it's really good for starters and to understand visually your database, for example to create the relationships between the tables and share with your teammembers

What do you dislike?

right know i can't think of a problem that keep me awake by night.

Recommendations to others considering the product

if you are considering using MySQL don't be afraid, theres really good documentation, tutorials and guides (paid and free) of people with good experience that would help you to learn it in no time.

Always read the MySQL documentation, learn the correct datatype and their ussage from the people who write the software.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

right know i'm working on a custom management system for a company that specialice in sells and they need to keep on track of the suppliers and sells. In the suppliers department they need to know where and how the product is storaged, it must be by type and lot and in the sells department they need to keep the sellsman inform of the product's available stock. futhermore the system based on MySQL keeps them organice and reduce the loss of the company.

MySQL review by Bidur S.
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"Great database for web applications"

What do you like best?

It is open source and I can use it to represent mostly any business relations as required. It is available in multiple platforms and provides multiple storage and indexing features. In spite of being a structured database, it also has option to store and perform CRUD operations on JSON data. This not only makes it good for structured data, but also makes it usable for application that requires combination of structured and non-structured data.

What do you dislike?

At times, I've had difficulty maintaining up-time of server where there were relatively large queries sent to mysql. There is a big room to improve its performance.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I would recommend MYSQL for any small to medium sized application. It is free and open source, runs on multiple platforms, and is easy to set up and get going with.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are developing web applications and APIs for our customers and users.

MySQL review by Kerron R.
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"Powerful Database Management Solution"

What do you like best?

MySQL is an open source solution that offers powerful features as a Relational Database Management System, including monitoring tools, backup and recovery, high availability and easy migration from other databases.

What do you dislike?

While the MySQL environment is fairly user friendly, there remains much to be desired within their navigation systems and user help guides within the environment. Committing changes and updates require entire page refresh which can sometimes take quite long and can be quite tedious at times.

Recommendations to others considering the product

MySQL is a suitable application for small to mid sized database solutions, it is quite easy to set up and the interface is pretty user friendly. You won't need any SQL expert to setup and administer this system.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Using MySQL for Customer Relationship Management systems and to support the creation of web applications by tertiary level students.

MySQL review by Daniel A.
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"MySQL for interopability"

What do you like best?

There still remain open-source apps that don't work with postgres- these are our biggest use-cases for mysql.

I like how starting from scratch in mysql is a bit easier than postgres, but once you learn postgres this isn't an issue. This probably explains mysql's lasting dominance over postgres, which is also free.

Mysql is multi-platform and available for all of the operating systems I develop under (Ubuntu Linux, OS X; also available for Windows - most easily as "Windows Apache Mysql PHP" aka "WAMP").

What do you dislike?

Features of postgres are richer. We have challenges with running a master/follower setup (failover is not automatic; we haven't paid for MySQL Cluster).

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you're considering free SQL databases, I would recommend that if you can, use postgres instead, for much cleaner features and fewer idiosyncrasies. MySQL is an OK second choice.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We're able to run open-source and older homebrew apps without the effort of re-designing them for postgres, which is a time-savings over the cost of running and maintaining an extra database.

MySQL review by Xisco R.
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"Very reliable DB Manager"

What do you like best?

I use it on linux, but it can be used on any OS without any problems. It doesnt use much resources compared to other DB Managers, allowing you to install it on a wide array of computers / servers. Internet its full of documentation, FAQ, Q&A with almost all the information and solutions for any problem.

What do you dislike?

It can be easy to get lost on all the features it provides, requiring a minimum of previous knowledge for making a good use of it. If you requiere some specific features, you need to pay.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Its a good option, but you need to have some knowledge before starting to use it, but thanks to being Open Source you can find lots of informations around the internet.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I manage various linux servers at work, and I found MySQL to be the best option to work with them. Thanks to it being compatible with any OS, I havent had any problem configuring and running them. We use it mainly for web applications that require a DB

MySQL review by Travis K.
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"MySQL - Database Management at it's best"

What do you like best?

MySQL is secure, reliable and won't lose your information unless you lose it yourself.

What do you dislike?

Can seem tedious to try and and do the back-end programming if you are inexperienced in several web programming languages.

Recommendations to others considering the product

MySQL is not only a great place to start when you want to learn back-end database management and programming for websites, as well as software solutions, it is also secure, reliable and worth every moment of time spent learning the system. MySQL Is also affordable and provides the greatest coverage available in service, and security.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

As a client manager we often design our own database systems to match the information gathering and needs of the clients, verses using pre-made system that costs us and our clients extra money. Our goal is to focus on providing same great service, with a lesser cost overall.

MySQL review by Santiago G.
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"Potencia, facilidad de uso y además open source y gratuito. El mejor motor de bbdd para la web"

What do you like best?

Base de datos rapidisima, optimizada para su uso en proyectos web. Todos los proyectos que incluyen wordpress usan este motor, además de cualquier otro a medida que use PHP. Es un lenguaje flexible que se puede adaptar a cientos de proyectos y lenguajes de programación diferentes, multihilo y con un soporte para carga de trabajo increible.

What do you dislike?

A lo largo del tiempo se han filtrado fallos de seguridad graves que han puesto en peligro algunas soluciones de software. El ejemplo más conocido es la inyección mysql que permitía a un atacante inyectar código en una base de datos vulnerable. Por suerte ya hay medidas en las ultimas versiones que evitan estos ataques (aunque siguen saliendo nuevas vulnerabilidades, esta gente no descansa).

Recommendations to others considering the product

Para proyectos de pequeña y mediana envergadura es perfecto. No lo dudeis, es open source y te dará todo lo que necesitas para el funcionamiento de aplicaciones web y gestores de contenido como wordpress, joomla y similares.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Desde el proyecto final de carrera, donde un portal de reservas para un centro deportivo se apoyaba en esta solución de base de datos, hasta cualquier proyecto basado en wordpress. Una vez lo controlas, te vale para cualquier proyecto web.

MySQL review by Tomás P.
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"Excelente administrador de bases de datos"

What do you like best?

He estado desarrollando durante algunos años usando este software. Ha conseguido que mi programación haya mejorado sustancialmente dada su facilidad y calidad de uso. MySQL está diseñado sobre todo para utilizarlo encofándolo a "big data", especialmente para el desarrollo web.

Originalmente utilicé Microsoft SQL Server pero opté por usar MySQL que brinda una gran oportunidad para una plataforma que es fácil de integrar.

Además, es fácil de escalar y tiene una gran integridad de datos. Al utilizar este software para mi empresa nos hemos dado cuenta de que ahora tenemos más de 300 tablas activas que procesan nuestros datos diariamente.

Conectarme a mi "IDE" para el desarrollo web es extremadamente fácil y confiable para trabajar.

Debido a su popularidad a lo largo de los años, existen soluciones para casi todo utilizando MySQL. La cantidad de material de aprendizaje en línea hace que esto sea una inversión sencilla para cualquiera que busque utilizar bases de datos en sus proyectos.

What do you dislike?

Como administrador siempre he intentado lograr la estandarización de todos mis sistemas, tanto en codificación como en el comportamiento de las bases de datos y en este software he encontrado muchos fallos que incluso con (más de 15 años en el mercado), se encuentran errores sin la documentación adecuada, errores que incluso la comunidad de Oracle y MySQL no han podido resolver, La nomenclatura de los errores es muy genérica y un solo código de error puede referirse a varios errores diferentes.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Este es un producto fantástico. El mejor producto para la administración de bases de datos.

Permite al usuario final ver los datos almacenados en un formato completo, así como ejecutar consultas al instante.

Con el software mysql no necesitará guiones para ejecutar las consultas de la base de datos, sino que tiene una interfaz gráfica de usuario para este propósito específico. Por todo eso y por más, lo recomiendo a todo el mundo.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Me permitió crear mi primera base de datos relacional, con muy poco costo y escasos recursos tecnológicos, que vinculé a postgis y a través de un entorno de código abierto para montar un pequeño gis que cumplía con los requisitos de la institución donde formaba parte en ese momento.

MySQL review by Charles G.
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"Useful and powerful"

What do you like best?

We've used MySQL for years in a variety of web applications. It's incredibly powerful, supporting a wide range of different use-cases and has scaled well in our applications.

What do you dislike?

Development is beginning to fragment more between the enterprise edition, community edition, and now the MariaDB fork. A native tool like MSSQL's SQL Server Management Studio would be useful.

Recommendations to others considering the product

There are tons of resources online for setup and administration. Pay close attention though, as some of them are starting to be pretty outdated.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are using MySQL as a cost effective relational database system. It runs on Linux and saves us a significant amount of money compared to Microsoft licensing costs for Windows and SQL Server.

MySQL review by Iñigo S.
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"The best solution for most problems"

What do you like best?

Mysql is a free database manager system: this is the main feature and probably the reason why people choose it. In addition, it has the basic features that can be requested from a database management system: creation of tables, query system, creation of indexes, triggers, stored procedures, views, ...

It is multiplatform so you can install it in any operating system.

Oracle is the company that is behind this product and also provides you with a graphical utility to be able to administer the service; it's called Mysql Workbench.

What do you dislike?

The performance is not very good if you have tables with millions of records. In this case, other types of solutions could be a better idea. Otherwise you have to optimize your database schema too much and create indexes in an intelligent way.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If your project is not for a very large company is very likely to serve you. Being free, I recommend that you try it and decide if it suits your needs.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I use MySQL as a database manager for the persistence of data of all the web applications I do. It gives me the service I need and I do not require more features. I am using it for many web application projects for many years and I have never had problems. It is not the best solution if you have an IoT project in your hands with a lot of data flow.

MySQL review by Oscar A.
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"Uso muy sencillo y gran potencial"

What do you like best?

Usar MySQL siempre me ha parecido muy simple y sencillo, además de ser libre para el desarrollo y uso de bases de datos. Es bastante más sencillo si lo comparamos con el uso de otras bases de datos. Tiene muy buena documentación y es una herramienta muy útil para comenzar en el mundo de las bases de datos.

What do you dislike?

No soporta algunos tipos de datos como JSON. Algunas utilidades más avanzadas no están documentadas y puede haber algún problema en su uso. Puede ser algo complejo en el momento de mantener el servicio donde hay una cantidad importante de datos enviados a MySQL.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Sin duda empezaría a usar MySQL por ser libre y además ser bastante flexible en su uso. El aprendizaje y uso de bases de datos puede ser bastante sencillo si se empieza a utilizar MySQL para ir avanzando poco a poco.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Principalmente lo uso para distintos desarrollos de aplicaciones y algunas webs. Es una buena recomendación el empezar a usar MySQL si estamos comenzando a entender el mundo de las bases de datos.

MySQL review by Cayetano G.
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"SQL for the general public with advanced features"

What do you like best?

I started using MySQL from my high school studies and I have not stopped doing so, it is the lightest and fastest database management software on the market. In my opinion, it has nothing to envy from other competitors, it is very fast and very heavy procedures and the management of the databases is very simple with this software.

Moreover, when it comes to prices, it is the best value for money compared to competing software.

What do you dislike?

The worst part about MySQL is that, since Oracle bought it, it feels like the little brother of it and therefore, once you have it and you have squeezed it to the max, you will end up switching to Oracle without a doubt because it offers more complete options.

Recommendations to others considering the product

The Community Edition can be tested for free and thanks to its free history before being purchased by Oracle, there are hundreds of tutorials and guides to do all the database management you need. It is also very easy to implement in web services with your own plugin.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Luckily, having studied and learned SQL with MySQL I have been able to make a great database in my company and be able to put aside the pen and paper, update to new technologies and do all the management in databases with MySQL. In addition, it has been very easy for me to teach other employees to use it even without knowledge of SQL thanks to its simple interface.

MySQL review by Celso A.
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"One of the most used and powerful databases"

What do you like best?

It is very powerful and each version increases the quality of the product. Many web applications, client - server applications and other software use MySQL as the default database, for example, PHP and MySQL have a great link between them and PHP web applications use MySQL as database in many many cases.

What do you dislike?

It was buy by Oracle and this company started to limit most of the free options so many people start to migrate to MariaDB (you can consider it as a fork of MySQL)

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you need software like MySQL you can get the support from Oracle buying MySQL or you can use MariaDB with the help of the communty and when you think MariaDB is short, you can migrate to MySQL

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We use MariaDB as our default database when we don't have to install other databases as Oracle or DB2. It is very flexible, powerful and has a great community to help.

MySQL review by Suso N.
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"Open Source Database"

What do you like best?

Mysql has one paid version and one free version. It works with any operating system (Linux, Windows, Mac, etc.) and can be managed with multiple different programs, that way you can use the one that suits you according to the type of Database you are using.

What do you dislike?

The main drawback that I find is that particularly the first occasion when it is introduced and arranged is important to have at least information to make a right design and without issues, as it offers numerous choices.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I recommend the utilization of the program, but you need to relax, without scramble and make a right setup of the program since it will profit considerably later , or else, it is likely that you will experience numerous issues as it has a wide range of alternatives to configure.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Main database for different open source based programs on linux servers.

MySQL review by Romit N.
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"MySQL review"

What do you like best?

MySQL is definitely functional as it offers many features (of which I don't use a lot) but mainly it allows me to set up my local server and I can use the database within IntelliJ where I run my server. Its ability to be compatible with other software used at the company is a plus.

What do you dislike?

I believe it is too complex with the number of features it offers. For experienced users I am sure the features are a plus and the complexity is not a problem. However, it took me almost 6 months to fully get used to all the settings and toggles and what they meant.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I recommend being patient with it at first and just figuring out the features you really need. As time goes on, you will get more used to it and will slowly pick up all the features and functions that MySQL has to offer. Only use it if you really need to or if it integrates well with your company's other tools.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I use MySQL to store the database that I need to work on and that my server accesses when it runs. Biggest benefit again is that I don't need to open up MySQL to use it within IntelliJ.

MySQL review by Animesh K.
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"Probably one of the best Open Source RDBMS"

What do you like best?

Support is readily available, its open source. Even enterprise version is not that expensive.

What do you dislike?

It has some stability issues and I think this over dependent on Add ons.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Yes, I will recommend MySQL to others as my experience has been good till now.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are developing smart check in system for small boutique clubs where we need to store information about Club, Packages, Classes, Members and memberships. Data is highly relational and would grow as this software is widely used.

MySQL has very good community support which is helpful when we stuck anywhere. MySQL also scales without loss in Performance under high load conditions. It is also easier to create backups.

MySQL review by Khaled A.
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"My MySQL Review"

What do you like best?

lightweight strong rich featured software, MySQL gives all functions needed to build basic and advanced software.

What do you dislike?

One of the main issues I face in relational databases, I can't store and retrieve arrays of data

Recommendations to others considering the product

Use multiple databases, different users for everyone for the matter of security

don't use remote MySQL if you don't need to use your database remotely

add indices for frequently used fields

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

developing complex quires for different reports in seconds in my limited-capabilities local machine! I built a query to get the result of a table multiplied by itself of about 800 records (800*800), MySQL gives me about 700000 records in 30 seconds although I'm using few functions inside!

I like the speed of quires when built correctly!

MySQL review by Bima N. A.
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"MySQL Recommended For New Comers"

What do you like best?

MySQL Easy Learning, Simple Coding, Simple GUI. Many Recommended For Using AIO (All in One) Tools, Optimize Query Cache Easy, Classic Coding like using CMD, Fixed Lengeth (Static) and FREE if not commercial.

What do you dislike?

MySQL with Expensive PAID if Commercial, some time Migration More Difficult.

Recommendations to others considering the product

for a new comer, im recomended database MySQL.

1. You just learning C and C++ ? You can try this database

2. Compatible with many operation system

3. Server Time can changed with user

4. Flexible Previlege and Password System

5. MySQL using for Industry Standard

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I can solved with website managed with MySQL, easy to use, still popular database & still using from 2010 to 2016 handling with mysql. and now i'm currently using MySQL Workbench Community.

MySQL review by Lawrence L.
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"MySQL - the only database manager you need."

What do you like best?

MySQL, for me is one of the best, and easy to use programs I have ever used. The program is widely supported accross nearly all platforms possible, and is user friendly and very organized which is a definite must in my opinion.

What do you dislike?

There isn't much to dislike about MySQL. In my experience, I have never found a hitch or complication using it once, except this one time it was buggy and I had to downgrade it to fix the problem, but in the process lost access to certain features that were released in later releases of MySQL.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Personally, I would definitely recommend that you used MySQL. The easibility, availability, and accessibility of the product outweighs its competition, hence me recommending it as it can be used within any company and circumstance, whether it be small or big - MySQL is the solution for you.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The program is a great solution for storing a large amount of data! We used to have a problem of losing data on a daily basis due to data not being stored properly, but with MySQL it solves everything so we no longer have to worry about that anymore.

MySQL review by User in Computer Software
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"Free, Portable, Easy to Use database server"

What do you like best?

first of all, it's FREE! Second of all, it's not a big installation which consumes a lot of your disk space, the service is up and running right after installation, best choice if you need a portable database server to bring with you anywhere you go

What do you dislike?

It's a little bit tricky sometimes when you try to troubleshoot a SQL error message since it won't say too much detail, just tell you around where there is a syntax error, check the manual. If it can be more accurate to say exactly where it's wrong, it will be better

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We use MySQL as our training databases when we do our product trainings to the customers. With full function database server, we have it installed on every trainer's laptop, so even they go onsite, they don't have to login to the VPN to the office database, everything on their local machine, fast and easy

MySQL review by Oscar A.
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"Esencial para el comienzo del aprendizaje"

What do you like best?

MySQL es muy fácil de usar y es compatible con prácticamente todas las plataformas. Hasta ahora no he tenido ningún problema en su uso. La comunidad de MySQL ayuda mucho en todos los problemas que pueden surgin durante su uso. La interfaz es bastante simple y no deja lugar a dudas.

What do you dislike?

MySQL no deja hacer particiones de datos. No funcionaa demasiado bien con una gran base de datos.

Al principio puede ser un poco complejo de entender pero suele ser bastante práctico al cabo del tiempo. Con algunos tutoriales no deberian de encontrarse problemas para empezar a usarlo.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Uso la base de datos MySQL para todos mis datos de aplicaciones como usuario. MySQL proporciona una interfaz fácil de usar para realizar consultas de bases de datos para leer, actualizar, crear y eliminar datos. Su sencillez hace que sea rápido de usar.

MySQL review by Administrator in Financial Services
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"Great database with many uses!"

What do you like best?

What is not to like about MySQL? This is one of the easiest to set up, and most versatile databases you can set up, and anyone can use it! Especially since the introduction of the Json type field, which has expanded the use of this type of database even further. Last but certainty not least, this is one of the cheapest database to get set up for a real project.

What do you dislike?

Only real downside for MySQL is that the performance scaling is a little poor, and development updates can be a little slow (Although better recently!)

Recommendations to others considering the product

Make sure you have looked at all other database solutions for your specific use case

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The need to store data, a lot of data. We use our MySQL databases for just about everything, storing our custom calendar events, our client information, marketing data, etc. The ability to store anything with very little set up is one of the biggest benefits.

MySQL review by User in Higher Education
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"My Experience with MySQL"

What do you like best?

The best part about MySQL is how easily I can connect it to any a application and the user friendly editor where I can query and test the database. I like the SQL Editor as I can rerun any line without have to rewrite it. The editor also has few inbuilt features where I can update the database without having to write the actual query. Also the debugging is very easy to detect where I can go through the logs and find out which line is wrong.

What do you dislike?

Installation and set up of MySQL on a MAC OS is very difficult, I struggled in setting up the software. I had to install so many unwanted software to set up this one. Lot of my friends also had the same problem, I did not understand the purpose of these other software.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I've used MySQL in building a dashboard where I extracted the data from MySQL and queried on Dashboard.

It was very easy for me to connect to my application and run it using very few lines of code.

MySQL review by Josh W.
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"Easy, flexible, fast, and great for developing"

What do you like best?

Easy, flexible, fast and free. It's so easy to install on a personal computer/laptop so you can practice and develop. It's also available for free as a standard install on all cloud computing hosts like AWS.

So for example I have a copy of a DB on my laptop and on AWS so I can develop and test on my laptop without even an internet connection and then deploy copies of my changes to the AWS instance.

What do you dislike?

Workbench, the GUI software used to manage MySQL is buggy and often crashes. This is very challenging. So I use the older 5.2 version which has less features but is more stable.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Definitely use Workbench for managing! Also, install and activate MySQL on your computer/laptop first to get acquainted

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We run web applications based on Django. And we run crawlers that store the data they capture to MySQL. We also use it as a back end for our custom reporting.

MySQL review by Luca V.
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"The best DB "

What do you like best?

MySQL is very Scaleable

Have a great Help and support:

It is open source and the community is so huge that a simple search solve the 99% of problems that you might encounter.

Have many Management and Development Tools - Like MySQL Workbench and TOAD for MySQL .

Nice integration with other software like: Apache/Tomcat - Oracle WebLogic etc..

What do you dislike?

Some features like table encryption, and data vaulting are missing.

Performance of Backup/Restore are a bit slow compared to other DB, in particular the import/export of a table are really slow sometimes.

Cost of license for use not covered by GPL are a bit high.

Recommendations to others considering the product

MySQL is suited to companies of all sizes and with every type of budgets. It provides a very quick, install and ready to work solution, without a massive learning curve.

It have some features missing but nothing of really fundamental.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

With free GPL license we have reduced the management costs. With high scalabity we have speeded up the development ( so we can now dedicate more time to other important tasks).

MySQL review by User in Internet
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"Reliable MySQL"

What do you like best?

As an open source database, the support community online is not only alive and well, but very strong and helpful. There is a very large number of support documentation as well as various management and development tools.

What do you dislike?

Some of the extra features of the larger database solutions are missing in MySQL, such as data vaulting, some index types and partitioning.

Recommendations to others considering the product

MySQL is under a GPL licence and as such this has huge cost savings compared to other solutions.

MySQL was well suited for developing in Lean/Agile software development environments as changes can be made quickly without being over complicated to implement. Its solid and reliable - overall I would highly recommend it.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We have used MySQL as the default database system in all out user management solutions. Because it is feature rich, fast and easy to setup and quick to use, it is ideal for rapid development.

MySQL review by Victor M.
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"MySQL for web developer"

What do you like best?

It is very simple to be able to work and deploy a solution quickly. The software to interact with the database, mysql workbench in my case has been very useful to perform all tasks, both programming and administration and is open source!

What do you dislike?

When you have to work with large volumes of data the performance is not very good and tends to take a long time, which is not very efficient or reliable against a business solution. I'm talking about MySQL version free

Recommendations to others considering the product

The work area where MySQL will be used must be analyzed well, since for large volumes of data the performance is not the best. Scalability is not so simple either. For small applications it works very well

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

At this moment we have functioning meteorological stations that send data through a raspberry pi to a database in MySQL

MySQL review by Administrator
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"Flexible scalable and admin friendly database"

What do you like best?

Easy to set up a database and get it running quickly, while still being flexible enough to modify at a later date, if you need to add more complexity, relationships, etc. It just works and setting up a connection to a local host or a remote server is super easy.

What do you dislike?

The GUI doesn't always work the way you'd expect it too, which is kinda strange but remedied by using SQL statements to do it. Not a big deal but its strange that this happens. I've run into it when dropping tables, it sometimes ignores the command when you do it through the drop down menus.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I use it as a back end to a web hosted app, and sometimes to test JPA based schema's and changes to existing databases before I push to my repository branch.

MySQL review by Amandeep K.
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"Best Database Management System"

What do you like best?

Mysql is the best Relational Database management system available in the market. It provides you with all the features that you may need for your application. It is compatible with all the leading technology platforms, most suitable with java and php. I think it is the most used RDBMS over all.Its Newer version also provided support for Json Data type to compete with NoSQL databases.

What do you dislike?

Very simple and easy to integrate, but if you are planning for a big system, scaling can be a headache with Mysql.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We use it as back-end for out multiple website and applications.

MySQL review by Administrator in Marketing and Advertising
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"Usable, functional database for small to medium projects"

What do you like best?

I like how quickly I can set up a database and use for PHP projects like WordPress and Drupal. I have found most open source tools that run on Linux support a mysql backend database for supporting metadata and text storage.

What do you dislike?

Clustering and scaling MySQL is the greatest challenge I have faced in supporting instances. I have had to use the assistance of data architects to create solutions that don't cause more problems than they solve. Additionally, I avoid using it for functions that are heavy on blob storage usage as it greatly impacts the performance in a negative way.

Recommendations to others considering the product

It's still the industry standard for starting out projects.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

MySQL allows for quick build out of small projects for Proof of Concept and tight deadlines. It can scale with the right people supporting it. We use it for Drupal, Wordpress, blogs, small sites, and development efforts for hosted SaaS solutions.

MySQL review by Diana P.
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"MySQL is the best tool for any kind of database"

What do you like best?

It is easy to run a script into MySQL. I like the programming language of MySQL because the queries are easy to learn and easy to implement for your database.

I like the functions of MySQL for example: exporting your database schema, exporting your tables in different formats. There is a wizard function with this the records can be added very easy into websites with just one click.

What do you dislike?

Sometimes I have to wait some time when I want to import the content into a database. I am using different sql tools and each SQL tool has a different query language and not all queries from Oracle or plSQL are compatible with MySQL.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I recommend you to learn some basic sql scripts before using this tool.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I used MySQL to update our internal company webpage, this is a database with a graphical interface with information about employees, tasks, suppliers and customers. I used the MySQL functions and the updates were fast and I saved precious time.

MySQL review by Maria Jose G.
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"A really good performance"

What do you like best?

I love the syntax and query language. It is really easy to use to retrieve the data you need. MySql is very fast and it doesn't occupy too much space in disk. It is very easy of admin and it fetchs the requirements of my company. I really love writting sentences in MySql. It is one of my favourite languages.

What do you dislike?

Some times you need to write a very long clause to get the data you want

Recommendations to others considering the product

Use it, is very usefull

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I have all the information in the same place and it is very fast to get the data.

MySQL review by Amr M.
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"SQL Server is one of the Database Management Systems (DBMS) "

What do you like best?

SQL Server is free and anyone can download and use it. The application uses SQL (Structured Query Language) and is easy to use.

MySQL provides cross-platform support, wide range of interfaces for application programming and has many stored procedures like triggers and cursors that helps in managing the database.

Go through the MySQL Video to get clear understanding of MySQL

What do you dislike?

i think its better than anything else with a big company name

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

In MySQL the Joins are used to query data from two or more tables. The query is made using relationship between certain columns existing in the table. There are four types of Joins in MySQL. Inner Join returns the rows if there is at least one match in both the tables. Left Join returns all the rows form the left table even if there is no match in the right table. Right Join returns all the rows from the right table even if no matches exist in left table. Full Join would return rows when there is at least one match in the tables

MySQL review by Derick O.
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"Implementing databases uses MySQL"

What do you like best?

The detailed user manual the accompanies MySQL

What do you dislike?

Configuring triggers was a bit of challeng. It requires that the Primary Key for the tables on which the trigger be set to INT. Setting Primary Key to VAR results in a trigger that doesn't execute.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Mysql is a rich DBMS with all that you need to create a database. It works well with other programming languages such as HTML, PHP, Python among others. The other benefit of using Mysql is the ready support that is available on online forums. So one never really gets stuck.Of course, this applies to all the other open source software. Lastly, I found the query facility really useful in manipulating data. Though I am still on the learning journey, I can say with confidence that MySQL is a great DBMS.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I am creating online databases for dynamic websites for clients in various fields. I have already used it to create a database that health facilities can use to manage patient data.

MySQL review by James LJE C.
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"MySQL by Oracle Corporation"

What do you like best?

It is easy to install. The database is powerful and fast especially when you query the database. There are many tools with which to play. I learned SQL.

What do you dislike?

Dislike isn't it actually. I really like the program. MySQL is a gigantic program. I found that I often had to de-install when I had too many programs running at the same time. Oracle is great for offering MySQL to everyone on the internet.

Recommendations to others considering the product

N/A

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The organization and ability to easily find specific data quickly. We hope to realize benefits in making future projections. I thought that some of the functions of MySQL could be emphasized. Is it true there are internet functions? Could I write a bot to search and store information from the internet or is it to be done with Search APIs or SDKs?

MySQL review by Administrator in Automotive
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"Great tool for retrieving data and creating productivity reports"

What do you like best?

I like the ease of use of the system, being a first time user and having little to no knowledge of mysql, the way the system allows me to learn and navigate through the tables and find information is not complicated and easy to adapt.

What do you dislike?

we currently using an old version of the software (discontinued), i would like to experience with the most up to date version of it but based on the needs of the business this is not a must, if anything at all that would be my only dislike, not being able to be up-to-date with the database software client

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The main use for MySQL is to gather information and use that to create reports via Crystal Reports software for internal and external use. It also allows us to analyze data on live transactions done in our office and verify that information was written properly to the tables and we have accurate information.

MySQL review by Administrator in Financial Services
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"Review of MySQL usage in Financial Services"

What do you like best?

MySQL is very user-friendly while at the same time being a very efficient source for creating complex queries and easily creating and interacting with new tables. Also it is very easy to use through the MAC terminal as well as through a relational database software such as Sequel Pro

What do you dislike?

This is not particular to MySQL but there seems to be very subtle, but when querying, there are debilitating differences when going through SQL languages which causes disconnects and errors that take longer to debug than should be necessary.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Ability to hold numerous tables with a much larger data structure and data amount that currently available.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The main business problem I think I am able to solve in MySQL is being able to unite data to create a singular source of truth for our userbase. Whenever there are numerous tables that all contain information about a customer or a user base, but are not connected in a way that is easy and efficient to be able to answer business questions for business users, as an analyst it is very efficient for me to use MySQL to join up the relevant columns and tables from multiple databases to be able to answer specific questions business users have. For instance, if we have customer sales data in one table in a specific database, but I would like to know how this relates to the number of interactions they have had with our product, and that happens to live in another table in another DB, MySQL makes it easy to cut out the pieces that may not be needed to answer that business question, join the necessary components, and produce the most intuitive output.

MySQL review by Christopher J.
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"Great database for any web based development!!!"

What do you like best?

I have been a web developer for years now and using MySQL has been a breeze. I originally used Microsoft SQL Server but I love how easy it is to setup a MySQL database. Also, it comes bundled with Wordpress which means that I have a strong database structure right out of the gate. Every command I have thrown against it works great and the support and community are always available to help.

What do you dislike?

I really don't have anything I dislike about MySQL. In my usage (web development and open source development) everything I have thrown at it works without an issue.

The caveat to this is the configuration file can be difficult to setup. If you don't know what you are doing you can corrupt your whole database. The best practice to resolve this is to always make a copy of that file and then change the copy.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you are building web-based applications in PHP, Python, or JAVA and you need to get started quick MySQL is the way to go.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Since I use Wordpress mainly I use MySQL every day. I have been able to run some very complex queries when needed at it. Also, Wordpress integrates and builds the database for you. Another nice feature is being able to customize and extend the database to fit your specific needs

I have also used MySQL with custom built web applications and it handles that without a problem.

MySQL review by Veronica S.
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"My experience with MySQL"

What do you like best?

I have never used a different database program, this is my first and I'm still learning.

I love how simple MySQL statements can be - select, use, etc.

You can start very basic and get more in depth, and it's not *simple* to learn but it's intuitive enough.

I like the organization and all the reports you can run/all the information you can view about tables.

What do you dislike?

I did not like getting started. When I first started with MySQL it was one of the first times I had ever touched Terminal, and I had no idea what I was doing. When I was asked to type into terminal the /path/to/mysql, I actually typed in /path/to/mysql

Other than that, there's not a whole lot that I actually dislike!

Recommendations to others considering the product

I really can't say a whole lot, but if I could familiarize myself with MySQL, I'm sure many others could as well.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We're hosting customer databases in MySQL, and making sure all their tables are clean, repaired, and optimized.

We had issues with MySQL 5.6 sometimes stopping on I believe Yosemite, and other issues with PID file as well as with 5.7, but now that I'm aware of these issues it has become a lot easier to direct customers towards a solution.

We host everything on MySQL so having only one platform to work with is great.

MySQL review by Jorge A.
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"The default Database"

What do you like best?

Highly reliable, flexible, with a really big community behind it. Every developer I've interviewed has shown knowledge of this database. There are lots of services to support it by every cloud provider or hosting provider. There are even implementations with fully backup schemas, one plus one configuration, and multi-site synchronization.

You can implement from docker repositories, bitnami stacks, or all in box solutions. Even installing from the OS is easy and fast.

What do you dislike?

Limited in database functions (compare to other solutions)

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you want a lightweight database engine, fully documented, and easy to understand for your developers (hey there is a high chance that they are already experts on this) this is the way to go. It will support several TB of data without hesitation and it is well supported by every cloud service and hosting provider I've meet.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We use it to structure a lot of data sets and as the back end for lots of apps.

MySQL review by Administrator in Research
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"MySQL is a Solid OpenSource RBMS"

What do you like best?

MySQL is a lightweight database engine that provides standard RDBMS functionality with a minimal memory footprint. I was able to install it on my 2008 MacBook Pro and have it up and running in a couple of hours.

What do you dislike?

The availability of tools and support for Mac OS X seemed a bit sparse. The documentation available from the provider did not go into a great deal of depth for the kinds of things I was interested in (i.e., mysqlimport) so I ended up looking for after-market tools for data loading.

Recommendations to others considering the product

As with all mission critical software decisions, I recommend a trial period during which your organization can evaluate how MySQL meets your business data needs.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I am designing a data model for a research lab. I will be loading data in numerous csv files into MySQL for the purposes of reporting and eventually sharing and/or distributing datasets.

MySQL review by Fedor P.
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"MySQL is the most popular and best choice for a database for most projects of a variety of scales."

What do you like best?

This is most likely the best choice for a database system/language, for a project that can be of almost any size. MySQL is extremely effective, optimized, and most of the time, simply-to-use, which makes it an obvious choice for companies in their early stages that are searching for a database system that is easy to integrate with their product. Since this product is free, it is especially nice that there is a lot of functionality for a database system/engine like this. Oracle, who acquired MySQL a while back, also has been really good at keeping the product up-to-date and making sure that a skilled team of engineers are constantly checking on the issues submitted by independent developers. The other great thing: Unlike other database engines, MySQL is designed to focus on big data, especially for web dev, which provides a great opportunity for a platform that is easily scaleable, has great data integrity, and is extremely easy to integrate.

What do you dislike?

The language in itself I believe is poorly designed, as the syntax and queries are often quite difficult to use. In terms of it being a relational database, MySQL is seriously lacking behind its competitors, since its syntax makes it a lot more difficult to implement complex relational databases compared to similar products/competitors like NoSQL. Lastly, since Oracle acquired MySQL, and although they have been really good at staying invested in the product, MySQL is not as community-driven as it's competitors and isn't the way MySQL was before. This can pave a lot of problems for companies not wanting to transition DBMSs if it becomes the case that Oracle wants change the product in a major way without asking the feedback of developers and the community that uses MySQL.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Like I've mentioned before, MySQL is a great place to start for companies that don't foresee using relational databases. MySQL is extremely great for its lack of a price.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

This is a great product for any company to have. Especially, if the engineering teams do not foresee having to deal with relational databases.

MySQL review by Ronak K.
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"MySQL | Free and Open Source Database"

What do you like best?

MySQL is open source and easy to use. The queries fired are easily executed and can be used for numerous purpose, be it research or data analysis.

What do you dislike?

It is sometimes slow in query parsing. Otherwise, it is really good in whatever it does. I really like the product

Recommendations to others considering the product

Go for it. It is open source and easy to configure.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

MySQL is used mainly for Database Management. Used for many other use-cases. Like forensic and scientific researchh. Used for various projects to store user database and data. As it is highly secure, we can even store passwords and use it for authentication purposes too!

MySQL review by Eliseo H.
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"I use MySQL for personal projects. A very easy to use tool."

What do you like best?

MySQL is a relational database management system based on SQL – Structured Query Language. The application is used for a wide range of purposes, including data warehousing, e-commerce, and logging applications. The most common use for mySQL however is for the purpose of a web database.

What do you dislike?

The default values for configuration variables are totally impractical for production web sites, but MySQL lacks effective tools and documentation for tuning config variables for a given load.

Even with resources like High Performance MySQL and Percona's MySQL & InnoDB performance and scalability blog it's incredibly difficult to get real insight into MySQL tuning.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I am not using mySQL for business problems

MySQL review by Devashish G.
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"Ultimate database in the opensource market"

What do you like best?

I liked using mysql, some of its best features are:

-Its free for all as its opensource DB

-Its very easy to use

-Have bunch of exiting features like operations, search etc.

-It has very active community and supports/helps at ever point

What do you dislike?

I personally not have any dislikes for mysql till now, but some other DB in market haves some out of the box features in them which is not in mysql but one should keep in mind its free and they are paid DB's

Recommendations to others considering the product

I would love to recommend this Database to anyone who need free DB.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Using Mysql as Database for our drupal based site and it works great indexing and index search and caching works fine in this db. It can be used as metastore as well.

MySQL review by Abhishek T.
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"A better IDE to start with MySQL"

What do you like best?

The application size is pretty small and therefore download doesn't seem to take much time. The interface is clean and takes minimal time to install a database. Can connect to every cloud platform including Amazon's AWS and Google Cloud platform.

What do you dislike?

The application sometimes fails to connect to Google Cloud Platform. I would like to see a feature from SQL Server where by holding the Alt key user can select multiple lines at the same position.

Recommendations to others considering the product

When connecting to Google Platform, refer to Google's documentation for setting up the database instance.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Currently, I am working on a dataset that contains millions of rows and the only option I had was to store it in the cloud due to computational constraints. Since MySQL can connect to any platform, I preferred to use it as an option for my requirement.

MySQL review by Paola S.
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"Excellent database manager"

What do you like best?

The speed to perform operations, which makes it one of the best in terms of performance, is low cost in requirements for the development of data bases, since being of low consumption allows the program to be used from any low resource computer, It is easy to configure and install, It has a low probability of corruption in the data, uses GPL license, works in client / server or embedded environments

What do you dislike?

It has limitations in the processing of searches in the databases, it does not work if a database is required for corporate use due to its instability, there are other free managers that manage better databases at the corporate level

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The visualization, update and analysis of the databases through the internet, generates reports for analysis and print the data

MySQL review by Ashika A.
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"MySQL review"

What do you like best?

MySQL is open source software that allows anyone to use it and modify it. Anyone can download the MySQL source code and use it without paying. Anyone interested can study the source code and adjust it to their needs.

What do you dislike?

A large percentage of MySQL utilities are not documented. The support for triggers is basic so there are certain limitations in what can be done with them. Privileges for a table are not automatically deleted when a table is deleted.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Its popularity as a web application is mostly related to PHP, which usually appears in combination with MySQL. I would recommend to use MySQL to them who develop applications in PHP.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I am solving data storage problems and optimizing data, cleaning data, analyzing data etc.,

MySQL review by Wadie A.
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"The easiest software to get a database and it's open-source!"

What do you like best?

All basic servers has mysql as SGBDD . SO you don't need to pay extra to get oracle or mongo DB.

It's very simple to do CRUD (create, read, update, delete). It supports for all most, all programming language.

What do you dislike?

It' less better with huge data bases (tera bites) . Search is less effective than mongo. The response time is not good enuff.

Recommendations to others considering the product

The best for small websites .But if you need more efficient there is Mongo DB

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

ALL my 11 websites runs with MySql Database. I use it to store information about guests , transaction , bots , crawler .. allmost every thing .

MySQL review by Joshua J.
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"Why MySQL?"

What do you like best?

I love how easy it is to script for using the Linux Terminal.

What do you dislike?

I don't like the way MySQL Workbench looks or functions.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you are looking for a database that can be used across multiple operating systems and scales very well for the size of your needs, then look no further than MySQL. There is a large user base with myriad forums for just about any query or functionality you are wanting to employ. Scripting commands are also fantastically easy to include into bash.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It is a fantastic database for websites. I am able to apply a lot of control over my tables and make efficient use of resources.

MySQL review by Administrator
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"Ágil, sencillo y gratuíto"

What do you like best?

Lo mejor de este gestor de bases de datos es que gratuito, instalación muy sencilla bajo sistemas GNU como cualquier distribución de Linux.

Se entiende perfectamente con phpmyadmin.

Es tu mejor aliado si programas web en php.

Dispones de gran cantidad de documentación en internet, con una enorme comunidad de usuarios, y un sistema que no deja de crecer y actualizarse.

What do you dislike?

Puedes encontrar problemas con el sistema de codificado de caracteres (unicode, UTF-8...) sobretodo al importar y exportar bases de datos. La documentación no está muy clara en este aspecto.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Busca por internet cualquier posible problema.... seguro que alguien más ha pasado por eso y lo ha documentado.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Lo utilizo para webs dinámicas en php, y el rendimiento es excelente incluso en bases de datos grandes.

MySQL review by Mital L.
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"MySql or not to MySql"

What do you like best?

Okay I generally start with this, but it's free!!! And so simple!!!! I started using Microsoft SQL Server back in 1999 in my first real job and have been on friendly terms with it ever since. However MySql has been there and thereabouts for a while and for the past 4 years or so I have not seen any reason why I should go back to paying. The utilities are excellent, the stability and upgrades can't be faulted, and it's light.

What do you dislike?

Genuinely I have no dislikes. To be extremely extremely picky, the login box on MySql Workbench ( a GUI utility just like Enterprise Manager) sometimes hangs. But so what. If Microsoft could claim something like that was its weakest point, we would be overrun with Bill Gates shaped uber robots and no other OS would exist.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you have even thought about it, give it a go. My bias lies in that I am a convert to Debian and the like, so free = good with me all the time. We run a number of db servers across our estate but (fingers crossed) the mySQL instances just don't give me hassle.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I am using MySql as production db servers for all my clients. Alongside saving the client money on licensing, I can so simply configure all the tools, redundancy and backups I need. I don't think I can warrant going back to Microsoft SQL Server for our products.

MySQL review by Varun S.
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"Fast tool for relational database management system"

What do you like best?

The easy of which anyone can lean to write SQL queries and can manage a SQL relational database is best. I also like it as we can access millions of records with just a simple query in no time, it lets you play with the data.

What do you dislike?

It takes time to connect to database engine and usually gets stuck when the tuples in the tables are greater than 3-4 million. Its user interface is also old

Recommendations to others considering the product

To learn relational database or any database for that matter I would recommend this tool a 100% this is very good to clear your concepts.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

SQL can help us manage the relational database with ease. Huge enterprise use this application to get their database setup and manage huge chunks of data. It is quick fast and easy to understand.

MySQL review by Alfred S.
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"Easy to learn relational DB"

What do you like best?

MySQL is simple to learn. It is easy to get it installed and running and easy to connect.

What do you dislike?

MySQL is now owned by Oracle, so that makes life tricky. I do wish it had been treated as a separate entity when Oracle bought Sun. Still, that's how business works.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Consider MariaDB if you want to go back to a true Open Source product. If you're OK with Oracle, then this is great!

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We have local databases tracking student use of the computer labs and software. We also use it to for various engineering software that require database integration.

MySQL review by Varat R.
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"Stable and widely used database platform"

What do you like best?

MySQL helps alot as a foundation of most open-source packages that I use to build my online website. Great stability and very widely used

What do you dislike?

Most server that run mySQL restrict access from outside ip address. You have to whitelist the foreign ip and most of the time it is quite complicated when you want to establish stable connection with interface outside localhost of the database.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Fair to say it is the right choice to do the job, Large user base.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

data management solution for most open-source package that I used to build my website.

MySQL review by Administrator in Internet
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"Not perfect, but greatly improved reliability and performance over the last 10 years"

What do you like best?

Open source, so there are no licensing fees. Very widely used so there is an abundance of online resources to assist with setup, config, troubleshooting, etc. continuously being improved. Large number of features like replication, point in time recovery, etc

What do you dislike?

Occasional crashes and bugs. By occasional I mean a crash once every 6 months.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I am impressed with the level of improvement in reliability and performance over the last 10 years. I can only assume this will continue. Strong community with companies like Percona and MariaDB contributing to the community and Oracle. Not we used Percona XtraDB cluster which is more complex than Vanilla MySQL, but it is a scalable HA solution.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Highly Available RDMS. Have used the Galera variant of MySQL which allows for a scalable multi read / multi write environment.

MySQL review by Rut B.
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"Best free Dmbs ever"

What do you like best?

First of all, it's free.

It's easy to setup and to work with, even for a beginner.

Great performances even if it gets large.

A lot of documentation and resources you can find for help online.

Runs on a lot of different operating systems

What do you dislike?

No built-in support for features like JSON, XML, automatic backups, etc.

It becomes slower when you have a large amount of data with high concurrency (many writes at the same time).

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

At this time, mysql runs our customer's e-commerce, which reaches event 1000 transactions per second at time of high traffic like Black Friday

MySQL review by Alex P.
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"I love mysql!"

What do you like best?

Learning sql has helped me do so much more with the data I use at work. I love writing queries!

What do you dislike?

Sometimes I think something is going to work and I get the wrong result.

Recommendations to others considering the product

This is an easy way to set up and use SQL databases for behind the scenes querying as well as integrating with a website.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I use it for everything! I love being able to pull random facts and figures to let us know how business is going. I also use it to check for data errors.

MySQL review by Gio V.
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"While there are other options out there, I always end up at MySQL for databases"

What do you like best?

Simple, straightforward approach to handling databases. Entering records via the web interface can be a breeze since its very user-friendly.

What do you dislike?

I wish there was a better way to utilize MySQL when it's already installed on a deployed server. There have been times that I've gone with MongoDB because I was having too much trouble with MySQL/

Recommendations to others considering the product

Take a look at MongoDB and some of the other database solutions out there, but don't discount MySQL for how easy it is to get started with when developing a website, app, or software that utilizes databases.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

For some of my clients, they like the option of opening MySQL's page and adding records themselves. Especially in regard to HR departments adding members of development teams or restaurants adding menu items into the database.

MySQL review by Tony I.
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"MySQL a powerful and versatile DB engine"

What do you like best?

Mysql is very powerful, and best of all is multi platform, easy implementation in windows, linux and osx. Also is very powerful in shared web hosting or dedicated servers.

What do you dislike?

Is not as well adopted as others DB engines. Other DB engines are more popular than MySQL, for example: PGSQL, Oracle, Maria DB. Each one for different reasons: support, easy to use, price, administration tools, etc.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Best open source DB engine in the market, simple, easy to use and free

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The problems we resolved with MySQL are Data Storage for company web services, cms and crm.

MySQL review by Haince Denis P.
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"Light tool with amazing features"

What do you like best?

MySQL server is a light tool. It does not take up too much memory as compared to other database products available. It also provides all the necessary features for a small application to run on and is very reliable and stable.

What do you dislike?

Frankly, there is nothing to dislike about MySQL except for the fact that it is not as scalable as its commercial competitors. The functionality is very much dependent on the add-ons, which need to be updated every time. Also MySQL does not support SQL check constraints.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Good database software to start with for learning and running small applications upon.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I typically use MySQL to store my data and perform analysis on it. Recently I have used MySQL for a research project and has really been very efficient. I use MySQL Workbench to all my activities and it works wonderfully well.

MySQL review by Nikhil P.
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"The best free database solution."

What do you like best?

I'm not a complete expert when it comes to databases, but I've been using MySQL for about 4 years now and I've not had an issue, and it has worked really well for satisfying my needs. MySQL is great especially if are new to learning databases and you're looking to develop websites that requires the use of a database.

What do you dislike?

Compromise on the Security, but I haven't faced any problems so far.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

CRUD operations, web development is what I use it for. It's stable and does the job very well.

MySQL review by Anamika G.
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"Easy to use and and inexpensive"

What do you like best?

I consider MySQL is easy to use and most secure database management system. It provide the facility of cluster servers and master/slave replication configurations. This is a cheap and fast to manage database of

project .

What do you dislike?

There are few stability issues as it not support large database size .There are so many limitations which cause many problem for a big project.

Recommendations to others considering the product

MySQL is good database for software product. Easy management and administration. I would like to recommend all developers to use it.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Generally I use MySQL for all my small project .I find that it is very easy to use .The best part is that it provide a complete solution for the eCommerce businesses with unique database server requirements.

MySQL review by User in Information Technology and Services
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"MySQL, una herramienta gestora de bases de datos muy recomendada"

What do you like best?

Lo que más valoro de MySQL es su velocidad y su versatilidad a la hora de instalarse en diferentes sistemas operativos. La gran conectividad, seguridad y velocidad que ofrece este gestor es altamente recomendada para gestionar bases de datos en la red. A la hora de iniciarse su fácil configuración le dan un plus de versatilidad a MySQL. Yo estoy muy contento utilizando ésta aplicación.

What do you dislike?

Bueno, lo bueno que nos ofrece por un lado se contrarresta on sus poco documentadas(aunque cada vez más) utilidades. No es que se diga intuitivo, por lo que al principio cuesta adaptarse y avanzar con esta herramienta, por lo tanto puede que no sea una herramienta adecuada para aquellos que no quieran esforzarse en aprender cosas más técnicas.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Es una herramienta muy potente para la gestión de bases de datos que sin duda te dará un plus allá donde vayas y busques trabajo.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Trabajo gestionando bases de datos, accediendo y modificándolas, y MySQL me permite acceder de manera efectiva y rápida a dichas bases de datos que no suelen estar en servidores cercanos si no a miles de kilómetros de distancia. Me he dado cuenta de que es una herramienta muy potente que cualquiera que quiera adentrarse en el mundo del Big Data debería aprender.

MySQL review by Justin B.
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"Maturity matters"

What do you like best?

MySQL is 22 years old this month, and that matters. A database technology is only as good as its least-reliable part, and there aren't many holes in MySQL.

Because of its popularity over the years, there are solutions to nearly everything in MySQL.

MySQL is a strong implementation of a simple idea, without the headache of bells and whistles; it's the straight-razor shave of databases.

What do you dislike?

MySQL performance falls off a cliff with long tables in a way that other technologies don't. If you want to use MySQL to handle an implementation at scale, it requires some creative massaging (e.g https://medium.com/@Pinterest_Engineering/sharding-pinterest-how-we-scaled-our-mysql-fleet-3f341e96ca6f).

Recommendations to others considering the product

It is easy to implement MySQL, and easy to move for MySQL to other products. Don't overthink it!

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

MySQL handles reporting tables (produced via ETL jobs through Hive over Hadoop HDFS) with almost zero ongoing engineering effort. Coupled with the mature connections from almost any tech stack you can imagine, it's easy to implement MySQL to pre-compute larger queries based on larger data sources on a regular basis.

MySQL review by Max A.
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"Great open-source platform for SQL table management across applications."

What do you like best?

Easy to pick up for someone with cursory or no SQL experience. The amount of online learning material makes this a simple investment for anyone looking to utilize databases in their projects.

What do you dislike?

Getting ODBC connectors and other plugins to cooperate with third-party programs when you're trying to pass SQL data between them can be a hassle depending on system infrastructure. Getting appropriate information on this was a bit harder than learning about the product itself.

Recommendations to others considering the product

It's not perfect, but it's close enough. You can't go wrong here.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

MySQL provided a great framework for our organization to convert large-N datasets from XLS/CSV into a format we could pass on to our colleagues across the nation for statistical analysis in SPSS and other programs. It provided flexibility and ease of access that we weren't able to achieve with less centralized solutions.

MySQL review by User in Investment Banking
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"Powerful tool for data management"

What do you like best?

MySQL provides multiple features that we can use to manage large amounts of data efficiently. It's very easy to use. The MySQL Workbench provides a neat user interface through which we can manage data visually. Moreover, MySQL also supports cloud deployment.

What do you dislike?

My overall experience with MySQL is great. The only one thing I dislike about MySQL is that when I used Workbench as a user interface, it would quit accidentally sometimes.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you are looking for a powerful tool to manage your relational data easily and efficiently, MySQL is a great way to go. It provides multiple choices. For example, for the user interface, you can use MySQL Workbench (the official integrated environment for MySQL), Navicat, ClusterControl, Adminer and so on. MySQL also supports cloud deployment, which is a good thing for nowadays' enterprise.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I used MySQL to store and manage large amounts of data we have from our customers. It helped me to manage data easily and in a more reliable way.

MySQL review by Wei D.
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"Great Structured Query Language"

What do you like best?

It's MySQL, basically the most prolific SQL out there (don't quote me on that). It's old, well known, robust, and it just works. I happen to like it and have maintained large apps with a MySQL backend. There are newer solutions out there that are faster, and maybe even easier to use. But once you get used to the query structure MySQL is actually fairly intuitive. It can get kind of confusing if you're really diving into it with big joins and such, but that's the beauty of it; lots of ways to be specific.

What do you dislike?

Depending on how big the tables/databases you're working with, queries can be slow. They can be slow enough that they will actually bring down your machine if you're not careful. So there is a lot of optimization; y you have to know what you're doing.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Does it meet your requirements? Is there anything newer you might want to use? Do you want something tried and dependable?

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Using it to store huge amounts of data, and is easy to maintain, and easily manipulated as well!

MySQL review by Administrator
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"Journey to Mysql"

What do you like best?

Oracle bought MySql and it is limited Open Source product means if u want GUI tools then we need to buy licensed version. It is very easy to setup, maintain,upgrade and apply patches. New features for every release.IT works very well web applications like PHP, etc.. It has different types of sql engines like InnoDB wtc., based on our requirement we can select the engine we want to run. We can have any number of configuration files .IF you buy licensed version you will monitoring tool which monitors the databases and servers. It has option to track slow queries also

What do you dislike?

It cannot handle large database transactions and it is not for large sized transactions.

Caching and partitioning could be an issue.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We have very small databases in our company which has very less transactions So we decided to invest less money on this. We went to latest verison and took licensed version which is less than oracle db. We have many php applications for that backend is mysql db.

MySQL review by Bem M.
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"I would recommend My SQL to anyone who would like to get started in programming in SQL DB"

What do you like best?

My SQL is very user friendly any beginner can use it. I was able to look up everything I need to know on how to program using My SQL, with MS access as the front end client.

What do you dislike?

My SQL has it's limitations, when it comes to programming when compared to MS SQL. There is only so much Data it can hold before it reaches its maximum capacity.

Recommendations to others considering the product

This is great for beginners, but if you expect to use a lot of Data you are better off with MS SQL

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I used to use MYSQL to create a DB for inventory, I have since moved to MS SQL DB since my DB grew to capacity for MYSQL. I still on some occasions program some small tools in

MySQL review by User in Government Administration
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"the best relational database manager"

What do you like best?

MySQL software is Open Source

Speed ​​when performing operations, which makes it one of the managers with better performance.

Low cost in requirements for the elaboration of data bases, since due to its low consumption it can be executed in a machine with scarce resources without any problem.

Ease of configuration and installation.

Supports a variety of Operating Systems

Low probability of corrupting data, even if the errors do not occur in the manager itself, but in the system in which it is.

Its connectivity, speed, and security make MySQL Server highly suitable for accessing databases on the InternetMySQL software uses the GPL license

What do you dislike?

A large percentage of MySQL utilities are not documented.

It is not intuitive, like other programs (ACCESS).

Recommendations to others considering the product

The reasons why I recommend MySQL is for the following benefits. It is known for its performance, ease of use and reliability. Most popular products of world wide web of huge and high profile like Google, Facebook, Wikipedia, etc. they use this database administration tool

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

When it comes to security, there is no other system that offers the security offered by MySQL and this is why our companies use this system. This database system covers the layers of solid data security that is able to protect all the important information of the system. According to the requirements, rights and permits can be established allowing the utility of different individuals specific control of the system. One thing that triggers its immense popularity is the ability to control the database through a remote device or device.

MySQL review by Cristi A.
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"The best SQL app. Nice to do queries with it"

What do you like best?

Numerous applications are being utilized. It is easy to introduce and to do data manipulations.

It's an exceptionally helpful tool for databases and a great tool for engineers. I can utilize it for improving Queries.

What do you dislike?

I think that the documentation needs to be better and when I moved up to Mac OS it isn't working so well.