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MySQL is an open source database solution.


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Oracle Corporation develops, manufactures, markets, hosts, and supports database and middleware software, applications software, and hardware systems.


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What do you like best?

Mysql is the best way to interact with the sql database. It offers the best available security towards sql database and maintenance. It takes care of large databases to be optimised and responsive to every action. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Apart of a lot of features and data security enablers, it also raise some issues towards large data uploading and downloading at once. Also some backups interrupt while delivering data from it's database to the system. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

It has a lot of features to explore which makes it a necessary tool to use. It helps to manage database easier and also offers some amazing relevant features to users. This makes it recommended to every developer to use it once. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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

I was working with the best mentors in exackt techfleeters. Where I used to develop webpages in order to develop websites so at that point it was required to store the data in the database so for that I chose sql in order to it's efficiency of data privacy and security and holding a large data tables together. For that mysql is used to manage sql databases efficiently in order to smooth conduction of ongoing work flow. It helped me a lot in creating managing and manipulating database with the ease of working capital. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
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What do you like best?

My favorite thing about MySQL in general is that it is very easy to code in. I have a lot of "new to coding" members on my team, and I find that using MySQL to code has helped them to pick up quickly. For example, the coding is very straight forward to English when using the expression "WHERE VARIABLE LIKE '%WORD%'". Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

My biggest dislike about MySQL is when you run a line of code that fails, the error message is either vague, or way too long to explain what actually happened. I have coded in R, and it explicitly tells you what is wrong, where with MySQL, sometimes you have a weird error message that you have to google, but the error only showed up because you forgot a comma or something simple like that. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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

We are working with big data. We are using MySQL to house all of our data, and this has been very good for us because MySQL works VERY fast with very minimal time out issues. We have been able to pull massive reports, build stored procedures, views, and tables to help us solve business problems through our company. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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What do you like best?

Mysql has a lot of efficient and amazing features to be used starting from it's efficiency to hold large datasets in form of well managed tables rows and columns structure. It provides best data security at some loss of data at places where it kept a loop hole. It is therefore the best used databases in the every sector despite of handling some large databases at it's initial setup. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Although Mysql is something that has efficiently build and has a lot of effective features to be used but aside of that it states some problems which includes data loss, insecurity at some places, data mismanagement when it gets larger. And with that it is not adorable to be used like this in any growing corporate industry. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

As deceived a lot of features and advantages of using mysql it is preferred to be used in every sector as it's setup and implementation is so easy and desirable to be used all alone at once. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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

As we know that MySQL is widely used in today's era, similarly there were some works in which I have used this. Starting from the website this was used for maintaining users data and session control in order to provide smooth workflow. Apart of this it was used in the app development in the same way as used in the website. I have also used it at the time of structuring financial aspects of the business in order to process business analysis for it's better growth. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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What do you like best?

It is easy to configure and manage. It is a great solution for an enterprise level DB without the enterprise level costs. The interface is a bit lean, but still very manageable. I love the ease of setup and configuration and management via the included web interface or you can get custom tools to manage it. I like options! Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

It doesn't have all of the features DBs like MSSQL or Oracle have that would make some admin easier, but it isn't really that much of an impediment. I think the web interface can be a little more robust and have more features for management. I guess you do get what you pay for. Overall it is a great product though. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Its great to use for many things. If you need a database, locally, for development and don't want an extra charge for your production database or you can use this in production. It's also great for new DB programmers to get their feet wet and learn SQL It doesn't have a huge footprint, so you can install it on a desktop or laptop for local development environments to isolate your live data. I highly recommend it! Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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

I have used it as a backend for websites and web applications. I also delved into using it as a backend for mobile apps. It's just easy to use and being opensource, the price is right. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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What do you like best?

Mysql is a software that is easy to deal with, it's is an open-source software which means it can easily customised and can be extended on demand. It is well known for it's high performance and security of data it holds. It offers complete control of it's workflow of data due to it's open source and highly scalable behaviour. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Mysql is used for better transaction with sql database but then also it causes some query fallacy sometimes while multiple transactions occurs simultaneously. Mysql is also causes data loss problems at entirely vast database and tables of data. Apart of this mysql is also causes some redundancy and mismatch of data especially while dealing with primary key attributes. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Highly scalable, ondemand scaling and extention and security of data with a easy interface to handle would make it a recommended software for the database users and developers. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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

As we know that mysql is used to connect with sql shell that help to use the structured database in a minimalistic manner. At the time of my internship I used mysql for communicating and using the sql database in order to store data related to websites and it's registered users and there profile, cart history and orders list and so on. So for the easy and quick transfer of data I have used mysql as it is well known for it's data security and integrity. Apart of this it is also usable for handling big data and it's relations which is a primary goal in any website that needs to handle users. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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What do you like best?

As we know that mysql is widely used and adopted, it offers great performance along with easy to use interface and features for it's users. It acn be configured over WAN and LAN networks. It arranges data in structured manner which makes it simple and clear design to understand and tackle with it accordingly. Supported by a wide range of softwares and servers. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

As we see it's structure and working we will get to know that it's not start out as RDBMS which limits it user's area. It is open source which raise a risk of data loss at replication. Because of it's structural design it doesn't have any automated switchover or overhead. It has tough scaling and it is not community driven it is owned by Oracle. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Due to it's wide usage and wide using ability, it is used by many developers and this makes it a recommended database for any kind of technical data storing work. Apart of this anyone can customise it according to their wish as it is an open source software. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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

During my graduation I was in an internship with a company that requires a relational database to hold there data in an structured manner and also there data is not considered as big data so at that time I implemented mysql database at there backend in order to support there data system. With the help of tables, rows and columns it makes easier to locate and alter any kind of data in it's cell. Apart of this it's queries are well designed which does all the work without much typing or code. Due to it's ability to collaborate with every software they are keep on using it as there database for website and application too. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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What do you like best?

The Mysql is reliable and can be trusted for performance. It provides a low-level graphical interface that makes it easy to understand what to do and where to do it. It supports questions that are mostly written in English sentences that can be explained in the same way as English. Also mysql is used to work with large datasets which can be further used to work in our premises. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

This has performance-poor scaling. It does not support some modern database features such as ROLE and COMMIT that are required in any database. Additionally it causes some stability issues below version 5.0, does not have some features and after that version it becomes less compatible for older systems. It can be used to hold data but to a certain extent, there are some limitations to its use. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

It has a separate server to manage it's machines and provides services. It is recommended to all the developers and technical experts. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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

I was using mysql to structure and manage my data in the development phase of my website. At that time I need a database to hold large rows of data and many times I need a suitable cell, so there will be no other database other than mysql to get the data in real time without delay.

These are many things to provide customers with data security, efficient and optimized data redundancy, data cloning etc. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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What do you like best?

Some of the major advantages of MySQL include data security, on-demand, scalability, high performance, the flexibility of open source, reduce the total cost of ownership as you will use it to make your own server, it comes with 24x7 assurance and a lot of solutions available on the forum for a different type of problems. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

MySQL does not support a very large database size as efficiently, it also does not support ROLE, COMMIT, and stored procedures in the versions less than 5.0. Transactions are not supported efficiently. There are some stability issues. It also suffers from poor performance scaling. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

I recommend this to all students, developers who wish to work in the backend. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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

I am a full stack developer and MySQL is my first choice for the backend. since this is an open-source therefore I can use it for free and also it is way easier to access as compared to oracle. It comes with a server and a workbench, by which I could apply all the operations without writing a single query. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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What do you like best?

Mysql is an open source database which provides the actual idea of internal functioning and build structure. It support comprehensive transactional ability. It has a powerful build quality that is helpful for handling large data so that no dataloss occurs or data should be consistently available for processes. It also offers high data security that will help to protect data in efficient manner. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

It occurs some issue like in the lower version before 5.0 it doesn't support ROLE, commit. It also incurs some stability issues. Requires high memory to process as well as difficulty to debug and maintain the data inside. It also offers some sort of inconsistencies when used with other tools and softwares. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

As we know that it is the most known database in today's era which makes it recommended to all existing users and also for the non-existing users.

It also helps to store large data sets that help in supporting functioning of big websites. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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

While development of some websites or softwares I usually uses python as a developing language. And generally they required a database to handle all the data so for that I generally used mysql to build sql database which is effective and efficient to provide data at times required. Along with this it also helps to manipulate add and terminate data rows as well as tables on direct command to it's command line. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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What do you like best?

If we talk about the best in MySQL then I think everything inside it is the best. Strong behavior, consistent nature, helps to integrate with big data to handle it, starting with atomic-like properties and working together and never disappointing you. It is easy to implement the query language to use it. Also, installing this server is the easiest task among the rest of the database servers. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

As we all know that nothing is right in this era, this database has some errors and limitations in its favor. Like I encounter a problem when using, when I need to store more than one value inside the cell of a table in MySQL, but it will not allow me to do so. However it also has some restrictions that use integer fields as primary keys and foreign keys. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Due to it's acid properties and long lasting support with robust behaviour, it is recommended to a wide range of users. It has some impressive usage to be used in large projects. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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

As part of my final internship project, I needed to create a django website where I needed to integrate mysql with front and back to handle my database. At the time I wanted MySQL to choose my preferred database because of reliability and stability. This helped me to complete my project on time and encouraged me to develop more projects like this. However I think there are possibilities to go beyond what is there to serve the user. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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What do you like best?

This is likely to be the best database for MySQL. It has many obstacles. In addition, it provides security, system wide compatibility, reliability, redundancy and more for users. It has a good password protection protection enabled that keeps it secure and robust to use. It has a good range of constructions that can be used to create any type of field that can store URLs, images, text, numbers, here we will keep blank fields to fill later, which is the default or Can be set to zero or blank. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

MySQL is the best database to use for every level of work, it can be either beginner level or master level. This provides a good service, but sometimes it limits the user to usability by entering the same exact data defined under the field. Also this field does not support multiple inputs at the point of instance which causes the creation of some more tables to handle the data. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

As I have discussed about it's wide usage it will definitely help to reduce effort and data linking time usage. Hence it would be recommended to use for the wellness and proficiency of the project or website. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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

Recently I have been involved with some django related project, where there was a need to set up a database to handle the data which should be secured and easily accessible data should be managed in future. At that time I used mysql because of the well-connectedness between compatibility, reliability, structured behavior and constraints. Apart from this it also allows to store a large dataset and can be accessed in no time. It also provides a good range of security algorithms, on which data will be protected. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Software Engineer
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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What do you like best?

It's the best and one of the simplest RDBMS for a newbie to get started. I started learning this when I was early in school in my undergrad. To date, this remains my favorite.

The query and its syntax are easy to learn and grasp for a newbie. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Well, there is nothing that I dislike about it. I used it in my grad school as well. At first, I was unhappy that it did not have a graphic based interface but then they came up with Microsoft workbench. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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

Whenever you need to store structured data, it offers a one-stop solution. You can store bulk data and it offers very easy management of this data. It is one of the most widely used databases for enterprise applications.

While I was in my previous organization. I had built a monitoring application which provided real-time monitoring for business-critical applications and underlying infrastructure. We used to store all monitoring data into MySQL and then retrieve this data for reporting. Without this database in place, there could be no way in which we could have provided reports. Not only could we store reports but also we could retrieve data as old as 12 months. We later did have a data warehouse in place which stored archived data. But MySQL was a critical component in the performance of the application as well. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Software Engineer
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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What do you like best?

MySQL provides a very basic graphical user interface. I love it because it's not hard to understand the roles and commands. Also, the other best thing I've experienced is that it's got very full and quick import and export tools. Another favorite aspect that helped me a lot is that there is a variety of helpful documentation on the web in various languages. On the other hand, it runs very well on Linux servers, which are the ones that we have in the company. Another major benefit I have experienced while using it is that It is the best method for building data tables to manage and archive data in a standardized manner. It is conveniently compatible with other app programs. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

I'd say the biggest downside I've come across when using it is that MySQL does not support very large storage sizes efficiently. The main disadvantage for me is the size of the data and it creates an inconsistency when dealing with massive datasets. There are low output scaling and reliability problems. It also does not support stored procedures in versions other than version 5.0. Often it hangs quite a bit because of queries that return a huge number of rows. Also, I have found that it becomes impossible to move that huge database to another server. It is fine at an early point, but not long-lasting. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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

MySQL Database Service is a completely managed database service designed to deploy cloud-native software leveraging the most common open-source database in the world. It is 100% developed, controlled, and sponsored by the MySQL Team. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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What do you like best?

This is the best example used for database tools. It is an excellent tool for creating, deleting and manipulating data in a database. It is easy to use and very reliable in nature. It is an open source tool which makes it open to reach and develop new heights of development in the region. At the same time it is a bit expensive which makes it different from other devices and sets the best example for widespread use of devices. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Mysql is an efficient and optimized tool to use, but again despite excellent support it offers some relatively scalability issues that make it relatively poor to use in an open manner. Development in the database is not community-driven. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Wide usage and extensive functionality makes it a perfect and must tool to use for the developers. It is recommended to every kind of developer who deals with the databases. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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

During my final evaluation I have to setup an entire website to show the authentication and functionality of my backend code. And I relied on database SQL to deal with data. But sometimes a tool was needed to fix some errors in the data that would help me manipulate the data in the database. At that time I used mysql and found that it was very easy and attractive to use the tool in an easy and effective way. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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What do you like best?

MySQL is really reliable and quick in processing which provides us stability in our day to day business processes. It is very easy and flexible to use in all environments. Syntax is very easy and well designed which helps us in writing queries easily and learning faster. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Not very easy to match with some of other frameworks. Massive amount data retrieval can be lag but does not happen often and hope the development team can try to improve this. May be some more documentation can be help. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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

We use MySQL helps us in developing our projects and we design our applications database. We create and manage databases using mySQL, we host our servers for free which is a big help and data import and export retrieval is very quick and fast. It works faster and smoother with out lags and It yields in high productivity in our team. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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What do you like best?

MySQL supports a detailed documentation that is the best and functions every part of it. This documentation will be updated from time to time. It also supports a wide range of operating systems to support execution and since it is an open source product, there is no license fee to use it in any way. It's queries are easy to write and understand and can be used efficiently at places. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

It does not support any property of isolation and atomicity for queries. It is very expensive from the hardware side and uses too much RAM in backend runs. There it takes a lot of time when getting data with multiple sub-queries and even when we try to fetch a table with multiple rows of data. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

This tool is itself has a brand in the market and is the first choice of every developer these days. This would be recommended for any type of data from small scale to extensively large scale. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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

As I am a web developer and prefer django as a back-end Python based web framework, in which we always need some databases for protecting and storing our data, but with security we need a database that is easy to use and there is some systematic way to fetch data in an efficient manner. There I have to use mysql tool as a controller of my database built on sql server. This tool helps me easily view, update, delete data without interfering with the python backend code of the website. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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What do you like best?

Database design, ease of maintenance, optimization and tuning, reliability Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

MIgration to version 8 changed authentication from mysql_native_password and as a sysadmin you spend some time to make things work again. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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

Nowadays you have code and database for any application, well Mysql do very best the storage part of an app. If Facebook use it it means that is good. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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What do you like best?

* It is a platform that can be implemented on any operating system.

* MySQL is open source software, so there is no license fee.

* The syntax for the queries is very simple and its response times are very short.

* Has a database manager or interface (MySQL Workbench) where large amounts of data can be imported / exported and perform a large number of operations.

* Most developers and large companies develop apps using MySQL as a database, so there is extensive documentation. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

* It is a difficult database to scale when there are problems in the database.

* May require high CPU resources when performing multiple queries. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Working with MySQL is very simple and will cut you big costs. The documentation that this software has is endless, in addition to having a wide community of users willing to help you. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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

My experience in MySQL has been spectacular, since I have used this database manager for different software. It was very easy for me to learn to use MySQL due to its extensive documentation and ease of syntax. I currently use it for website development because I can easily maintain it and because it is available from most hosting services. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Full Stack Developer
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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What do you like best?

MySQL is a simple database and it has been very popular over the years. I think its most important factor is the ease with which you can learn the syntax of your queries. Furthermore, I also like the fact that it has extensive documentation, which is constantly updated. In addition, they have an application called Workbench that offers a nice graphical interface and tools to do different tasks to the databases, such as import and export of data, performance reports, and tools to add, remove or remove tables. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Sometimes migrating large databases from one server to another can usually be a cumbersome process, since the default server configurations do not support reading large amounts of data and do not have long runtime. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Of course I would recommend the use of MySQL for the development of any software. MySQL is the most popular database in the world, so it is constantly being updated and has very well-developed documentation. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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

I have worked with MySQL databases since the beginning of my career and its main advantage is that it is completely open source. Currently I use it in my organization to develop web applications with the Linux, Apache, MySQL and PHP stack. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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