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What Is MySQL?

MySQL is fast, reliable, scalable, and easy to use. It was originally developed to handle large databases quickly and has been used in highly demanding production environment.

MySQL Products:

MySQL HeatWave, our fully managed database service, for OLTP, OLAP, & ML workloads.

MySQL Enterprise Edition for delivering business-critical, enterprise database applications.

MySQL Enterprise Edition for ISVs, OEMs and VARs who want a proven, low cost, embedded database.

Who Uses MySQL?

MySQL suits organizations of any size, in any industry, including Enterprise and SMB across Web & E-commerce, Financial Services, Healthcare, Retail, Telecom and More.

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Reviews of MySQL

Average score

Overall
4.6
Ease of Use
4.4
Customer Service
4.2
Features
4.5
Value for Money
4.6

Reviews by company size (employees)

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  • 51-200
  • 201-1,000
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5
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4
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Jonathan
Jonathan
Lead developer in Mexico
Verified LinkedIn User
Computer Games, 2–10 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

MySQL database managment system.

5.0 2 months ago New

Comments: My experience with MySQL has been for testing locally databases for my videogames, best for local testing before launching in an open environment.

Pros:

The best relational database managment system, the best thing and it´s biggest pro is that it is open source.

Cons:

No Cons at all, if you are proficient in SQL and the needs of your database is for relational managment, it is for you.

Verified Reviewer
Verified LinkedIn User
Program Development, 11–50 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
Reviewer Source

A thinking about MySQL

5.0 2 weeks ago New

Pros:

MySQL is an extremely sophisticated and adaptable open-source relational database management system. It is simple to set up and operate, and it is extremely flexible, allowing customers to personalize the system to their individual requirements. MySQL is an excellent solution for businesses of all sizes due to its extensive range of features and capabilities.

Cons:

It can be troublesome to import big MySQL databases from one host to another. Remember that there may be website issues, process breakdowns during uploading or importing that require you to restart, or the import that does not fully transfer everything. I've figured out a way around this multiple times with only a massive dump. Other than that, it has gotten better with time, and as of the most recent version, I have to say that it is performing flawlessly.

Verified Reviewer
Verified LinkedIn User
Information Technology & Services, 11–50 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Alternatives Considered:

MySQL the default database server

3.0 5 years ago

Comments: We just use MySQL for all of our databases

Pros:

It's the default standard for many companies. MySQL has grown into a very stable product that never crashes. We've made the move to MariaDB, but found that the tables sometimes get corrupted when restarting a database server under heavy load. With the recent speed improvements to MySQL, we have decided to actually migrate back to MySQL.

Cons:

I'd really like if they would spend a bit more time on their CLI interface. As in, syntax highlighting in the CLI, an easier way to scroll through multiline queries when going through the history. I would also like it if we can specify a color scheme to use for the output.

Verified Reviewer
Verified LinkedIn User
Information Technology & Services, Self Employed
Used the Software for: 6-12 months
Reviewer Source

My opinion on MySQL

5.0 3 months ago

Comments: I've been using MySQL to manage small servers for tests and final products and I have nothing much to complain about, it really does what needs to be done and is really secure and fast.

Pros:

The management of data is easy, fast and smooth with MySQL, the permissions system is well secure, it's flexible and the search/filter feature really helps a lot.

Cons:

Since it's considered like a light software, the management for big databases is really slow.

CK
Software Architect in US
Management Consulting, 10,000+ Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Simple yet powerful

4.0 4 weeks ago New

Pros:

Very simple to get started with and take advantage of a broad set of features. Low learning curve to master it. In depth documentation with a large community support. Plethora of robust tools to support it, like the MySQL Workbench.

Cons:

There are some not so intuitive functionalities that you have to look up the documentation to understand and work around. One of them is killing a query in process. Also, the profiler tool is not as powerful as some of the competitor DBMS.