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MySQL Pros

Arief Gunawan - PeerSpot reviewer
Product manager at Metrodata Electronics Tbk PT
The one interesting thing about this product is that it is open source. It comes from an open source product. MySQL has been positioned as open source, but it also provides support.
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NM
Database Engineer at a retailer with 10,001+ employees
MySQL is open-source. There are a lot of open-source communities trying to come up with their own patches, and to come up with their own features, which help MySQL develop faster than traditional databases like Oracle, which is closed source.
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GG
Computer & Information Systems Manager at a real estate/law firm with 51-200 employees
I like the simplistic view of MySQL to build custom queries and things like that as compared to SQL Server, which seems more cluttered. SQL Server has a query analyzer. MySQL pretty much does the same, and performance-wise, it has less overhead for connecting to our ERP system. It seems more responsive and cleaner. With MySQL, you get what you need without any overbloating, for which Microsoft is known. That's why they have so many constant security patches for everything because there is so much stuff, which degrades performance.
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Buyer's Guide
MySQL
September 2022
Learn what your peers think about MySQL. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: September 2022.
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PA
Software Engineer at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
MySQL is easy to use, has fast performance, and it is comfortable for end-user to use. The schema level and structure we are using are very simple and easy to understand. Additionally, packaging tool development is straightforward and the data is presented in a way that is very simple to understand.
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ND
Specialist Geosciences Data Consultant at a energy/utilities company with 10,001+ employees
It is pretty simple to use and I don't have anything really bad to say about it.
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YT
Unemployed (previous role was Solutions Specialist, System Integration)
The initial setup for the SQL database is not complex and it even integrates into the platform. You set up the recipe and then just follow the runbook, the build book. Then it works as long as you follow the procedures.
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LeonMofor - PeerSpot reviewer
Ingénieur Etude et Développement / Technical Lead Java at ATOS
The most valuable features are that it's free and the documentation is good.
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goforitandy - PeerSpot reviewer
IT Consultant at Woohoogeeks
Like other databases, it has a rich set of functions, such as stored procedures and its own procedural language, which is akin to Oracle SQL. It also has trigger and cursor commands you would expect with a good database language.
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RS
COO at a tech vendor with 1-10 employees
What I've been most pleased with is the cost point, performance, and ease of use.
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Kevin Honde - PeerSpot reviewer
Data Solution Architect at Econet Wireless Zimbabwe
The solution has been very easy to scale so far.
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MySQL Cons

Arief Gunawan - PeerSpot reviewer
Product manager at Metrodata Electronics Tbk PT
If the customer is already using or has already used Oracle for a long time they will know the look and feel and the character of this database that can fit into their business.
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NM
Database Engineer at a retailer with 10,001+ employees
They should come up with a better solution than the NDB cluster for better scaling. If they could come up with a better solution for write scaling, apart from the NDB cluster, which is supported by all open source communities, that would be great. Although the NDB cluster, I believe, is an open-source tool, it's not widely supported as a solution.
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GG
Computer & Information Systems Manager at a real estate/law firm with 51-200 employees
The GUI interface probably can be improved. Let us say I want to see the relationships in the database. In the query analyzer, I would like to go and drop the tables and create relationships between the tables. I haven't found a feature like that in MySQL. It was a shortcoming even in SQL Server. MySQL can have more performance monitoring tools. I know Google has these tools, but within MySQL, there are not that many tools to monitor things like performance and database locking. They might be in there, and I might not be familiar enough to know where they are. I am a pretty new user of MySQL.
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Buyer's Guide
MySQL
September 2022
Learn what your peers think about MySQL. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: September 2022.
634,775 professionals have used our research since 2012.
PA
Software Engineer at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
In an upcoming release, there should be something added similar to EPL. For example, when using the flow diagram, we can create a schema. We have two useful features to add or create the table, but there should be some UI features to allow us to drag and drop to create other schemas. This would be very helpful.
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ND
Specialist Geosciences Data Consultant at a energy/utilities company with 10,001+ employees
I would like to have the ability to cancel a query in SQL Developer.
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YT
Unemployed (previous role was Solutions Specialist, System Integration)
Sometimes, not because the version is not the latest version, there are some issues with it. Sometimes there's an issue with the server which creates issues with it.
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LeonMofor - PeerSpot reviewer
Ingénieur Etude et Développement / Technical Lead Java at ATOS
In the next release, I would like to see the scalability features improved to allow you to configure it and reduce the complexity with the configuration, making it easier for the end-user to scale. Make it as simple as it can be.
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goforitandy - PeerSpot reviewer
IT Consultant at Woohoogeeks
MySQL tutorials and guides could be improved. Often they are too complex for someone with no database experience to understand.
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RS
COO at a tech vendor with 1-10 employees
The analytics features are in need of improvement.
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Kevin Honde - PeerSpot reviewer
Data Solution Architect at Econet Wireless Zimbabwe
The backup methods need improvement.
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Buyer's Guide
MySQL
September 2022
Learn what your peers think about MySQL. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: September 2022.
634,775 professionals have used our research since 2012.