MySQL Valuable Features

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.

The solution is also compatible with a lot of other databases, like Percona, and it's compatible with MariaDB. It's also compatible with a lot of other shared database solutions.

Since MySQL is mostly used as a relational database in a lot of organizations, a lot of other solutions are being merged with MySQL and it's a rather easy process.

Unlike a lot of closed source services, the new features are solely based on customer feedback. The customer feedback of open source is way larger than the closed source application.

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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

The most valuable component for me is SQL Developer. It is pretty simple to use and I don't have anything really bad to say about it. It supports multiple window displays and all of the connections are available. A lot of people use Toad for this type of work, but I have not myself.

The functionality that I use most often is querying the data model.

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November 2022
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YT
Unemployed (previous role was Solutions Specialist, System Integration)

SQL is just a relational database. It is open source. It's pretty good. I have been using it for a long time.

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Kevin Honde - PeerSpot reviewer
Data Solution Architect at Econet Wireless Zimbabwe

It's our database due to the fact that it's cheaper and is actually free to use.

The product is very easy to use, yes.

It's quite stable.

The solution is very compatible with many versions of Linux. Most of Linux is free, so it's easy to implement with MySQL. Whether it's Ubuntu, CentOS, or different types of Linux, it's the same across other operating systems, and therefore it's very easy to use and compatible with any demand that comes from developers. At the end of the day, MySQL is compatible with most of the platforms.

The solution has been very easy to scale so far.

The installation process is very easy.

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Ahmed-Ramy - PeerSpot reviewer
CEO at TMentors

We use it for different projects, mainly when we have lots of data and the customer can't afford to pay the license of SQL Server, which is not a cheap one.

That's the main reason you use MySQL or Postgres or other databases. It's less expensive. 

The solution is stable.

The scalability is very good.

It's a mature solution that's been around for decades.

It is very easy to set up the product.

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CN
Principal Software Engineer at a manufacturing company with 1,001-5,000 employees

It is free, which is probably its most valuable feature. It is a pretty full-featured relational database. It really does everything we need it to do. 

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PE
Lead Project Manager, Owner at a tech services company with 11-50 employees

The feature that I have found most valuable is its ubiquity. MySQL is everywhere, so if I need to find a developer to do things to it that I don't know, it's very easy to find someone who has expertise in it.

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Ertugrul Akbas - PeerSpot reviewer
Manager at ANET

MySQL is a fast, easy-to-use RDBMS being used for many small and big businesses.

MySQL advantages and valuable points include:

  • MySQL is a very powerful program in its own right. It handles a large subset of the functionality of the most expensive and powerful database packages.
  • MySQL uses a standard form of the well-known SQL data language.
  • MySQL works on many operating systems and with many languages including PHP, PERL, C, C++, Java, etc.
  • MySQL works very quickly and works well, even with large datasets.
  • MySQL is very friendly to PHP and Java at the same time. Both PHP and Java are our development languages.
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Satishbabu Gunukula, Oracle ACE - PeerSpot reviewer
User

MySQL is a relational database and it is easy to install, handle day-to-day activities, and manage backups. It is compatible with a lot of other shared database solutions.

MySQL Workbench is the graphical user interface tool and it helps with development, data modeling, data migration, and day-to-day administration.

MySQL has cross-platform support for multiple operating systems. The backups on a Linux machine can be restored on a Windows machine, and vice versa.

MySQL supports multiple window displays and it is useful for developers and users who don’t have much database knowledge.

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AR
Vice President & Head of IT Governance at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees

The solution is great for small applications in particular.

The performance is good.

The solution originally was designed as an open-source product. It has a community edition that anyone can use for free.

The initial setup is simple and straightforward. 

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VC
Sr. Solution Architect at a computer software company with 5,001-10,000 employees

The solution is easy to use. As the query patterns are very similar to SQL, this simplifies the use and understanding of the solution. 

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ARJUNMarya - PeerSpot reviewer
Enterprise Architect at a computer software company with 1,001-5,000 employees

MySQL's clustering features are very strong, and you can automate scripting, so that helps. We wrote a Terraform script and ran it. 

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PJ
Deputy Director General at a computer software company with 1,001-5,000 employees

It is very easy to install and has all basic database features.

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SJ
Director Of Sales Marketing at a energy/utilities company with 10,001+ employees

The solution is very stable.

The scalability has been great.

The deployment process is pretty fast.

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MW
Project Manager at a tech services company with 51-200 employees

This solution is very easy to use. It's stable and very quick. MySQL is a light database. It's not very complex. It's easy to develop, easy to maintain, and easy to back up and restore. 

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LK
Systems Administrator at Dairibord

One of the most valuable features is MySQL's ability to run our email system. We use a system called Colab. 

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DB
Founder at Art World Web Solutions

The connectivity with PHP is quite good.

It is easy to integrate, and the fees are less than Oracle and other services.

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Ariful Mondal - PeerSpot reviewer
Consulting Practice Partner - Data, Analytics & AI at FH

It's a good tool, a good database platform. Everything you can do, you can do for free.

I like that it's open-source and that it's free. 

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IR
Manager at a tech services company with 51-200 employees

MySQL has a lot of documentation, and bug fixing is better in the latest version.

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PK
Freelance Software Engineer + Director of a company at a outsourcing company with 1-10 employees

My main reason for using MySQL for this small customer database company and for some kinds of scientific projects was that I had to do the installation myself. I didn't have a database administration team behind me. Therefore, I was looking for something very easy to handle. MySQL is easy to install, connect, and do all such things.

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Hector Cuna - PeerSpot reviewer
Sysad Database Administrator Lead at USSC

It has a community version. When I have to create a new database, I have no problems with licenses.

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Anays Micolod - PeerSpot reviewer
Programmeuse Python 3 at Université Grenoble Alpes

The easy access to the data and the ability to sort the data with multiple methods are very valuable features.

It's quite easy to grasp and is really well documented, which are huge plus points.

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KB
Team Leader Presales at a comms service provider with 51-200 employees

The fact that it is free is what appeals to me the most.

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Karel Van Der Walt - PeerSpot reviewer
Data Architect at ACPAS Loan Management Software

Table partitioning is most valuable. It is easy to use.

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CM
Project Business Analyst RPA at a consultancy with 11-50 employees

What I really like about MySQL is the opportunity to search for information and organize it any way I like. If you know the queries and you add the code, you can organize information any way you like.

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DM
IT at a construction company with 201-500 employees

The most valuable feature is the ease of use.

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SA
Project Manager at a computer software company with 1,001-5,000 employees

The solution is so stable. I have encountered no problems. 

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RM
Senior Director IP led Services (PES) at a computer software company with 1,001-5,000 employees

This is a good traditional database, it supports JSON and it is whatever you need for a simple solution. It fits well, is easy to use and provides good service.

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VR
Full Stack Developer at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees

It is easy to use. It is simple to implement, which makes it suitable for our projects because we have deadlines. MySQL is also open-source, which is another plus point.

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CL
Data Analyst at a tech company with 51-200 employees

It is easy to use.

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RP
IT Specialist at a government with 1,001-5,000 employees

One of the best features is this solution is easy to use.

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PareshNayak - PeerSpot reviewer
Oracle Cloud Infra Architect at Wipro Limited

It has a lot of features. The RDBMS, consistency, and multi-user features are valuable.

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ZelalemGedefie - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior System Administrator at Debre Markos University

I am totally satisfied with MySQL. I like its performance, ease of use, stability and scalability. 

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OmidKoushki - PeerSpot reviewer
Solution Architect at KIAN company

When comparing MySQL to other solutions it is easier to use and boots up faster. Additionally, when you want to query a lot of data, MySQL is better in performance.

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GS
CTO at a tech services company with 1-10 employees

We use the basic features of MySQL. The interface that allows us to see the parameters of the server is good.

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KR
Information Technology Administrator at a tech services company with 51-200 employees

The solution is easy to use.

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CR
Senior Java Developer at a computer software company with 11-50 employees

I like the JSON stuff.

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Ruben Conti - PeerSpot reviewer
Owner at Intersoftware sas

MySQL is easy to integrate. It works with just about every language. 

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Buyer's Guide
MySQL
November 2022
Learn what your peers think about MySQL. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: November 2022.
654,218 professionals have used our research since 2012.