MySQL Valuable Features
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.View full review »
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.View full review »
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.View full review »
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.View full review »
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.View full review »
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.
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.View full review »
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.View full review »
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.
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.View full review »
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.View full review »
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.View full review »
MySQL's clustering features are very strong, and you can automate scripting, so that helps. We wrote a Terraform script and ran it.
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.View full review »
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.View full review »
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.View full review »
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.View full review »
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.View full review »
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.View full review »
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.View full review »
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.View full review »
It has a community version. When I have to create a new database, I have no problems with licenses.
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.View full review »
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.View full review »
Table partitioning is most valuable. It is easy to use.View full review »
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.View full review »
IT at a construction company with 201-500 employees
The most valuable feature is the ease of use.View full review »
Project Manager at a computer software company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The solution is so stable. I have encountered no problems.
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.
Full Stack Developer at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Data Analyst at a tech company with 51-200 employees
It is easy to use.View full review »
IT Specialist at a government with 1,001-5,000 employees
One of the best features is this solution is easy to use.View full review »
It has a lot of features. The RDBMS, consistency, and multi-user features are valuable.View full review »
I am totally satisfied with MySQL. I like its performance, ease of use, stability and scalability.
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.View full review »
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.View full review »
Information Technology Administrator at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
The solution is easy to use.View full review »
Senior Java Developer at a computer software company with 11-50 employees
I like the JSON stuff.View full review »
MySQL is easy to integrate. It works with just about every language.View full review »