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2017-12-26T03:59:00Z
Julia Frohwein - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Director of Delivery at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
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What do you like most about MySQL?

Hi Everyone,

What do you like most about MySQL?

Thanks for sharing your thoughts with the community!

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44 Answers
Anays Micolod - PeerSpot reviewer
Programmeuse Python 3 at Université Grenoble Alpes
Real User
Top 10
2022-05-15T16:53:43Z
15 May 22

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

Ahmed-Ramy - PeerSpot reviewer
CEO at TMentors
Real User
Top 5
2022-03-02T13:41:37Z
02 March 22

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

PA
Software Engineer at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Top 20
2022-01-26T20:18:41Z
26 January 22

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.

2021-12-22T00:03:00Z
22 December 21

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.

LK
Systems Administrator at Dairibord
Real User
Top 5
2021-11-26T10:33:37Z
26 November 21

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

VC
Sr. Solution Architect at Cybage Software Pvt Ltd
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2021-11-08T14:34:50Z
08 November 21

The solution is easy to use.

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Team Leader Presales at a comms service provider with 51-200 employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2021-10-28T13:59:39Z
28 October 21

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

Ruben Conti - PeerSpot reviewer
Owner at Intersoftware sas
Real User
Top 5
2021-10-05T17:59:00Z
05 October 21

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

CR
Senior Java Developer at a computer software company with 11-50 employees
Real User
2021-09-02T17:02:32Z
02 September 21

I like the JSON stuff.

ZelalemGedefie - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior System Administrator at Debre Markos University
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2021-08-25T17:13:12Z
25 August 21

I am totally satisfied with MySQL.

SA
Project Manager at a computer software company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Top 20
2021-07-29T07:19:31Z
29 July 21

The solution is very stable.

AR
Vice President & Head of IT Governance at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Top 5
2021-07-07T09:12:10Z
07 July 21

The solution is great for small applications in particular.

RP
IT Specialist at a government with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Top 5
2021-06-17T12:25:51Z
17 June 21

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

DM
IT at a construction company with 201-500 employees
Real User
Top 5
2021-06-10T14:50:44Z
10 June 21

The most valuable feature is the ease of use.

RM
Senior Director IP led Services (PES) at a computer software company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Top 5
2021-05-18T19:27:12Z
18 May 21

A good traditional database that supports JSON.

DB
Founder at a non-profit with 1-10 employees
Real User
Top 5
2021-05-16T02:09:50Z
16 May 21

The connectivity with PHP is quite good.

PK
Freelance Software Engineer + Director of a company at a outsourcing company with 1-10 employees
Real User
Top 5
2021-04-27T13:14:18Z
27 April 21

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.

Kevin Honde - PeerSpot reviewer
Data Solution Architect at Econet Wireless Zimbabwe
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2021-04-07T12:58:09Z
07 April 21

The solution has been very easy to scale so far.

Ariful Mondal - PeerSpot reviewer
Consulting Practice Partner - Data, Analytics & AI at FH
Real User
ExpertModerator
2021-04-01T08:52:49Z
01 April 21

It's a good tool, a good database platform.

VR
Full Stack Developer at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Top 10
2021-03-05T01:35:55Z
05 March 21

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.

ND
Specialist Geosciences Data Consultant at a energy/utilities company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Top 5
2021-02-25T00:30:24Z
25 February 21

It is pretty simple to use and I don't have anything really bad to say about it.

Hector Cuna - PeerSpot reviewer
Sysad Database Administrator Lead at USSC
Real User
Top 20
2021-02-21T12:32:07Z
21 February 21

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

CM
Project Business Analyst RPA at a consultancy with 11-50 employees
Real User
Top 10
2021-02-20T17:26:42Z
20 February 21

What I really like about MySQL is the opportunity to search for information and organize it any way I like.

VR
SVP Technology and Head of India at a financial services firm with 201-500 employees
Real User
2021-01-26T17:19:48Z
26 January 21

We use it as a data store and from that perspective, we get everything we need.

PJ
Deputy Director General at a computer software company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Top 20
2020-12-10T15:09:54Z
10 December 20

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

MR
Senior Database Administrator Engineer at a comms service provider with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2020-12-03T16:52:44Z
03 December 20

It was easy to install.

goforitandy - PeerSpot reviewer
IT Consultant at Woohoogeeks
Real User
ExpertModerator
2020-11-10T16:11:00Z
10 November 20

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.

HP
Senior Data Analyst at Charutarhealth Org
Real User
Top 5
2020-10-30T05:50:00Z
30 October 20

The replication feature is the most valuable. We are replicating our servers.

RS
COO at Flux
Real User
Top 10
2020-10-24T05:45:39Z
24 October 20

What I've been most pleased with is the cost point, performance, and ease of use.

Arief Gunawan - PeerSpot reviewer
Product manager at Metrodata Electronics Tbk PT
Real User
Top 5
2020-10-20T04:19:00Z
20 October 20

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.

GG
Computer & Information Systems Manager at a real estate/law firm with 51-200 employees
Real User
2020-10-19T09:33:24Z
19 October 20

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.

LeonMofor - PeerSpot reviewer
Ingénieur Etude et Développement / Technical Lead Java at ATOS
MSP
Top 20
2020-10-04T06:40:27Z
04 October 20

The most valuable features are that it's free and the documentation is good.

AS
EUC Techical Operation at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
2020-10-04T06:40:21Z
04 October 20

I like MySQL because of its community.

AR
Information Technology Infrastructure Manager at a comms service provider with 201-500 employees
Real User
Leaderboard
2020-09-27T04:10:15Z
27 September 20

MySQL gives us all of the critical features that we need in a database, but without the costs.

Haitham Elwany - PeerSpot reviewer
IT Infrastructure & Data Platform Sr. Manager at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Top 20
2020-09-27T04:10:11Z
27 September 20

This is a lightweight product that is not demanding on the resources, which is what I think gives it the edge.

DY
Deputy Manager at a university with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
2020-08-13T08:33:00Z
13 August 20

This product is a good teaching tool for students who want to learn about networked databases.

NM
Database Engineer at a retailer with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Top 5
2020-06-28T08:51:00Z
28 June 20

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.

DO
Business Intelligence Manager at a translation and localization position with 501-1,000 employees
Real User
2020-03-23T06:14:00Z
23 March 20

The initial setup was pretty straightforward. I would have worked with our IT team in terms of the initial setup.

GO
CEO at a computer software company with 11-50 employees
Real User
Top 5
2020-03-19T13:00:00Z
19 March 20

Apart from the features that are in the enterprise part, we find the database to be valuable. The connectors and the backup features are valuable as well. We use the basic database. We don't really use the extra features. Our clients like the security features in the database.

Patryk Golabek - PeerSpot reviewer
CTO at Translucent Computing Inc
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2020-03-05T08:39:00Z
05 March 20

This specific version of this MySQL has been battle tested for a long time. Any issues are known issues and we pretty much don't have any problems when they're in production. So it's very stable.

it_user1282806 - PeerSpot reviewer
Infrastructure Platform Engineer at a cloud provider with 51-200 employees
Real User
2020-02-13T07:50:55Z
13 February 20

The solution is free to use, which is its most valuable aspect.

JohnMitchell - PeerSpot reviewer
Head Of Information Technology Division at a construction company with 11-50 employees
Real User
Top 5
2020-02-10T07:39:01Z
10 February 20

The solution is very simple. It's easy to use. That's the most important feature.

Manzeel Uprety - PeerSpot reviewer
Co-Founder at Mero Reading Room
Real User
2018-10-07T16:43:00Z
07 October 18

It creates a unified view of the entire architecture and performance factor, helping to manage the network more easily.

it_user793887 - PeerSpot reviewer
User at Micro Focus
Real User
2017-12-26T03:59:00Z
26 December 17

I use MySQL for employee service in an OLTP database.

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PeerSpot user
Partner at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
03 April 19
I would suggest testing MariaDB before jumping in. This will give the user the ability to test the DB before using it. It is very easy to set up. MariaDB is free, and licensing is based on GNU.
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Head Of Information Technology Division at a construction company with 11-50 employees
10 February 20
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