What is one thing you would improve with MySQL?

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Dec 18, 2022

One thing I would improve related to MySQL is not within the product itself, but with the guides to it. Before, when it was free, everyone was on their own, seeking tutorials and how-to videos online. But now Oracle owns it, and they are well-known for their Oracle University and extensive courses. So it makes absolutely no sense how complex the guides for MySQL still are! Someone just beginning to use this solution will have no clue how to do it - it is very hard to grasp based solely on the official documentation. I hope they improve this in the future. It will be helpful for their customer support too, as it will save them time from having to answer user questions.

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Deena Nouril - PeerSpot reviewer
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Dec 18, 2022

I use the open-source version of MySQL so if I want to fix something, I do it straight in the code. I cannot name a particular flaw with the solution or something fundamental that must be changed. However, I need to note how useful it is that Oracle kept a free version of this product. It is understandable why they bought it - they are a big data company and MySQL was the best free solution out there. I hear from the community that they fix things within the product in a timely manner and continuously update and upgrade it. But keeping the free version is useful for them too, as people like me can point out bugs that they may not see and fix them.

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