About MySQL

MySQL is a cloud-based scalable database management system, which enables organizations to securely record, update and manage data in compliance with GDPR, PCI, HIPPA and various regulatory standards. Features include data masking, audit, de-identification, real-time monitoring, provisioning, patching and authentication. 

The ACID-compliant solution comes with a query analyzer, which helps developers gain visibility into query activities and execution, identify problematic queries and filter out specific issues such as full table scans and bad indexes. Using MySQL Workbench, professionals can perform database modeling, develop queries, configure servers, migrate databases and automate backup and recovery. Administrators can use the Enterprise Firewall, i...


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1,265 Reviews of MySQL

Average User Ratings

Overall

4.56 / 5 stars

Ease-of-use

4.5

Value for money

4.5

Customer support

4.0

Functionality

4.5

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(767)

767

4 stars

(446)

446

3 stars

(50)

50

2 stars

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July 2019

Ravindu from EdhiryaIT Pvt Ltd

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Industry: Information Technology and Services

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Functionality

5.0

July 2019

A thought on MySQL

As currently I have developed inventory system, clinic system, an backend application for a private company to manage huge no of memberships and ads, and a UK company for manage Business Name , Limited company, trademark and domain registrations and renewals. All of these used with mysql its those are running smoothly. Never had any headaches as through sql queries can manipulate easily and had fast responses for even complex queries and for huge no of data Frameworks used are spring boot and laravel.

Pros

Known and used by most people as most secure and reliable relational database management system. Accompanies 99.99% uptime. Nothing to fears as open source. Can have millions of helps through community. Offers a wide scope of high accessibility like cluster servers master slave replication. Provides high performance even for large volume projects. Growing and improving frequently. Best for cloud applications and big data applications. Supports by huge no of frameworks.

Cons

Red Hat Enterprise Linux, openSUSE, Fedora, Slackware Linux etc moved to MariaDB.

Reasons for Choosing MySQL

Relational Database, Free of charge, unlimited help from community. Light weighted, Supports by huge no of frameworks.

January 2020

Filipe from Self-employed

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 1 employee

Industry: Information Technology and Services

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

4.0

Customer support

4.0

Functionality

4.0

January 2020

MySQL review

With MySQL i can sell more software because I can sell cheaper, and the performance is the same than others

Pros

MySQL is a great to database and is very very powerfull I use it everyday on my work when I develop web applications for my clients MySQL is reliable and have some great admistration tools with great value MySQL works very good and uses less system resources than other similar softwares

Cons

MySQL have all that I need to do my work perfect with less cost than others similar softwares MySQL works great for web applications, with good performance

Reasons for Choosing MySQL

With MySQL I have the same performance with less cost

September 2020

Jesús Gonzalo from NearShore

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 51-200 employees

Industry: Information Technology and Services

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

September 2020

Excellent Database program

Basically MySQL help to us on complete MVPs or even create a production software in the main time, there is no concerns, if you are trying to find a complete database administrator for less money, you should choose this one

Pros

We've been using MySQL for a while since the MS-SQL Database administrator is too expensive, in MySQL you can choose the free tier version and it will be great for your app, the syntax is pretty straight forward.

Cons

There is no cons in MySQL, well, maybe just the database size that you can use in the free tier and also you can make a programmatically database because some features are not full

Reasons for Choosing MySQL

Because provides more features than the other ones and for less cost.

August 2019

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

2.0

Functionality

5.0

August 2019

MySQL the default database server

We just use MySQL for all of our databases

Pros

It's the default standard for many companies. MySQL has grown into a very stable product that never crashes. We've made the move to MariaDB, but found that the tables sometimes get corrupted when restarting a database server under heavy load. With the recent speed improvements to MySQL, we have decided to actually migrate back to MySQL.

Cons

I'd really like if they would spend a bit more time on their CLI interface. As in, syntax highlighting in the CLI, an easier way to scroll through multiline queries when going through the history. I would also like it if we can specify a color scheme to use for the output.

Reasons for Choosing MySQL

both other servers come highly recommended by other parties, but for some reason they just don't have the feature that we're looking for.

June 2020

Adonay Andres from Geckode LLC

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Industry: Information Technology and Services

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Functionality

5.0

June 2020

Still good after lots of years

I've been using MySQL for 12+ years. It was great then and it's great now. Lots of features have been added and query speed has been improved by a lot. Since it's a software that has been around us for many years, I insist, the backwards compatibility isn't the desired one, all the needed adjustments to datasets generated in old versions (that are still running in production environments) rely on the dba. Would be great if there could be a utility that handles that.

Pros

I like that it has a community edition which allows to get the software for free with community support. In the case of red hat/CEntOS host, a repository settings can be added and the installation is pretty straightforward. As long as it is correctly setup according to the server resources and expected demand, it runs pretty fast, it is stable and supports lots of connections.

Cons

I feel that it has been starting to loose its backwards compatibility. If you need to use a previous feature, for example, if you want to use the mysql native password, now you need to specify it when creating a user, otherwise, it won't work straightforward with most CMS software. Also, as some datatypes are being improved (which should be a nice to have feature), when migrating to a newer version, restoring a dump can turn into a headache. The users model have also changed, so, if you had a very large users set, you have to do some work to make it work again in newer versions.

Reasons for Choosing MySQL

Because the ease in the installation and setup process. Also at some point, MySQL integrated spatial support which was the only reason for us to keep PostgresSQL instances.