MySQL

RATING:

4.6

(2061)

About MySQL

MySQL is a 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, its intrusion detection feat...

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MySQL Pricing

MySQL offers a free trial for new users, after which the software is available across 4 commercial editions. Pricing and functionality are outlined below. MySQL Cluster Carrier Grade Edition Subscription (1-4 socket server): starts at $10,000 per year MySQL Cluster Carrier Grade Edition Subscription (5+ socket server): starts at $20,000 per year MySQL Enterprise Edition Subscription (1-4 socket server): starts at $5,000 per year MySQL Enterprise Edition Subscription (5+ socket server): starts at $10,000 per year MySQL Standard Edition Subscription (1-4 socket server): starts at $2,000 per year MySQL Standard Edition Subscription (5+ socket server): starts at $4,000 per year MySQL Classic Edition (only available for ISVs/OEMs)

Starting price: 

$2,000.00 per year

Free trial: 

Available

Free version: 

Available

MySQL workbench
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MySQL Reviews

Overall Rating

4.6

Ratings Breakdown

Secondary Ratings

Ease-of-use

4.5

Customer Support

4

Value for money

4.5

Functionality

4.5

Most Helpful Reviews for MySQL

1 - 5 of 2,061 Reviews

Frank

Computer & Network Security, 11 - 50 employees

Used more than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra
This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.

OVERALL RATING:

5

Reviewed October 2021

MySQL

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Ravindu

Verified reviewer

Information Technology and Services, 11-50 employees

Used daily for more than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra
This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.

OVERALL RATING:

5

EASE OF USE

5

VALUE FOR MONEY

5

FUNCTIONALITY

5

Reviewed 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.

Reason for choosing MySQL

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

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Aleksandr

Verified reviewer

Computer Software, 501-1,000 employees

Used daily for more than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra
This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.

OVERALL RATING:

4

EASE OF USE

5

VALUE FOR MONEY

5

FUNCTIONALITY

5

Reviewed April 2021

Great overall but has some very important caveats.

Mysql as any other tools has it's advantages and downsides. It may be fast, ACID-compatible, it may serve as memory cache. It has some dark corners and sometimes may hang on complex queries, or even corrupt the data (this is really rare case, but I faced it more than 10 times during my experience). Consider your scenario carefully. And always, always, ALWAYS make backups.

PROS

There a whole world of documentation, best practice, books on mysql. It can be found on nearly any cloud, system, paas. It is really fast (on MyISAM), support transactions (InnoDB), may perform as in-memory cache (memory), or even CSV (never use this one except for testing or reports). Deploy and set up takes next to no time, it consumes very little resources. Actually I feel it is hard to write a review on MySql because over decades of extensive usage it become the standard de-facto, even LAMP has (M) for MySQL. It is a mature if, well known RDBMS with tons of extensions and forks (not sure I may name them here). It is worth to mention though that MySQL is a default backend storage for a whole number of software. MySQL is compliant to SQL standard though with some differences. It may require some changes to your codebase but still, they should not be critical. What will really surprise you is that ORDER by lacks "nulls first/last" clause and that collates may surprise you. In a somewhat unpleasant way. Window functions, virtual tables, temporary tables are here as well and trust me - this is quite important matter, something that is a vital part of any DB. You will find a lot of web and standalone management tools to work both with server and data, some of them are free, others are not, chose yours.

CONS

First and biggest cons is that MySQL is not suitable for big amount of data. It always had and still have troubles performing complex joins. Database may get corrupted under some scenarios when significant selections is performed same time as other clients perform batches of inserts/updates (basically, there is a long lasting bug in memory management). Transactions are available in a single engine InnoDB and it is much slower than MyISAM. Worst thing is that in scenarios with multitenant databases with somewhat mediocre load MySQL starts to leak memory. This i a known well-issue, and there is no cure at this moment, you have to reboot the database instance. This is simply a disaster. Performance insight is something that could enjoy some more love. While Mysql is compatible with most of standard SQL, there are still some hard to explain differences.

Reason for choosing MySQL

Mysql is still used in some of our projects, but we are on our way to switch to another RDBMS for the reasons I described above.

keerthi

Computer Software, 501-1,000 employees

Used daily for more than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra
This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered

OVERALL RATING:

5

EASE OF USE

4

VALUE FOR MONEY

5

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

5

FUNCTIONALITY

5

Reviewed May 2024

Good beginner database product

PROS

MySQL is very user friendly and the queries used are easy and well suited for beginner and small scale applications

CONS

I am not a fan of the UI of MySQL as it’s pretty basic

Anonymous

1 employee

Used daily for more than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra
This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.

OVERALL RATING:

3

EASE OF USE

4

VALUE FOR MONEY

5

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

2

FUNCTIONALITY

3

Reviewed April 2019

Almost all my sites run on MySQL

I hardly think about MySQL because that is how it functions - quietly and in the background 24/7. But MySQL is an totally ESSENTIAL part of my online presence, as my websites would immediately cease functioning without MySQL. It is that important! While it does its job most of time, if there are errors in MySQL for whatever reason, then to repair the problem can become a bit expensive. Apart from this small risk, MySQL is one of those "must-have" software if you run any independently hosted websites online.

PROS

MySQL is the standard database software used by virtually all the PHP-based scripts for database creation and functioning. It is a standard add-on software for most webhosts as part of the cPanel plan. As long as you are not hacked, the database software works quietly in the background 24/7 and delivers your website to the world. As an "add-on" software it is free in that sense (or may be part of my monthly hosting fees), but this is a trivial point. MySQL is like a set-and-forget kind of software, and indispensable to nearly all webmasters.

CONS

The database is not very efficient, and this often leads to errors, if some script overloads it or if your website is hacked and compromised. If there is too much traffic, things also can break down. As anything database related is hard to repair, it is best to get an expert on MySQL, who can be expensive, to fix any issues in the database. Many additional plugins create further tables or rows in MySQL which remain there for life even if the plugin is removed later on. This leads to bloat in the database.