4.6
Overall rating
Reviews

4.6
Overall rating
Reviews

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 feature to block SQL injection attacks and prevent data loss. MySQL also helps developers set up custom warning thresholds for collected metrics and track configuration changes. It is available both as open-source and on annual subscriptions. MySQL Products include: MySQL HeatWave, our fully managed database service, for OLTP, OLAP, & ML workloads. MySQL Enterprise Edition for delivering business-critical, enterprise database applications. MySQL Enterprise Edition for ISVs, OEMs and VARs who want a proven, low cost, embedded database. MySQL Benefits include: Ease of use: Developers can install MySQL in minutes, and the database is easy to manage. Reliability: MySQL is one of the most mature and widely used databases. It has been tested in a wide variety of scenarios for more than 25 years, including by many of the world’s largest companies. Organizations depend on MySQL to run business-critical applications because of its reliability. Scalability: MySQL scales to meet the demands of the most accessed applications. MySQL’s native replication architecture enables organizations such as Facebook to scale applications to support billions of users. Performance: MySQL HeatWave is faster and less expensive than other database services, as demonstrated by multiple standard industry benchmarks, including TPC-H, TPC-DS, and CH-benCHmark. High availability: MySQL delivers a complete set of native, fully integrated replication technologies for high availability and disaster recovery. For business-critical applications, and to meet service-level agreement commitments, customers can achieve Recovery point objective = 0 (zero data loss) and Recovery time objective = seconds (automatic failover) Security: Data security entails protection and compliance with industry and government regulations, including the European Union General Data Protection Regulation, the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, and the Defense Information Systems Agency’s Security Technical Implementation Guides. MySQL Enterprise Edition provides advanced security features, including authentication/ authorization, transparent data encryption, auditing, data masking, and a database firewall. Flexibility: The MySQL Document Store gives users maximum flexibility in developing traditional SQL and NoSQL schema-free database applications. Developers can mix and match relational data and JSON documents in the same database and application.
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MySQL pricing

MySQL has a free version and offers a free trial. MySQL paid version starts at US$2,000.00/year.

Starting Price:
US$2,000.00/year
Free Version:
Yes
Free trial:
Yes

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MySQL Reviews

Feature rating

Value for Money
4.6
Functionality
4.5
Ease of Use
4.4
Customer Support
4.2
5 reviews of 2,061 View all reviews
Ravindu
Ravindu
  • Industry: Information Technology & Services
  • Company size: 11–50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source
Value for Money
5
Features
5
Ease of Use
5
Customer Support
0

5
Reviewed on 31/07/2019

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.

Alternatives Considered

MongoDB

Reasons for Switching to MySQL

Relational Database, Free of charge, unlimited help from community. Light weighted, Supports by huge no of frameworks.
Manasseh
  • Industry: Electrical/Electronic Manufacturing
  • Company size: 2–10 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 2+ years
  • Review Source
Value for Money
5
Features
5
Ease of Use
5
Customer Support
5

5
Reviewed on 15/09/2023

There is no better database management system than MySQL.

I've used MySQL for a few years, and I'd heartily recommend it. It is a very capable and flexible solution for managing your server-based data.

Pros

Despite being available for free, MySQL has numerous functionalities that are also present in commercial products like SQL Server.

Cons

The majority of other databases, save for MySQL, offer data transfer between DB and distributed file systems like AWS S3.

keerthi
  • Industry: Computer Software
  • Company size: 501–1,000 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source
Value for Money
5
Features
5
Ease of Use
4
Customer Support
5

5
Reviewed on 02/05/2024

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

Verified Reviewer
  • Industry: Writing & Editing
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source
Value for Money
5
Features
3
Ease of Use
4
Customer Support
2

3
Reviewed on 30/04/2019

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.

Angel
  • Industry: Automotive
  • Company size: 11–50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source
Value for Money
0
Features
4
Ease of Use
3
Customer Support
3

5
Reviewed on 30/01/2024

Get quick results from database query

Pros

We had lots of data and used MySQL to write queries and get results. This helped get really structured and useful data very quickly.

Cons

Error debugging can be tricky and learning all the commands.

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