About MySQL

MySQL is a relational database management system (RDBMS) designed to help businesses record, update, and manage data and deploy cloud-native applications. Features include data masking and de-identification, multi-document transaction support, intrusion detection, alerts, and configuration management.

The application provides tools to automate administrative tasks such as data provisioning, backup, patching, and tuning. Engineers can protect confidential data by using encryption, key generation, and digital signatures. Administrators can also monitor user and application-level performance and resource consumption of the database via performance schema.

MySQL Enterprise Firewall helps database administrators protect information through real-time threat monitoring, whitelisting, and SQL statement blocking features. The Query Analyzer lets engineers view query activities, identify problematic queries through full table scans and bad index searches, and evaluate multiple executions during a specific time period.

Developers can use MySQL Workbench to perform database modeling, query development and testing, server configuration, audit data inspection, and database migrations. MySQL allows team members to recover data by utilizing backward compatible full recovery, precise one-click, point-in-time, and partial recovery capabilities.

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.


Key benefits of MySQL

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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Adam
Adam
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  • Industry: Computer Software
  • Company size: 10 000+ Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Powerful FOSS RDBMS

Reviewed on 2021/03/11

My experience with MySQL has been positive. I haven't found an application that it wasn't suited...

My experience with MySQL has been positive. I haven't found an application that it wasn't suited for yet. It has allowed us to move the majority of our systems off of Windows servers onsite to the cloud. Additionally it's compatible with ArouraDB which allows us to safe money with non production sites.

Pros

I've used both Microsoft SQL Server and Oracle and what I liked most about MySQL, aside from my personal preference for it's syntax, is that it runs well on all platforms and is easy to setup and maintain. MSSQL limits you to Windows servers and while Oracle will run on various platforms it is difficult to setup and maintain.

Cons

What I like least about MySQL is that backing up and restoring databases is a pain. You basically have to dump the database to a text file that contains every SQL statement needed to recreate the database. I also feel like the MySQL dataconnector for .NET Core isn't well developed or supported. Also MSSQL and Oracle have more ease of use functions when programming.

Torikul
Torikul
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  • Industry: Internet
  • Company size: 2–10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

MySQL is the world's most popular free open source database

Reviewed on 2021/09/23

It's simply perfect that was able to fulfil my needs. Basically, I use the MySQL database for web...

It's simply perfect that was able to fulfil my needs. Basically, I use the MySQL database for web development purposes, It was so helpful for me so far. My overall experience is really remarkable with the MySQL database.

Pros

MySQL is so easy to use and comfortable, even a lot suitable for the WordPress platforms. I like how this database has organized everything, backup process, data replacement, adding or deleting tables, find out the important data even query. If I want to do something, I can write some code as commands and all done. This database supports a query language too.

Cons

There are no cons I've noticed with the MySQL database. But I think it should be easier because newbies will get confused while using and learning MySQL. With little knowledge, you can't manage and control the MySQL database.

Verified Reviewer
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  • Industry: Writing & Editing
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 7.0 /10

Almost all my sites run on MySQL

Reviewed on 2019/04/30

I hardly think about MySQL because that is how it functions - quietly and in the background 24/7....

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.

Enrico
Enrico
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  • Industry: Translation & Localization
  • Company size: 201–500 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
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  • Likelihood to recommend 7.0 /10

Quick and easy database management solution

Reviewed on 2024/01/16

We set up a MySQL database to store and query data from our application, which writes daily to the...

We set up a MySQL database to store and query data from our application, which writes daily to the DB. We never had any issue with it, which is just great.

Pros

MySQL consistently delivers exceptional performance, making it an ideal choice for a wide range of applications, from small-scale projects to large enterprise systems. Its optimized query execution, indexing mechanisms, and caching strategies contribute to efficient data retrieval and manipulation.

Cons

Fine-tuning settings for optimal performance can require in-depth knowledge, and improper configurations may impact system stability.

Joel
Joel
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  • Industry: E-Learning
  • Company size: 2–10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

The simple way to manage data

Reviewed on 2023/05/30

Pros

In first time it's open source and it capacity of large amount of data management

Cons

Cluster creation is not simple to manage

Alternatives Considered

PostgreSQL

Reasons for Choosing MySQL

Incompatibility on somes features and hosting problem

Switched From

MariaDB

Reasons for Switching to MySQL

Simplicity
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MySQL FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for MySQL.

MySQL offers the following pricing plans:

  • Starting from: US$2 000,00/year
  • Pricing model: Free Version, Subscription
  • Free Trial: Available

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)

MySQL has the following typical customers:

2–10, 11–50, 51–200, 201–500, 501–1 000, 1 001–5 000

MySQL supports the following languages:

Arabic, Chinese, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, European Portuguese, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Traditional Chinese, Turkish

MySQL supports the following devices:

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MySQL offers the following support options:

Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base, Phone Support, 24/7 (Live rep), Chat

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