MySQL

Database management system for recording and updating data

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MySQL Overview

What is 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 Overview

Pricing

Starting from
US$2 000,00/year

Pricing options

Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

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 Features

Devices
Business size
S M L
Markets
United States
Supported Languages
English

Media

MySQL Enterprise Manager
MySQL Enterprise Monitor
MySQL Workbench
MySQL video MySQL screenshot: MySQL Enterprise Manager MySQL screenshot: MySQL Enterprise Monitor MySQL screenshot: MySQL Workbench

MySQL Reviews

MySQL Reviews

Overall rating
4,6
/
5
Excellent
801

Very good
466

Average
53

Poor
2

Terrible
0

Value for Money
4,6
Features
4,4
Ease of Use
4,4
Customer Support
4,2
96% recommended this app
Filipe F.

MySQL review

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


Fernando D.

The well balanced

I use MySQL in many personal projects, like my automated house project. It was a very good choice, I'm happy with this. Also, in the past, I have worked with MySQL and PHP in my company's intranet page. It was a good tool, but as the company grows, we need to migrate to another platform. Also, it is important to say that if you use the correct database engine with MySQL, you can have foreign keys and other types of constraints so it is very flexible.


Verified Reviewer

MySQL the default database server

We just use MySQL for all of our databases


Jesús gonzalo V.

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


Adonay andres A.

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.


Filipe F.
Industry: Information Technology & Services
Company size: Self Employed

MySQL review

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2020/01/31
Review Source: Capterra

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

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 9.0/10

Fernando D.
Industry: Information Technology & Services
Company size: 201-500 Employees

The well balanced

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2020/09/30
Review Source: Capterra

I use MySQL in many personal projects, like my automated house project. It was a very good choice, I'm happy with this. Also, in the past, I have worked with MySQL and PHP in my company's intranet page. It was a good tool, but as the company grows, we need to migrate to another platform. Also, it is important to say that if you use the correct database engine with MySQL, you can have foreign keys and other types of constraints so it is very flexible.

Pros

MySQL is a well balanced product, while it is free to use, it also has many features you can find in corporative solutions, like SQL Server and Oracle. If you ever need help, you will find answers almost everywhere, from their own documentation to stackoverflow and other forums, easily. You will have a very short learning curve with MySQL.

Cons

When you need to deal with great amount of data, like some kind of data warehouse structure or huge amount of measures to analyze, you better go other choices. It starts getting too slow with the same hardware other products will work smoothly. But I guess that is not the purpose for MySQL. In the other hand, if you want it to build a transactional system like an e-commerce platform or even a Blog page, it is a very good choice!

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Verified Reviewer
Industry: Information Technology & Services
Company size: 11-50 Employees

MySQL the default database server

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2019/08/08
Review Source: Capterra

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.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Jesús gonzalo V.
Industry: Information Technology & Services
Company size: 51-200 Employees

Excellent Database program

Used Weekly for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2020/09/14
Review Source: Capterra

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

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Adonay andres A.
Industry: Information Technology & Services
Company size: 11-50 Employees

Still good after lots of years

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2020/06/12
Review Source: Capterra

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.

Rating breakdown

Ease of Use

Likelihood to recommend: 9.0/10

User recommendation
8,8/10
Based on 1 322 user ratings
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MySQL Pricing

MySQL Pricing

Starting from
US$2 000,00/year
Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

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 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)

Value for Money
4,6/5
Based on 1 322 user ratings
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MySQL Features

MySQL Features

API
Access Control
Activity Dashboard
Activity Tracking
Alerts / Escalation
Auditing
Automatic Notifications
Collaboration Tools
Compliance Management
Data Import/Export
Data Visualization
Drag & Drop Interface
Monitoring
Real Time Data
Real Time Monitoring
Reporting & Statistics
Search Functionality
Third Party Integration
User Management
Workflow Management
Features
4,4/5
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Additional information for MySQL

Additional information for MySQL

Key features of MySQL

  • Data Migration
  • Data Replication

MySQL FAQs

MySQL FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for MySQL.

Q. What type of pricing plans does MySQL offer?

MySQL offers the following pricing plans:

Starting from: US$2 000,00/year

Pricing model: 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)

Q. What are the main features of MySQL?

MySQL offers the following features:

  • Data Migration
  • Data Replication

Q. Who are the typical users of MySQL?

MySQL has the following typical customers:

Small Business, Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business

Q. What languages does MySQL support?

MySQL supports the following languages:

English

Q. What type of pricing plans does MySQL offer?

MySQL has the following pricing plans:

Subscription

Q. Does MySQL support mobile devices?

We do not have any information about what devices MySQL supports

Q. What other apps does MySQL integrate with?

MySQL integrates with the following applications:

Alert Logic MDR, Bold BI, CaptivateIQ, DashboardFox, Ecrion, Immuta, Mode, Nightfall DLP, Remote Desktop Manager, Sematext Cloud

Q. What level of support does MySQL offer?

MySQL offers the following support options:

Phone Support, Online Support, FAQs, Forum, Knowledge Base