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What is MySQL?

The MySQL software delivers a very fast, multi-threaded, multi-user, and robust SQL (Structured Query Language) database server. MySQL Server is intended for mission-critical, heavy-load production systems as well as for embedding into mass-deployed software.
MySQL is a tool in the Databases category of a tech stack.
MySQL is an open source tool with 10K GitHub stars and 3.7K GitHub forks. Here’s a link to MySQL's open source repository on GitHub

Who uses MySQL?

Companies
6357 companies reportedly use MySQL in their tech stacks, including Uber, Airbnb, and Pinterest.

Developers
111375 developers on StackShare have stated that they use MySQL.

MySQL Integrations

Travis CI, Datadog, Slick, Spring Framework, and Amazon DynamoDB are some of the popular tools that integrate with MySQL. Here's a list of all 374 tools that integrate with MySQL.
Pros of MySQL
800
Sql
678
Free
561
Easy
527
Widely used
488
Open source
180
High availability
160
Cross-platform support
104
Great community
78
Secure
75
Full-text indexing and searching
25
Fast, open, available
16
SSL support
15
Reliable
14
Robust
8
Enterprise Version
7
Easy to set up on all platforms
2
NoSQL access to JSON data type
1
Relational database
1
Easy, light, scalable
1
Sequel Pro (best SQL GUI)
1
Replica Support
Decisions about MySQL

Here are some stack decisions, common use cases and reviews by companies and developers who chose MySQL in their tech stack.

Needs advice
on
LaravelLaravel
and
WordPressWordPress

Hi All

I am currently working on preparing a multi-tenant app with one database per tenant. The app will have data analytics dashboards, CRM, and task management modules. Originally my thoughts were to build with Angular, Laravel, and MySQL, as the development team mainly consists of PHP developers.

However, the team is recommending to develop the app entirely using WordPress by utilizing a multisite model, saying that it will not have any impact on performance even as the user base increases.

My own take is that this will have a negative impact on performance. Can you please advise me if this is true?

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Needs advice
on
FlutterFlutterLaravelLaravel
and
MySQLMySQL

Developing a managed multivendor marketplace mobile app to enable users to buy and sell (mainly used hardware) products from the same app, allowing buyers to checkout and purchase an entire listing at either the set "buy now" price or "make offer" to buy at a negotiated price with the seller. Please share your opinion on my current choice Flutter + Laravel (with MySQL) and are there more feasible alternatives?

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Needs advice
on
MongoDBMongoDB
and
MySQLMySQL

Hello, I am developing a new project with an internal chat between users. Also, there are complex relationships between the other project entities but I wolud like to build something scalable and fast and right now I am designing the data model. What kind of database would you recommend me to manage all application data? relational like MySQL, no relational like MongoDB or a mixed one? Thank you

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Needs advice
on
MongoDBMongoDB
and
MySQLMySQL

I'm starting to work on a Jira-like bug tracker web app. This is a hobby project that is mostly a way for me to learn about different technologies and development processes(CI/CD, etc..) so I could be more ready when I start applying for programming jobs.

I'm debating between MySQL, which I'm less familiar with, and MongoDB which I have used in the past.

My two points of consideration are the following:

1) Which one is more likely to be relevant for web dev jobs? While I want to learn new technologies, I prefer learning ones that will make me more hireable in the future.

2) Which one is more flexible when it comes to changing the shape of the stored data? I expect to need to make some changes as the project goes on.

Thanks, everyone!

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Needs advice
on
MSSQLMSSQL
and
MySQLMySQL

We are planning to migrate one of my applications from MSSQL to MySQL. Can someone help me with the version to select?. I have a strong inclination towards MySql 5.7. But, I see there are some standout features added in Mysql 8.0 like JSON_TABLE. Just wanted to know if the newer version has not compromised on its speed while giving out some add on features.

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Needs advice
on
MongoDBMongoDBMySQLMySQL
and
PostgreSQLPostgreSQL

Hello,

I am trying to design an online ordering app similar to Doordash or Uber Eats. I'm having a hard time trying to finalise on what database (or mixture of databases) to use. I'm leaning towards using a relational database like MySQL or PostgreSQL. But, when the application grows, I don't want to join on 20 tables to get a data. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you for your time.

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Blog Posts

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Pinterest

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DigitalOcean

GitHubMySQLPostgreSQL+11
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MySQLKafkaApache Spark+6
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GitHubDockerReact+17
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JavaScriptGitHubPython+42
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MySQL Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to MySQL?
PostgreSQL
PostgreSQL is an advanced object-relational database management system that supports an extended subset of the SQL standard, including transactions, foreign keys, subqueries, triggers, user-defined types and functions.
Oracle
Oracle Database is an RDBMS. An RDBMS that implements object-oriented features such as user-defined types, inheritance, and polymorphism is called an object-relational database management system (ORDBMS). Oracle Database has extended the relational model to an object-relational model, making it possible to store complex business models in a relational database.
MariaDB
Started by core members of the original MySQL team, MariaDB actively works with outside developers to deliver the most featureful, stable, and sanely licensed open SQL server in the industry. MariaDB is designed as a drop-in replacement of MySQL(R) with more features, new storage engines, fewer bugs, and better performance.
MongoDB
MongoDB stores data in JSON-like documents that can vary in structure, offering a dynamic, flexible schema. MongoDB was also designed for high availability and scalability, with built-in replication and auto-sharding.
Microsoft SQL Server
Microsoft® SQL Server is a database management and analysis system for e-commerce, line-of-business, and data warehousing solutions.
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MySQL's Followers
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