There are many reasons why MySQL is still the most used and preferred open source database. But why exactly is it so well adopted by today’s world biggest online companies like Facebook, Twitter, and Booking.com?
We’ve listed 10 reasons why this open source database should be at the top of your database list.
#1. MySQL: the world’s most popular open source database
MySQL is the “M” in the proven open source LAMP stack used by the most popular websites in the world, including Facebook, Google, Twitter, and YouTube. Plus, the world’s most popular open source products and applications, including Apache, Tomcat, JBoss, WordPress, and hundreds more, run on MySQL.
#2. Ubiquity and market share
DB-Engines, the database popularity reference, ranks MySQL as the second most popular database ahead of Microsoft SQL Server. This is a clear indicator of not only MySQL’s ubiquity, but also the market’s confidence in using MySQL in production environments. With so many active installations, organizations can rest assured of finding developers and DBAs with MySQL experience and skills.
#3. NoSQL and SQL in a single database
Oracle MySQL Document enables maximum flexibility by combining traditional SQL relational data with NoSQL schema-free applications. This eliminates the need for a separate database for NoSQL data.
#4. Ease of administration
MySQL provides a complete suite of graphical monitoring and management tools that enable a DBA to manage, troubleshoot, and control the operation of many servers. MySQL users manage hundreds and even thousands of servers with only a few DBAs.