Advantages and Disadvantages of using MySQL

It is an open source RDBMS that uses Structured Query Language (SQL). It has been Founded and developed by David Axmark, Allan Larsson, and Michael “Monty” Widenius and written in C and C++.

Advantages of using MySQL

By using MySQL, the performance of the application can be increased significantly. Increasing the performance of applications. One of the main reasons for that because MySQL stored 9 procedures are compiled on demand rather than compiled and stored in the database in other methods.

Portability is another advantage of using MySQL as the RDBMS. Due to the fact that it has been developed as a cross platform database server, it can run on different platforms like Linux, MacOS and Windows etc. Therefore, it is good choice for multi-platform projects and specially for web applications.

Data Security is also one of the strongpoints of MySQL. It has been recognised as one of the most secure and reliable database management system used in wide variety of systems including some of the most popular web applications in the world such as WordPress, Facebook, Twitter, etc.

Seamless connectivity is also one of the main and most important advantage of using MySQL as a RDBMS. There are various secure and seamless connection mechanisms are available in order to connect with MySQL server. These connections include named pipes, TCP/IP sockets and UNIX Sockets. Which is a highly needed functionality especially considering the web applications.

Disadvantages of using MySQL

Lack of stability has been considered as one of the disadvantages of using MySQL. These stability concerns are linked to the manner in which it manages specific actions which include transactions, references, and even auditing as a RDBMS

Lack of scalability is another disadvantage of using MySQL. Even though it can handle databases of large scale and large number of databases, it cannot be done in an efficient manner. The transactions are also cannot be done in an effective and efficient way.

These can be identified as the main advantages and disadvantages of using MySQL. Cheers!!

Full Stack Software Engineer