MySQL is a tool that allows the consistent management of data. It is very often combined with a programming language.
There are many reasons to use MySQL
MySQL is the world’s most free-to-use data manager. It’s free
Due to the fact that it is Open Source, there is a very large world that uses it. Which is very useful when you want to find solutions to your problems
Its easy integration
It can be easily integrated into projects of any type. Drivers are easily found and installed depending on the language
Some features of MySQL
Why are so many people and large companies using it? What features does it offer?
SQL language similar to human language
The queries are simple, comprehensive and intuitive. The requests are made in a language very close to English, and the syntax is rather easy to remember
Possibility to create access rights
In fact, in the interests of consistency and data security, the manager can create different rights for certain people as required. Some will just have permission to view or modify and or do both
Stored procedure and functions
The operations and processing which must be done very recurrently can be stored on the server. Performance is improved because orders will no longer be analyzed each time. Indeed, the real gain in efficiency and clarity is considerable because the commands are not duplicated n times. Which leads to less dense traffic on the network
MySQL like any other technology also has its shadows. Let’s find out below its disadvantages
Mathematical calculations are not very efficient there. Some calculations should return an error instead of ‘NULL’. As is the case with the square root of -1 or dividing 1 by 0.
There is no real data encryption policy on MySQL compared to these cronies less free than him. It is therefore easy to obtain data quite easily by relatively simple methods.
UTF (encoding) and indexing problem
The coding of certain languages are disadvantaged according to the chosen standard (ASCII or UNICODE). Certain letters which are not represented end up being coded with 2 or more bits. This also causes difficulties when searching the data. As some letters are badly stored, the search becomes more and more tedious