Have a look at http://grimoire.ca/mysql/choose-something-else:
"Considering MySQL? Use something else. Already on MySQL? Migrate.
For every successful project built on MySQL, you could uncover a
history of time wasted mitigating MySQL's inadequacies, masked by a
hard-won, but meaningless, sense of accomplishment over the effort
spent making MySQL behave."
PostgreSQL is a much better option and a sounder investment for the future.
On 16-04-15 02:23 PM, Ben Cail wrote:
> I would suggest looking at postgresql <http://www.postgresql.org/>. It
> may not be as widely used as mysql, but it is used a lot, and it's a
> high-quality piece of database software. It's also free.
> On 04/15/2016 02:18 PM, Matt Sherman wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> I am looking to pick the group brain as to what might be the most useful
>> database software for a digital project I am collaborating on. We are
>> working on converting an annotated bibliography to a searchable
>> While I have the data in a few structured formats, we need to figure out
>> now what to actually put it in so that it can be queried. My default
>> of thinking is to try a MySQL since it is free and used ubiquitously
>> online, but I wanted to see if there were any other database or software
>> systems that we should also consider before investing a lot of time
>> in one
>> approach. Any advice and suggestions would be appreciated.
>> Matt Sherman