Have a look at

    "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 <>. 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.
> -Ben
> 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 
>> database.
>> 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 
>> line
>> 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