MySQL is the world's most popular open source database. With InnoDB configured MySQL transforms to a highly reliable, high performance, ACID-compliant database.
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Pro Multiple APIs
Some of these APIs include ODBC, Java (JDBC), Perl, Python, PHP, Ruby, and native C. Also, there are a number of third party APIs that are available for use to interact with the database
Pro Many applications available
There are a number of applications that are built with the focus of MySQL. Some of these include Drupal, Joomla, Wordpress and more.
Works well under simple operations or heavy tasks.
Pro Huge community support
Being the world's most popular open source database means there are tons of available examples and information for users' to access.
Con InnoDB is not fully configured
When you initially install MySQL, InnoDB needs to be configured to make it suite your needs and there are many issues you can come across.