So what’s the best open source database? Well I feel that it’s MySQL of course. There are various versions of free open source sql databases, but by far the most widely used has to be MySQL.
I’ve read all sorts of speed test against various query types, various database sizes, and different database activities; such as updating, creating tables, merging, exporting. The one that stands out is always MySQL.
It has become the become the most widely used open source database software not because of marketing, but because of ease of use and durability.
The software is very robust, and widely used. I run near a hundred websites, and it powers every one. It has never let me down.
The interface options (mainly the command line, and & phpmyadmin) are it’s limitations in my opinion however.
The only one i’ve found suitable is MySQLDumper. It’s chews up and spits out database tables with millions of records for breakfast. If you are interested in this addon or module check out our article. Large Database Software Help