Why MySQL Should Be Your Database

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Why MySQL?

Lecture description

Why did we choose MySQL and not some other relational database management system?

Because it is:

  • reliable
  • mature
  • open-source

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SQL - MySQL for Data Analytics and Business Intelligence

SQL that will get you hired – SQL for Business Analysis, Marketing, and Data Management

11:14:18 of on-demand video • Updated January 2023

Become an expert in SQL
Learn how to code in SQL
Boost your resume by learning an in-demand skill
Create, design, and operate with SQL databases
Start using MySQL – the #1 Database Management System
Prepare for SQL developer, Database administrator, Business Analyst, and Business Intelligence job opportunities
Adopt professionally tested SQL best practices
Gain theoretical insights about relational databases
Work with a sophisticated real-life database throughout the course
Get maximum preparation for real-life database management
Add data analytical tools to your skillset
Develop business intuition while solving tasks with big data
Study relational database management theory that you will need in your workplace every day
Learn how to create a database from scratch
The ability to take control of your dataset – insert, update, and delete records from your database
Be confident while working with constraints and relating data tables
Become a proficient MySQL Workbench user
Acquire top-notch coding techniques and best practices
Know how to answer specific business questions by using SQL’s aggregate functions
Handle complex SQL joins with ease
Approach more advanced topics in programming like SQL’s triggers, sequences, local and global variables, indexes, and more
Merge coding skills and business acumen to solve complex analytical problems
Become a proficient SQL user by writing flawless and efficient queries
Tons of exercises that will solidify your knowledge
The freedom to query anything you like from a database
OK, so... at this point you might be telling yourself: Great Let me install a software containing SQL and start the course. Unfortunately, it is not so simple. Why? To implement SQL commands, you will need a database management system, often called a database or a platform. The problem is there are a few popular databases out there, which are all based on SQL. They support various forms of the original language and there are only slight differences between different versions. As a developer, you want to learn how to use the one that is the most suitable for your situation. We will base our course entirely on MySQL, but you should know there are other platforms like Oracle, SQLite, Microsoft SQL Server, postscripts sequel. Maria DB, Microsoft Access, and so on. The minor differences between the versions of the SQL language mean that transferring from one database to the other (which usually happens if your changing jobs) would not be an obstacle for you. If you are a user of another platform, you can still take this course and easily apply the tools we teach. So, why do we choose MySQL? Because it is reliable mature and open source. The latter means it is free. It is used by many institutions and companies, including Facebook YouTube, Dropbox, Twitter, Pinterest, Booking.com and LinkedIn. Considering the well-renowned DB-Engines Ranking, MySQL comes as the first open-source relational database management system. Yes, Oracle is on top with only a slight advantage, but don't forget it is a paid software! Therefore, aiming at providing you with the best experience possible, we chose MySQL. Now let's dig into some Database and SQL theory. This will provide the set of tools you'll need when we deal with various SQL tasks in the lessons to come. Thanks for watching!