November 21, 2014

What Operating System do you run MySQL on in Production

This Friday we’ll have two polls instead of one to learn about Operating system we’re using to run MySQL. First Poll is about production use and second is about development. I know many developers would run MySQL on Linux in Production but use Windows or MacOS X for development. Please select operating system which actually runs your MySQL Server not the base operating system. if you’re running Virtualized Linux on your Windows please select Linux as OS used for development. So

What Operating system do you use to run MySQL in Production

  • Linux (88%, 710 Votes)
  • FreeBSD (7%, 57 Votes)
  • Windows (6%, 52 Votes)
  • Solaris (4%, 32 Votes)
  • MacOS X (2%, 14 Votes)

Total Voters: 803

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What Operating system do you run MySQL for Development Purposes

  • Linux (77%, 585 Votes)
  • Windows (19%, 142 Votes)
  • MacOS X (16%, 118 Votes)
  • FreeBSD (5%, 40 Votes)
  • Solaris (1%, 10 Votes)

Total Voters: 759

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Thank you for Participating!

About Peter Zaitsev

Peter managed the High Performance Group within MySQL until 2006, when he founded Percona. Peter has a Master's Degree in Computer Science and is an expert in database kernels, computer hardware, and application scaling.


  1. Javier says:

    These polls are boring already. I wish you had something more interesting to say.

  2. I guess I’m in the minority. I use it for a DB that stores old Outlook mail that used to be in .pst format, & then I also import new mail from Apple Mail (coming from Exchange.) This is on Apple OSX Lion 10.7.

  3. Stefan says:

    i’m sorry, but i second Javier.

  4. Frank Fegert says:

    I guess running MySQL on AIX would also qualify for the missing “Other” category ;-)

  5. Petr Švec says:

    I think that would be good idea divide linux category in most used distributions…

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