The information on this page refers to License Statistics v5.15 or newer, which upgraded MySQL to v5.7.

By default, License Statistics uses an embedded MySQL database, which is delivered with the application. The embedded database will be automatically installed and configured until you change your xflicstat.cfg configuration file to use an external database.

Although the embedded database is easier to use and more convenient for getting started with License Statistics, we strongly recommend using it only for testing and evaluation purposes.

For production environments, we recommend using an external database, which has advantages such as:

  • Faster upgrade procedure 
  • Increased data protection when stored on a host different from the License Statistics server
  • Ability to customize database settings to optimize performance
Note that License Statistics supports only MySQL 5.7.x. Other versions are not supported.

To use an embedded database with License Statistics: 

  • On Windows, choose the "Embedded" option during installation:

  • On Linux, no additional steps are required. The installer automatically configures License Statistics to use an embedded database.