|The information on this page refers to License Statistics v6.18 or newer, which upgraded MySQL to v8.0. If you are using a version previous to v6.18, see documentation for previous versions.|
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 configuration 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:
- Increased data protection when stored on a host other than the License Statistics server
- Ability to customize database settings to optimize performance