Mysql does not work well for demanding software such as Magento, when we sell a dedicated or cloud Magento server we make sure everything is configured for speed.
Along with being extremely fast in solving general hosting issues, our support team also provides MySQL specific assistance.
Proper MySQL configuration is one of the most important aspects in terms of performance. Optimising the MySQL configuration can provide up to 65% performance improvement. MySQL by default is configured to use far fewer resources than the average hardware can accommodate.