For over 20 years I have been using PHP and MySQL to manipulate data for a whole array of different uses. Whether it’s hundreds of thousands of rows of data within e-commerce stores and website, or it’s millions of rows of data from within a CRM, I use this language and database platform to crunch data quickly and efficiently.
I always favour open source software products as these offer a greater ability of flexibility in modifications, data manipulation and automation. I have dealt with systems over the years that have multi-millions of data row that can be quickly and efficiently processed with PHP. It’s a pairing between code and database that have gone on for many years now and I have never found a data-crunching situation that it can not be used for.