Should I store data in MYSQL as JSON?

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Should I actually store data in MySQL as JSON? A friend of mine did this and and it actually made their database's performance better and decreased latency. He's also told me that storing data as JSON makes everything easier. But is it easy to delete /edit data stored as JSON? Thanks.

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No, you shouldn’t, unless you have a very good reason.

In most cases it wouldn’t make any sense.  Storing data as JSON would nullify the benefits of using a relational database system, and I don’t see how that could improve performance (unless you have some very particular needs, that work better on other types of database systems).

Deleting and editing data stored as JSON would be much more difficult and slow.

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