+2-1 I have already posted a blog (Event Scheduler an alternative to cronjob) with different advantages of Even scheduler over cron job, here I am …
Mysql introduce Event scheduler which we can use alternative to Cronjob. There are many advantages over cronjob like:
1) It is directly written on Mysql Server.
2) This is platform independent. Your application might be written in any language it does not matters. You just need to know mysql.