Open Source Databases Features

Read what people say are the most valuable features of the solutions they use.
Muhammad Nurazhan Moin says in a MySQL review
Senior Web Manager at a university with 501-1,000 employees
* Open-source * Multi-platform * Lightweight * Simple to set up, configure and tune * Support for enterprise-grade features like clustering, master-slave replication, even Sharding (to some extent) which is an advanced feature View full review »
AsiyeYigit says in a MariaDB review
CTO at Gantek
This solution is user-friendly. It's easy, and similar to MySQL. View full review »
Ceotriv67 says in a Firebird SQL review
CEO at a tech vendor with 11-50 employees
I find the ease of deployment to be the most valuable aspect of this solution. View full review »
ITHead6a3a says in an Oracle MySQL Cloud Service review
IT Head
The solution overall is very powerful. View full review »
MmusiKekonnwe says in a MariaDB review
IT Specialist Databases at Botswana Open University
The ability to deploy or store data that is accessed via the web is one of the solution's most valuable features. The solution is also free to use. View full review »
Globaldata67 says in an EDB Postgres Advanced Server review
Senior Manager Global Database Services at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees
Cost/benefit wise Postgres is a great solution. It's a very fast database and — in terms of licensing costs — it also provides a significant TCO reduction compared to Oracle. In terms of specific features, deploying Patroni cluster with PostgreSQL we can achieve full HA capability for mission critical applications. View full review »
ctsanders says in a MySQL review
Partner at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
* Its ease of use * It's secure. * It's fast. * It has high-end processing. * It can distribute across clouds. * It has the ability to run on any operating system. View full review »
Royden Akerley says in an EDB Postgres Advanced Server review
Enterprise Programmes Architect at a logistics company with 10,001+ employees
* Variant server configuration: not requiring the same release on all. * Effectively allowing us to be far more flexible from architecture to production, and the overall support model improves drastically. View full review »
Manzeel Uprety says in a MySQL review
Co-Founder at a non-tech company with 1-10 employees
I have found the following features valuable: * NetFlow of the whole system * Information flow and scaling * Communication between multiple collaborators and stakeholders * Its user-friendly features. View full review »
it_user208659 says in a MySQL review
QA Lead at a logistics company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The most important features would be querying, the query language where you have the data definition or data modification language, as well. In some cases, we have to create our own tables for testing purposes. In that case, having SQL Server is much easier compared to what's available. View full review »
Miguel Araújo says in a MySQL review
IT Manager
* Free usage * Performance * Community View full review »
Abhishek Ghosh says in a MySQL review
Director at RC Ghosh Group of Companies
The most valuable feature of MySQL is the informative error outputs of command line interface. View full review »
Haim Tzadok says in a MySQL review
Co-Founder/CEO at Grigale LTD
This depends on my customers' use. View full review »
Zeger Knops says in a MySQL review
Head of Business Technology at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
The large user base and the amount of available plugins and modules. A lot of the software components have been trialed and tested for often more than 10 years. It is rock solid from that viewpoint. View full review »
Yongho Gil says in a MySQL review
User at a software R&D company with 10,001+ employees
I use MySQL for various purposes. Sometimes I have used MyISAM as a storage engine rather than InnoDB. View full review »
Tomas Dalebjörk says in a MySQL review
Information Technology Technician at a tech vendor with 51-200 employees
How it uses clustering. The API's to PHP, ruby, perl, java, python, and many more high level programming languages makes it easy for us to deploy new features fast. View full review »
Tomas Dalebjörk says in a PostgreSQL review
Information Technology Technician at a tech vendor with 51-200 employees
* Robust backup and recovery integration. * Follows ANSI SQL. * opensource * easy to integrate with applications and high level programming languages such as; python, ruby, java, C, perl, php... View full review »
Gaston Nusimovich says in a MySQL review
Software Architect at a tech consulting company with 51-200 employees
We design web solutions for customers with PHP (Linux) and ASP.NET MVC (Windows). MySQL offers a simple, no frills, but effective DBMS solution with a very low hardware footprint. Since it has no licensing fees, it offers great TCO for our customers. View full review »
Lucas Holt says in a MySQL review
Senior Application Programmer/Analyst, Team Lead at a university with 10,001+ employees
MySQL’s strength is in its fast connection, query and insert performance. I’ve benchmarked MySQL against several NoSQL and SQL databases and found it to be faster for getting lots of data inserted quickly. View full review »
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