Anonymous UserDirector of IT Maintenance Department at a financial services firm
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"It gives us a solid, less expensive alternative to deploying with Oracle."
"The low cost and functionality allows us to save money on smaller database projects."
"The solution is very simple. It's easy to use. That's the most important feature."
"The solution is free to use, which is its most valuable aspect."
"The initial setup was pretty straightforward. I would have worked with our IT team in terms of the initial setup."
"Apart from the features that are in the enterprise part, we find the database to be valuable. The connectors and the backup features are valuable as well. We use the basic database. We don't really use the extra features. Our clients like the security features in the database."
"MySQL is open-source. There are a lot of open-source communities trying to come up with their own patches, and to come up with their own features, which help MySQL develop faster than traditional databases like Oracle, which is closed source."
"This specific version of this MySQL has been battle tested for a long time. Any issues are known issues and we pretty much don't have any problems when they're in production. So it's very stable."
"This product is a good teaching tool for students who want to learn about networked databases."
"This is a lightweight product that is not demanding on the resources, which is what I think gives it the edge."
"The system is aging and not keeping up with the performance of new, enhanced database models."
"The security is not very robust and the product would be much more useful with more security options."
"The replication needs improvement. It's becoming a native cloud product like Oracle DB or Cockroach DB."
"From a user perspective, the initial setup could be simplified a bit."
"I find the Microsoft solution a bit better. But mostly in terms of the UI layout, I would say. I just find it a little bit more efficient."
"Oracle should start putting in some of the enterprise features in the standard feature. There are some key features that should be part of the standard."
"They should come up with a better solution than the NDB cluster for better scaling. If they could come up with a better solution for write scaling, apart from the NDB cluster, which is supported by all open source communities, that would be great. Although the NDB cluster, I believe, is an open-source tool, it's not widely supported as a solution."
"In terms of what I'd like to see in the next release, one thing that's always missing is dash boarding. There's no real BI tool for MySQL, like there is in Yellowfin and all the different tools that you get. They all have MySQL connectors, but there's no specific BI tool for MySQL. These open source projects have sprung up, but they're more general purpose."
"The documentation is pretty weak and should be improved."
"The product is a little bit complex and it is difficult to find sufficient documentation."
"Pricing is significantly lower than competing products."
"The product is either free with community support or very inexpensive with a small yearly fee for paid support."
"I am using the Community Edition, which is available free of charge."
"This is an open-source product that can be used free of charge."
"It's an open-source database management system that can be used free of charge."
"Microsoft licensing for SQL Server is probably ten times more expensive. I used to work for the government, and I remember when we were looking into upgrading to the enterprise version of SQL Server 2019, the licensing was going to cost 350,000. To get the equivalent in the cloud, it was going to be about four grand to get the same processing power and everything else. With MySQL, it was going to be about 300 for the same licensing. Cost-wise, for sure, there is a huge difference. Would you prefer to pay 300 a month or 3,000 to have the same amount of data resources? You might lose a few options that you need, but it isn't worth the price difference."
"This product has a good price point."
"There is a licensing cost because we are going for a proprietary product. There are some other versions for which there is no licensing cost."
"It has a community version."
"It is open-source."
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EDB Postgres Advanced Server is EDB’s enhanced Postgres database designed to meet the needs of the digital enterprise. EDB Advanced Server incorporates all of PostgreSQL’s features with additional enterprise-class functionality for enhanced performance and security requirements for enterprise workloads. EDB Advanced Server features improve DBA and developer productivity. Oracle users benefit from EDB Advanced Server’s native database compatibility with Oracle, including PL/SQL, built-in packages, and many DBA tools to accelerate and simplify migrations.
Until its recent acquisition by Oracle, MySQL was possibly the most renowned open source database enterprise package that could be accessed completely for free. With the merger, the server increased both its features and its price tag, but there is still a free version available to the general community to contribute ideas and suggestions.
MySQL is a fast and relatively inexpensive database management system. It can easily integrate with a wide variety of programming languages, and it is considered to be a very reliable option. One of the most prominent features that customers seem to enjoy is the easy scalability of this system.
EDB Postgres Advanced Server is ranked 5th in Open Source Databases with 3 reviews while MySQL is ranked 1st in Open Source Databases with 29 reviews. EDB Postgres Advanced Server is rated 8.4, while MySQL is rated 7.8. The top reviewer of EDB Postgres Advanced Server writes "Provides enhanced functionality but the technology is aging". On the other hand, the top reviewer of MySQL writes "Good beginner base but it should have better support for backups". EDB Postgres Advanced Server is most compared with PostgreSQL, Percona Server, Oracle MySQL Cloud Service and MariaDB, whereas MySQL is most compared with Firebird SQL, Oracle Database, SAP HANA, CockroachDB and IBM Db2 Database. See our EDB Postgres Advanced Server vs. MySQL report.
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