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"I find the ease of deployment to be the most valuable aspect of this solution.""The solution is very useful for stock management.""It helps us in detecting all kinds of problems in the code, such as bad quality, unclear code, or any violation in the code or best practices."

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"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."

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"I don't think the solution is very scalable, because the scalability of the performance when using more than one process is not very good.""It would be interesting if they added functionality with redundancy, reputation, and variability.""It would be good to have more automation and integration with the tools from other vendors."

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"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."

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"It is a public domain system as every customer can install it on their system without paying any license fee.""It is okay."

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"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."

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Top Answer: The initial setup was pretty straightforward. I would have worked with our IT team in terms of the initial setup.
Top Answer: So we jumped from version 5.6 to 5.7. That's not the latest version. The latest version is 5.8. We didn't move to eight for the simple reason that there's lots of code-based on 5.7 and there's no… more »
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Firebird is an open source SQL relational database management system that runs on Linux, Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X and a variety of Unix.

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.

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Find out what your peers are saying about Firebird SQL vs. MySQL and other solutions. Updated: January 2021.
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Firebird SQL is ranked 4th in Open Source Databases with 3 reviews while MySQL is ranked 1st in Open Source Databases with 19 reviews. Firebird SQL is rated 7.4, while MySQL is rated 7.8. The top reviewer of Firebird SQL writes "Free to use but they need to add features such as functionality with redundancy". On the other hand, the top reviewer of MySQL writes "Good beginner base but it should have better support for backups". Firebird SQL is most compared with PostgreSQL, SQLite, MariaDB, Oracle MySQL Cloud Service and Percona Server, whereas MySQL is most compared with Oracle Database, CockroachDB, SAP HANA, IBM Db2 Database and LocalDB. See our Firebird SQL vs. MySQL report.

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