Ertugrul AkbasManager at a computer software company
We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"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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IBM solidDB is a relational database server that combines the high performance of in-memory tables with the nearly unlimited capacity of disk-based tables.
Pure in-memory databases are fast, but strictly limited by the size of memory. Pure disk-based databases allow nearly unlimited amounts of storage, but their performance is dominated by disk access. Even if the computer has enough memory to store the entire database in memory buffers, database servers that are designed for disk-based tables can be slow because the data structures that are optimal for disk-based tables are far from being optimal for in-memory tables. The solidDB solution is to provide a single hybrid database server that contains two optimized engines inside it:
Both engines coexist inside the same server process, and a single SQL statement can access data from both engines.
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.
IBM solidDB is ranked 29th in Relational Databases while MySQL is ranked 3rd in Relational Databases with 41 reviews. IBM solidDB is rated 0.0, while MySQL is rated 7.8. On the other hand, the top reviewer of MySQL writes "Good beginner base but it should have better support for backups". IBM solidDB is most compared with SQL Server and IBM Db2 Database, whereas MySQL is most compared with Firebird SQL, Oracle Database, SAP HANA, IBM Db2 Database and CockroachDB.
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