Compare LocalDB vs. MySQL

LocalDB is ranked 16th in Relational Databases with 1 review while MySQL is ranked 4th in Relational Databases with 14 reviews. LocalDB is rated 9.0, while MySQL is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of LocalDB writes "A database with excellent reporting features, good technical support, and a straightforward setup". On the other hand, the top reviewer of MySQL writes "Offers a simple DBMS solution with a very low hardware footprint. Only one of the engines supports ACID transaction control". LocalDB is most compared with SQL Server, MySQL and Teradata, whereas MySQL is most compared with CockroachDB, Firebird SQL and IBM Db2.
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Pros
The initial setup is very straightforward. The guidelines are very easy to follow. Maintenance is very easy and requires very little manpower.

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It creates a unified view of the entire architecture and performance factor, helping to manage the network more easily.It has a remote access feature to manage the database from a remote location. This enables in-work collaboration.I use MySQL for employee service in an OLTP database.Support for enterprise-grade features like clustering, master-slave replication, even Sharding (to some extent) which is an advanced feature.​The most valuable feature of MySQL is the informative error outputs of command line interface.​​We use MySQL for enterprise data storage as well as part of the back-end of websites and web applications.​Setup is easy. MySQL of various flavours has community editions to easily test, deploy, and run.​A lot of the software components have been trialed and tested for often more than 10 years.

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The ALM features can be improved, but the database by itself is reliable.

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The only service which could be improved is its usability. The entire user experience needs to be revamped to meet the 2018 design standards.When working with a cluster wide, I have to use the MySQL cluster version.I feel that some tools which make it easier to create queries or make it easier for other functions would be really interesting to see.Some problems with big table operations, and a struggle to keep the servers responding in peak situations.It would be helpful if there were a graphical user interface to administer, configure, and tune it.If it had something similar to Microsoft’s DTS engine then it would be the best database system out there.​MySQL needs improvements on its diagnostic features.​​MySQL is not easily scalable on cost effective consumer grade hardware.​

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Can range from free to quite expensive, depending on the environments and requirements, so better to really set goals ahead of setting it up.MySQL Enterprise Support is not cheap, though might still be cheaper than Oracle or SQL Server. They may not have local support depending on where you’re based, but there are many smaller agencies out there that will readily provide support. You’ll need to spend some time looking around.​Enterprise editions and support are definitely needed for the heavy users who need direct support. ​When you know the setup will continue to grow, make sure you have the paid support.

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Overview
LocalDB is a lightweight version of the SQL Server Express Database Engine that is targeted for program development. LocalDB starts on demand and runs in user mode, so there is no complex configuration.

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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AstraZeneca, Kienzle Automotive GmbH, Kodak Alaris, Unilever, Floatel International and Kongsberg Maritime, MyHero Facebook, Tumblr, Scholastic, MTV Networks, Wikipedia, Verizon Wireless, Sage Group, Glassfish Open Message Queue, and RightNow Technologies.
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Non Tech Company9%
Mining And Metals Company9%
Software R&D Company9%
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Retailer14%
Manufacturing Company9%
Comms Service Provider9%
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