Compare LocalDB vs. MySQL

LocalDB is ranked 18th in Relational Databases with 2 reviews while MySQL is ranked 6th in Relational Databases with 7 reviews. LocalDB is rated 9.0, while MySQL is rated 7.8. The top reviewer of LocalDB writes "Good for the development process, generally stable, and easy to set up". On the other hand, the top reviewer of MySQL writes "Easy to use with a straightforward setup but requires better replication". LocalDB is most compared with SQL Server, MySQL and IBM Informix, whereas MySQL is most compared with CockroachDB, IBM Db2 and Oracle Database. See our LocalDB vs. MySQL report.
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Pros
The initial setup was simple.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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The solution is free to use, which is its most valuable aspect.The solution is very simple. It's easy to use. That's the most important feature.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.

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The solution needs to create a management tool. Right now, the solution has tools for creating a local installation, but it's too simplistic. We need something that's a bit more complex so that we can extend the tools with our scripts.The ALM features can be improved, but the database by itself is reliable.

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From a user perspective, the initial setup could be simplified a bit.The replication needs improvement. It's becoming a native cloud product like Oracle DB or Cockroach DB.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.

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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.

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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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University20%
Non Tech Company8%
Mining And Metals Company8%
Software R&D Company8%
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Software R&D Company21%
Retailer13%
Comms Service Provider11%
Media Company8%
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