Compare MySQL vs. Oracle Database

MySQL is ranked 6th in Relational Databases with 8 reviews while Oracle Database is ranked 1st in Relational Databases with 16 reviews. MySQL is rated 7.4, while Oracle Database is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of MySQL writes "Good beginner base but it should have better support for backups". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Oracle Database writes "Enables us to combine all the sophisticated architectures in the market". MySQL is most compared with CockroachDB, IBM Db2 and Oracle Database, whereas Oracle Database is most compared with IBM Db2, SQL Server and Tibero. See our MySQL vs. Oracle Database report.
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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.The initial setup was pretty straightforward. I would have worked with our IT team in terms of the initial setup.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.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 most valuable features of this solution are the cost optimizer and partition exchanges.Oracle Database is fast and easy to use.Oracle enables us to handle more than a million daily transactions.This solution has the best performance, bar none.The feature I find most valuable about this solution is the reliability.It has automatic memory management capability and large file capability.The features that we find most valuable are Data Pump, GoldenGate, and the RMAN (Recovery Manager).We use the relational databases for government contracts.

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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.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.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.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.

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The cost of this solution needs to be improved.Cheap and easy solutions for startups need to be made available.The price tag is very high and most cannot afford it.The documentation needs improvement because as it is now, providing support is a headache.The product is very expensive.The Oracle Database could improve on integration with other infrastructure systems like Active Directory.This product would be improved with Support Services for more production access.It is expensive.

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It is an excellent product, as long as the organization can afford the price tag.The price is very expensive for the support.The main issue where I feel that Oracle still has a problem is with the licensing. Licensing is still expensive and the reason why today most startups use other, cheaper databases. Those other databases are much less sophisticated than Oracle.

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Overview

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.

Oracle Database 12c introduces a new multitenant architecture that makes it easy to consolidate many databases quickly and manage them as a cloud service. Oracle Database 12c also includes in-memory data processing capabilities for breakthrough analytical performance. Additional database innovations deliver new levels of efficiency, performance, security, and availability. Oracle Database 12c comes in two editions to fit your business needs and budget: Enterprise Edition and Standard Edition 2.

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Non Tech Company7%
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Software R&D Company23%
K 12 Educational Company Or School11%
Comms Service Provider11%
Retailer9%
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Software R&D Company12%
Government11%
Comms Service Provider8%
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Software R&D Company39%
Comms Service Provider14%
K 12 Educational Company Or School7%
Government7%
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