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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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"The features that we find most valuable are Data Pump, GoldenGate, and the RMAN (Recovery Manager).""It has automatic memory management capability and large file capability.""The feature I find most valuable about this solution is the reliability.""This solution has the best performance, bar none.""Oracle enables us to handle more than a million daily transactions.""Oracle Database is fast and easy to use.""The most valuable features of this solution are the cost optimizer and partition exchanges.""I've never faced any stability issues with the product. I don't recall any bugs, glitches, or crashes. I'd say it's fairly stable and shouldn't cause anyone issues in that regard."

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

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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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"Our licensing costs are between $40,000 and $50,000 per year. Those are the costs that cover maintenance and licensing.""The pricing is something that Oracle should work on to make the product more affordable, especially to businesses in third-world countries.""It is very expensive. We pay in dollars, so the inflation and conversion cost is also there for us. They charge on a yearly basis for the license.""Its price is already low. Oracle has a competitive and cheaper price as compared to others. Oracle Cloud is cheaper than other clouds. The pricing is very competitive for Oracle Cloud to be in the market. Their pricing makes customers interested in using this product even though Oracle doesn't have a local data center at this moment.""They are pricing themselves out of the market.""It is expensive.""It's expensive. I would say that it is more expensive than other competing products.""It's not cheap, but sometimes, you get what you pay for."

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Questions from the Community
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 »
Top Answer: What it would compare it to, from my point of view would be, Microsoft SQL Studio. I find the Microsoft solution a bit better. But mostly in terms of the UI layout, I would say. I just find it a… more »
Top Answer: Yes, you can. The tech product will stay the same, what you need is to become an ISV (Independent Software vendor) Partner in the Oracle Partner Program, and negotiate an ESL (Embedded Software… more »
Top Answer: Per all previous posts "it depends". Platform, type of use and ability to be stable for the work-load are the concerns. Finding Oracle skills vs DB2 skills in the mainframe world is an area where… more »
Top Answer: If what you mean by "cloud-native" is "managed" or "as a service", then Oracle database with replication, the turnkey solution right now is Amazon RDS using Oracle. However, replication is not using… more »
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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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Find out what your peers are saying about MySQL vs. Oracle Database and other solutions. Updated: January 2021.
455,962 professionals have used our research since 2012.

MySQL is ranked 3rd in Relational Databases with 19 reviews while Oracle Database is ranked 2nd in Relational Databases with 33 reviews. MySQL is rated 7.8, 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 "Very robust, ideal for companies that need mission-critical databases, and extremely mature". MySQL is most compared with Firebird SQL, CockroachDB, SAP HANA, IBM Db2 Database and LocalDB, whereas Oracle Database is most compared with SQL Server, IBM Db2 Database, SAP HANA, Tibero and Teradata. See our MySQL vs. Oracle Database report.

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