Abdulla PathanTechnology Competency and Solution Head at LearningMate
Martin KlierSenior Database Consultant at Performing Databases
We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"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."
"Normally, every database server uses hard disks. In-Memory has a feature, apart from their database, which is very good. When we start our server, all your data needs loading memory. We can use that. It's a very good feature. I think they added this feature in 2019. We can mount memory in the partition, create partitions in there, and create table space from that spot to share. It's a really good feature. We use it a lot."
"The solution is very fast."
"The scalability of the solution is very good. It's able to support large amounts of data."
"The most valuable aspects of this solution are the fast caching and improved performance to the database"
"The application development is very user-friendly."
"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."
"We use some partitions in In-Memory. We have a very large table and a low dose. It is very expensive in data to load all of them into In-Memory. It takes up more memory slots in the server, as well as a lot of RAM. We use last partitions on the table. We always need to create a script and make a schedule that can load a last partition in In-Memory. Oracle doesn't have features to do this automatically. I would like them to allow us to load last partitions, as well as other table partitions, in In-Memory. I think a good feature would do that automatically, letting you see a table, load a large partition, and monitor loading memory. It's quite a good feature."
"The solution is quite expensive."
"Technical support is below our expectations currently. It could be improved."
"They should lower the price. My customers think that it's too expensive."
"The pricing could be improved. It would ideal if it was more reasonable."
"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."
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 In-Memory transparently accelerates analytics by orders of magnitude while simultaneously speeding up mixed-workload OLTP. With Oracle Database In-Memory, users get immediate answers to business questions that previously took hours.
Oracle Database In-Memory delivers leading-edge in-memory performance without the need to restrict functionality, or accept compromises, complexity and risk. Deploying Oracle Database In-Memory with any existing Oracle Database compatible application is as easy as flipping a switch - no application changes are required. Oracle Database In-Memory is fully integrated with the Oracle Database’s renowned scale-up, scale-out, storage tiering, availability, and security technologies making it the most industrialstrength offering on the market.
The ability to easily perform real-time data analysis together with real-time transaction processing on all existing applications enables organizations to transform into Real-Time Enterprises that quickly make data-driven decisions, respond instantly to customer demands, and continuously optimize all key processes.
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MySQL is ranked 3rd in Relational Databases with 37 reviews while Oracle Database In-Memory is ranked 9th in Relational Databases with 6 reviews. MySQL is rated 7.8, while Oracle Database In-Memory is rated 8.4. 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 In-Memory writes "Easy to deploy and has good performance". MySQL is most compared with Firebird SQL, Oracle Database, SAP HANA, IBM Db2 Database and PostgreSQL, whereas Oracle Database In-Memory is most compared with SAP HANA, SQL Server, Progress OpenEdge RDBMS, Exasol and SingleStore DB. See our MySQL vs. Oracle Database In-Memory report.
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