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"The most valuable features are that it's free and the documentation is good.""We use it as a data store and from that perspective, we get everything we need.""Like other databases, it has a rich set of functions, such as stored procedures and its own procedural language, which is akin to Oracle SQL. It also has trigger and cursor commands you would expect with a good database language.""The connectivity with PHP is quite good.""When comparing MySQL to other solutions it is easier to use and boots up faster. Additionally, when you want to query a lot of data, MySQL is better in performance.""What I really like about MySQL is the opportunity to search for information and organize it any way I like.""MySQL is easy to integrate. It works with just about every language.""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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"It has a programming language so anything that we require for Selenium is all available there.""The additional value of having Java inside the Oracle database is all the security that is applied to an Oracle database will be enforced on Java's stored procedures as well.""Able to write queries more efficiently and the management of data has become better and easier.""It's very clever.""The most valuable feature is automation."

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"The availability of tools could be improved in the MySQL open-source platform. They can provide more analytical tools. I haven't had any particularly difficult issues to troubleshoot on MySQL, but in the past, on Microsoft SQL Server, I had to troubleshoot some difficult issues, and better tools were in place to see what was going on in real-time on the server. So, that's the bit that is lacking on the MySQL open-source platform.""Security is a concern. MySQL could have better security features.""The manuals or documentation could be better.""MySQL could be improved by adding more automation.""There are some issues with compatibility with Java environments that need to be improved. When Oracle bought this solution there were some driver changes that caused some issues with operations.""The product is a little bit complex and it is difficult to find sufficient documentation.""The documentation is pretty weak and should be improved.""The analytics features are in need of improvement."

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"In terms of improvement, I'd like an automation tool that is lower priced. The core prices are very high.""The biggest lesson that I have learned from using Oracle products is vendor lock-in.""It'll be better if Oracle Java supports open source technologies, like Node.js.""The solution should continue to keep updating and improving the Java language.""Needs improvement in consistency issues with respect to timeframes."

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"It has a community version.""There is a license needed for this solution.""MySQL is released under an open-source license, so you have nothing to pay to use it.""There is no cost involved, no licensing fees.""The solution does not come with a licensing fee.""We're using the open-source version right now, which is free. I do see some value in some of the more enterprise functions. We're using the open-source version right now, and I was interested in the MySQL Enterprise version really for the tools that they provide, but we decided not to make the purchase.""We are using the free version of MySQL. We prefer paying for a yearly license.""We are using the free community edition of MySQL."

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"The product's pricing is very friendly, with no extra costs after the licensing fees."

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Top Answer: The fact that it is free is what appeals to me the most.
Top Answer: The price of the licensing should be cheaper. We pay a yearly subscription fee.
Top Answer: Scalability could be improved.
Top Answer: It'll be better if Oracle Java supports open source technologies, like Node.js. Many APIs can be developed in applications like Node.js, and it's a lot easier to use a programming language like… more »
Top Answer: Oracle Java DB is one of the databases we use, and we use quite a few databases. It's either Oracle or Microsoft SQL Database or MySQL. We've been doing it for many years, but all our clients work on… more »
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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.

Java DB is a relational database management system (RDBMS). Data is stored and queried via SQL or JDBC. Like other RDBMSs, Java DB can also be accessed through a persistence layer such as JPA, Hibernate, or JDO. Java objects can be stored in the columns of Java DB tables.

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Facebook, Tumblr, Scholastic, MTV Networks, Wikipedia, Verizon Wireless, Sage Group, Glassfish Open Message Queue, and RightNow Technologies.
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Top Industries
Computer Software Company21%
Manufacturing Company8%
Comms Service Provider8%
Comms Service Provider29%
Computer Software Company26%
Financial Services Firm6%
Comms Service Provider30%
Computer Software Company23%
Financial Services Firm7%
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Small Business47%
Midsize Enterprise15%
Large Enterprise38%
Small Business50%
Midsize Enterprise13%
Large Enterprise38%
Find out what your peers are saying about MySQL vs. Oracle Java DB and other solutions. Updated: November 2021.
554,873 professionals have used our research since 2012.

MySQL is ranked 3rd in Relational Databases with 52 reviews while Oracle Java DB is ranked 11th in Relational Databases with 5 reviews. MySQL is rated 7.8, while Oracle Java DB 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 Java DB writes "A relational database management system that's very clever and object-oriented". MySQL is most compared with Firebird SQL, Oracle Database, SAP HANA, IBM Db2 Database and LocalDB, whereas Oracle Java DB is most compared with SQL Server, Apache Derby, Oracle Database, SAP HANA and SingleStore DB. See our MySQL vs. Oracle Java DB report.

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