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"I am using the Community Edition, which is available free of charge.""The solution does not come with a licensing fee.""For the on-premise version, no license is required.""This product has a good price point.""I use the open-source free community version.""It's an open-source database management system that can be used free of charge.""We've never bought a commercial license. We just use the open-source community edition.""MySQL is released under an open-source license, so you have nothing to pay to use it."

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Top Answer: The price of the licensing should be cheaper. We pay a yearly subscription fee.
Top Answer: Scalability could be improved.
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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.

Percona Server for MySQL is a free, fully compatible, enhanced, open source drop-in replacement for MySQL that provides good performance, scalability and instrumentation. With over 3,000,000 downloads, Percona Server for MySQL's self-tuning algorithms and support for extremely high-performance hardware delivers excellent performance and reliability.
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Sample Customers
Facebook, Tumblr, Scholastic, MTV Networks, Wikipedia, Verizon Wireless, Sage Group, Glassfish Open Message Queue, and RightNow Technologies.
Pricefalls Marketplace, Micpoint, Rent the Runway, Transmart, Wattpad, Singular Group, Invoca, 3E
Top Industries
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Computer Software Company21%
University10%
Comms Service Provider8%
Manufacturing Company8%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider29%
Computer Software Company25%
Financial Services Firm6%
Government5%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider38%
Computer Software Company26%
Financial Services Firm9%
Media Company4%
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Small Business47%
Midsize Enterprise15%
Large Enterprise38%
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MySQL is ranked 1st in Open Source Databases with 50 reviews while Percona Server is ranked 8th in Open Source Databases. MySQL is rated 7.8, while Percona Server is rated 0.0. The top reviewer of MySQL writes "Good beginner base but it should have better support for backups". On the other hand, MySQL is most compared with Firebird SQL, Oracle Database, SAP HANA, IBM Db2 Database and PostgreSQL, whereas Percona Server is most compared with PostgreSQL, MariaDB, EDB Postgres Advanced Server and Oracle MySQL Cloud Service.

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