Compare MySQL vs. Teradata

MySQL is ranked 4th in Relational Databases with 14 reviews while Teradata is ranked 3rd in Relational Databases with 12 reviews. MySQL is rated 8.2, while Teradata is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of MySQL writes "Offers a simple DBMS solution with a very low hardware footprint. Only one of the engines supports ACID transaction control". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Teradata writes "Cuts time to process huge amounts of data with efficient analytical queries". MySQL is most compared with CockroachDB, Firebird SQL and IBM Db2, whereas Teradata is most compared with SQL Server, Oracle Exadata and Amazon Redshift. See our MySQL vs. Teradata report.
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Pros
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.Support for enterprise-grade features like clustering, master-slave replication, even Sharding (to some extent) which is an advanced feature.​The most valuable feature of MySQL is the informative error outputs of command line interface.​​We use MySQL for enterprise data storage as well as part of the back-end of websites and web applications.​Setup is easy. MySQL of various flavours has community editions to easily test, deploy, and run.​A lot of the software components have been trialed and tested for often more than 10 years.

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The most valuable features are the Shared-nothing architecture and data protection functionality.The feature that we find most valuable is its ability to perform Massive Parallel Processing.It handles large amounts of information with a linear performance increase, in relation to a HW investment.It has a solid set of tools and consulting services.It has massive parallel processing ability to do large amounts of concurrent querying.It has given our business the ability to gain insights into the data and create data labs for analysis and PoCs.Cuts time to process huge amounts of data with efficient analytical queries.A conventional and easily defined way to build a data warehouse or a layer of data marts.

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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.I feel that some tools which make it easier to create queries or make it easier for other functions would be really interesting to see.Some problems with big table operations, and a struggle to keep the servers responding in peak situations.It would be helpful if there were a graphical user interface to administer, configure, and tune it.If it had something similar to Microsoft’s DTS engine then it would be the best database system out there.​MySQL needs improvements on its diagnostic features.​​MySQL is not easily scalable on cost effective consumer grade hardware.​

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The user interface needs to be improved.I would like to see an improved Knowledge Base on the web.It needs a teaching web site with more training on third-party tools used for BI.We tried to use case Teradata for a data warehouse system, but we had some problems in relation to the Teradata system, CDC tools, and source databases. We were unable to transfer data from HPE Integrity mainframe to Teradata.There is a need to improve performance in high transaction processes, as well as the reporting system.Query language and its functionality are rather limited, compared to Oracle or even SQL Server. However, it is possible to perform any kind of logic in it (though some workarounds may be required).Data ingestion is done via external utilities and not by the query language itself. It would be more convenient to have that functionality within its SQL dialect.Needs compatibility with more Big Data platforms.

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Pricing and Cost Advice
Can range from free to quite expensive, depending on the environments and requirements, so better to really set goals ahead of setting it up.MySQL Enterprise Support is not cheap, though might still be cheaper than Oracle or SQL Server. They may not have local support depending on where you’re based, but there are many smaller agencies out there that will readily provide support. You’ll need to spend some time looking around.​Enterprise editions and support are definitely needed for the heavy users who need direct support. ​When you know the setup will continue to grow, make sure you have the paid support.

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The price needs to be more competitive as Hadoop, Redshift, Snowflake, etc are constantly making way into EDW space.We are looking for a more flexible cost model for the next version that we use, whether it be cloud or on-premise.Price is quite high, so if it is really possible to use other solutions (e.g. you do not have strict requirements for performance and huge data volumes), it might be better to look at alternatives from the RDBMS world.Teradata is expensive but gives value for money, especially if you don't want to move your data to the cloud.It is still a very expensive solution. While I very much like the pure technological supremacy of the software itself, I believe Teradata as a company needs to become more affordable. They are already losing the market to more flexible or cheaper competitors.

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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.

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