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Find out what your peers are saying about MySQL vs. Teradata and other solutions. Updated: November 2021.
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"The solution is a small application and is very easy to deploy.""It is easy to use. It is simple to implement, which makes it suitable for our projects because we have deadlines. MySQL is also open-source, which is another plus point.""Table partitioning is most valuable. It is easy to use.""MySQL is easy to integrate. It works with just about every language.""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.""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.""What I've been most pleased with is the cost point, performance, and ease of use.""The replication feature is the most valuable. We are replicating our servers."

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"I like this solution's ease of design and the fact that its performance is quite good. It is stable as well.""The functionality of the solution is excellent.""Teradata has good performance, the response times are very fast. Overall the solution is easy to use. When we do the transformation, we have all of our staging and aggregation data available.""The performance is great, we are able to query our data in one operation.""It's a pre-configured appliance that requires very little in terms of setting-up.""The flexibility in design is very good."

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"The product is a little bit complex and it is difficult to find sufficient documentation.""There should be more tools to manage the on-premises version and more automation features.""Could use some additional JSON query support in the solution.""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.""The solution could have better integration and security features.""On the database side, it should be really lightweight, and the data structure should be like MongoDB.""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."

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"Teradata should focus on functionality for building predictive models because, in that regard, it can definitely improve.""The scalability could be better. The on-premises solution is always more complicated to scale.""I'm not sure about the unstructured data management capabilities. It could be improved.""It could use some more advanced analytics relating to structured and semi-structured data.""I would like to see more integration with many different types of data.""The solution is stable. However, there are times when we are using large amounts of data and we can see some latency issues."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"It's an open-source database management system that can be used free of charge.""The solution does not come with a licensing fee.""I am using the Community Edition, which is available free of charge.""There is a license for this solution. A lot of the time the solution gets bundled with other hardware or software purchases.""We do have a couple of clients who choose to use the paid, enterprise version of the solution and who take full advantage of it.""It is open-source.""We are using the free version of MySQL. We prefer paying for a yearly license.""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."

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"The price of the solution could be reduced, it is expensive.""The price of Teradata is on the higher side, and I think that it where they lose out on some of their business.""The solution requires a license."

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Questions from the Community
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: Teradata has good performance, the response times are very fast. Overall the solution is easy to use. When we do the transformation, we have all of our staging and aggregation data available.
Top Answer: Teradata could improve by providing better training. For example, Oracle provides good overall training. It is not easy to find information on the internet.
Top Answer: We use Teradata in our data warehouse and we extract data. We have a data department that uses many tools for data extractions.
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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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Sample Customers
Facebook, Tumblr, Scholastic, MTV Networks, Wikipedia, Verizon Wireless, Sage Group, Glassfish Open Message Queue, and RightNow Technologies.
Top Industries
Computer Software Company21%
Comms Service Provider8%
Manufacturing Company8%
Comms Service Provider29%
Computer Software Company26%
Financial Services Firm6%
Comms Service Provider31%
Energy/Utilities Company15%
Computer Software Company15%
Financial Services Firm8%
Computer Software Company31%
Comms Service Provider15%
Financial Services Firm12%
Energy/Utilities Company5%
Company Size
Small Business47%
Midsize Enterprise15%
Large Enterprise38%
Small Business29%
Midsize Enterprise11%
Large Enterprise61%
Find out what your peers are saying about MySQL vs. Teradata and other solutions. Updated: November 2021.
554,529 professionals have used our research since 2012.

MySQL is ranked 3rd in Relational Databases with 52 reviews while Teradata is ranked 6th in Relational Databases with 6 reviews. MySQL is rated 7.8, while Teradata 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 Teradata writes "Good performance, flexible, easy to tune queries, and scales well". MySQL is most compared with Firebird SQL, Oracle Database, SAP HANA, IBM Db2 Database and LocalDB, whereas Teradata is most compared with Oracle Exadata, Snowflake, SQL Server, Amazon Redshift and Apache Hadoop. See our MySQL vs. Teradata report.

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