MariaDB Competitors and Alternatives

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Emmanuel Morka
Real User
Head, Database Administrators at Ecobank Transnational Incorporated
Jul 21 2020

What is most valuable?

The solution has been around for a long time, so it's very mature. We've used various versions, from 8 to 12 c. The RDBM has a strong reputation. The solution is able to run on different types of machines, from IBM AIX to UNIX. The solution… more»

What needs improvement?

The solution can be quite expensive for small and medium-sized enterprises. Not too many companies can actually afford the pricing. The way it is designed, there are a lot of constraints on the solution. Everything doesn't just happen at… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

This solution is definitely geared towards larger enterprises. It's quite expensive.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

I've worked with other databases in the past. In terms of the ruggedness of the database, especially in relational databases, I find Oracle design very strong. I want to believe that so many of the other databases that started coming up… more»

What other advice do I have?

Currently, we're using the 12c version fo the solution and we're migrating over to the 18c version soon. We're mostly using the on-premises versions, however, we're likely to migrate over to the cloud in the future. Having used other… more»
NareshMote
Real User
Database Engineer at L Brands, Inc.
Jun 30 2020

What is most valuable?

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. The solution is also compatible with a lot of other… more»

What needs improvement?

The developers of MySQL, which are Oracle MySQL, Percona, and MariaDB, seem to not be focusing much on object-oriented replication. Basically, replication is based on a text level of replication. There is a text level replication in Oracle, that is so similar it can be implemented in MySQL, however… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

I am not sure, what the licensing costs are for the solution. From my experience, there is no straightforward cost. You can get that cost from the Oracle website about the Oracle MySQL licensing costs, however, it's not a straightforward price code for everyone. If you are an existing customer, you… more»

What other advice do I have?

We are using MySQL 5.6, 5.7, and MySQL 8.0. In terms of advice, I'd say when implementing MySQL, if a company has been using any previous relational database, like Oracle, Microsoft SQL or DB2, the easiest way to migrate from any database is from Oracle to MySQL. There'll be some challenges from… more»
Real User
DBA at a consultancy with 201-500 employees
Dec 11 2019

What is most valuable?

The solution is very useful for stock management. The solution has worked perfectly; I've never run into issues or had to reach out to technical support for troubleshooting.

What needs improvement?

I've never had any issues with the solution, so I can't think of any improvements it would need. It would be interesting if they added functionality with redundancy, reputation, and variability.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

The solution is freeware, so it doesn't cost anything to use it.

What other advice do I have?

I use this solution specifically for one database. It's a good product for little databases. We only use this solution for one project. Mostly, we're focused on MariaDB, MySQL, and PostgreSQL. I'd rate the solution five or six out of ten… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

I didn't evaluate other options. I found a recommendation for this solution online and decided to implement it.
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