MySQL Alternatives and Competitors

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Consultant
SAP Consultant at a construction company with 501-1,000 employees
Jul 30 2019

What is most valuable?

This solution is very fast.

What needs improvement?

The backup solution and time machine should be more accurate, reliable, and comfortable to use. The inclusion of a well-performing Time Machine is vital. If the interface were more comfortable and easy to use then it would be excellent. Sometimes, an incorrect request is taken to production and it… more»

What other advice do I have?

We do not use the HANA features, for example, embedded scripts. This is something that we may use in the future. My advice to anybody looking to implement a relational database is to use Oracle, rather than HANA. HANA consultants are very rare and therefore costly. My testing has also shown that… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

I have more than nineteen years of experience with the Oracle database, from version 7.2 through to RAC. I know the administration, as well as backup and recovery very well. There are not many differences between Oracle and HANA. As an example, for transactional purposes, it is very similar to… 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.
Giancarlo Nocerino
Consultant
Consultant at a tech services company
Aug 28 2019

What is most valuable?

The scalability and availability of this solution are the most valuable features. It is a very stable product.

What needs improvement?

I don't have a general opinion about how they can improve this product. The performance could be improved.

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

We previously used Oracle, Microsoft SQL Server, and MySQL which is an open-source database.

What other advice do I have?

I would definitely recommend this solution to somebody considering it. I would advise that if you are looking to install it, you should have internal competence and internal skill, don't only use external support that is provided by IBM. You should have internal knowledge and competency for Db2… more»
Real User
Technical Lead Project Manager at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Jan 08 2020

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is that it is a database.

What needs improvement?

Performance with databases is always the same, we always want more. Stability needs to be improved. If you are creating a class test, modern machinery or working with the databases, it's always a little bit difficult to configure and keep… more»

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

It's an open-source solution.

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

Previously we worked with MySQL.

What other advice do I have?

I am an IT engineer. I am always researching the best solutions for our clients. I work mainly with open-source solutions, such as Liferay and WordPress. Before this product was called MariaDB it was called MySQL. I would say that for most… more»
PatrickKuria
Real User
Enterprise Systems Engineer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Sep 23 2019

What do you think of Oracle Multitenant?

What is our primary use case?

We are a solution provider, and we have implemented this solution for our customers. One of the use cases is in a banking institution, with an on-premises deployment.

What is most valuable?

The most valuable features are the speed and ease of use. This solution has more features, for example in security, than competing products.

What needs improvement?

The user interface for this solution can be made better. This solution is a little bit pricey. It costs a lot of money.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using this solution for approximately four months.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

This is a stable solution.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

This solution is scalable.

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