MySQL Pricing and License Cost

Gaston Nusimovich
Software Architect at a tech consulting company with 51-200 employees
With no licensing fees, the business opportunity is great for both the customer and an ISV like my company. This is the case, as long as you use these tools for non-critical solutions. View full review »
Muhammad Nurazhan Moin
Senior Web Manager at a university with 501-1,000 employees
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. View full review »
ctsanders
Partner at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
I would suggest testing MariaDB before jumping in. This will give the user the ability to test the DB before using it. It is very easy to set up. MariaDB is free, and licensing is based on GNU. View full review »
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Lucas Holt
Senior Application Programmer/Analyst, Team Lead at a university with 10,001+ employees
There are tuning and monitoring benefits for people who purchase MySQL rather than using the free version. View full review »
it_user208659
QA Lead at a logistics company with 1,001-5,000 employees
I'm not sure about pricing, I don't deal with the pricing. It's an organization decision. View full review »
Tomas Dalebjörk
Information Technology Technician at a tech vendor with 51-200 employees
Be sure to take backups of the solution, as this will check that the blocks are okay. We decided to use "DB Protection for MySQL" as it has options to perform block level incremental forever, and integrates well with Spectrum Protect. View full review »
Zeger Knops
Head of Business Technology at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
When you know the setup will continue to grow, make sure you have the paid support. View full review »
Jean-Marie Renouard
Open Source Database Consultant
Don't use the license version. Open source is enough. View full review »
Abhishek Ghosh
Director at RC Ghosh Group of Companies
Enterprise editions and support are definitely needed for the heavy users who need direct support. View full review »
Miguel Araújo
IT Manager
Can range from free to quite expensive, depending on the environments and requirements, so better to really set goals ahead of setting it up. View full review »
Haim Tzadok
Co-Founder/CEO at Grigale LTD
Depends on the customer's needs. View full review »
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