Oracle MySQL Cloud Service 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»
Real User
Certified Adjunct Faculty, School of Engineering and Computing at a university with 1,001-5,000 employees
Jul 27 2020

What is most valuable?

The most valuable aspect of the solution is that the metadata is just generalized. Metadata is the way that data is described both for technical aspects of building a database and for the user… more»

What needs improvement?

The server itself doesn't need much improvement. The product overall would benefit from the addition of better tutorials to help master the skills necessary to actually build a project database. Right… more»

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

I, unfortunately, do not handle licensing, so I don't know what the costs are for the product.

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

Previous to my position at the university, I worked both as an employee and a consultant and was very much involved with Oracle as a database for years, going back to 1997 and until about 2010.

What other advice do I have?

In August of last summer, we updated to the latest version of the solution. At least, at that time, it was the latest version. What the school does in its academics is make a minimum training… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

MySQL as a database is sufficient for the scale of the projects that I've been talking about for ht purposes we have currently. PostgreSQL, which I do not personally know very well, is something else… 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»
SumitGadgilwar
Real User
Solution Architect at ixtel
Dec 23 2019

What is most valuable?

The warehouse is the solution's most valuable aspect. The solution is very fast.

What needs improvement?

I'm not sure about the improvements needed in the solution. The solution is quite expensive.

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

Oracle is a costly product.

What other advice do I have?

We use the on-premises deployment model. I'd advise others to look at the solution, but to be mindful as it is costly. Whether it is right for a company or not depends on the requirements. If they have the budget, they should go for Oracle… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Choosing this solution was the choice of the database administrator. I didn't participate in the process, so I'm not sure what was used before of if other solutions were evaluated.
Paresh Nayak
Real User
Oracle Cloud Infra Architect at Sterlite Technologies Ltd
May 26 2020

What is most valuable?

The initial setup and deployment are simple.

What needs improvement?

We are looking for more features to support distributed high availability and geo-partitioning.

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

We use a combination of cloud-based and on-premises databases. On-premises we have Oracle and SQL Server. Our cloud-native databases are PostgreSQL and MySQL. PostgreSQL is quite similar to Oracle but CockroachDB is still evolving.

What other advice do I have?

At this point, I have not used this product enough to fully rate it on all of the features. In three or four months' time, I will have a better idea and understanding of it. I would rate this solution a six out of ten.
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