Percona Server Competitors and Alternatives

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Patryk Golabek
Real User
CTO/Software Architect at Translucent Computing Inc
Mar 08 2020

What is most valuable?

I treat these products kind of as a throwaway versus what a DBA would be. From an organizational point of view, it's difficult to actually define the most valuable features because we have so many different databases. For some of them, Postgres for example, which uses MySQL, is just personal… more»

What needs improvement?

As for what can be improved, right now we don't use the MySQL cluster. There is a MySQL cluster that you can run in a standalone mode, like a single database or you can do it in a cluster master-slave implementation. The cluster is not the best when it comes to MySQL. That's why we switched to… more»

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

So we jumped from version 5.6 to 5.7. That's not the latest version. The latest version is 5.8. We didn't move to eight for the simple reason that there's lots of code-based on 5.7 and there's no incentive for us to change right now. So a lot in the industry have not migrated to version eight yet… more»

What other advice do I have?

The biggest lesson I would tell others is regarding the backups. Once you start doing it yourself, backing up becomes a thing. When we sign up the clients, we'll give them a set amount of backups daily and we always give them a little verbiage about how much data can be lost if the thing goes down… more»
Michael Kim
Real User
Chief Technology Officer at Feelway, Inc.
May 05 2020

What needs improvement?

I would like to see more compatibility going forward. This would help if there is a need to change databases. E.g., if I change from MySQL 5.7 to another database, then MySQL could be the master database and this could database could be the slave. The replication capability is very important.

What other advice do I have?

MariaBD is good. It is almost perfect. I would recommend it. I would rate this product as a nine (out of 10).

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We have recently upgraded to change our database and our production database is now MySQL 5.7. If someone wants to use memory based data, then MySQL is better than MariaDB. We are using MySQL but MariaDB can solve things better than MySQL. Maria DB has better performance than MySQL. Sometimes Percona is better.
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