PostgreSQL Competitors and Alternatives

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reviewer1252344
COO at a tech vendor with 1-10 employees
Real User
Oct 24, 2020
Cost-effective, good performance, easy to use, and the cross-platform capabilities are nice

What is our primary use case?

The primary use case is as a reporting solution, data collection, data manipulation, and similar tasks. We install MySQL on Linux and Windows machines for testing our enterprise application. We are a solution provider and this product is part of our offering to our clients.

Pros and Cons

  • "What I've been most pleased with is the cost point, performance, and ease of use."
  • "The analytics features are in need of improvement."

What other advice do I have?

My advice for anybody who is looking into implementing MySQL is to start by carefully evaluating their use cases. One of the things that we found is that MySQL didn't necessarily have all of the flexibility for JSON and XML processing at the time. I know that they've improved it, although it's not quite the same as what you see specifically in Oracle. So, the customer has to evaluate that. For straight-on basic transaction processing, it's worked out just as well with few issues from SQL Server to MySQL or from Oracle to MySQL. For my use, I'm fine with what they have. I'll be interested in…
reviewer1441761
Owner at a manufacturing company with 201-500 employees
Real User
Nov 4, 2020
Works very well, easy to set up, and scalable

What is our primary use case?

We are using MariaDB for our federation of identity system, which is used to record students, service providers, and many other things. This system uses MariaDB as a database.

Pros and Cons

  • "We use MariaDB for identity provider services. Most of the things that we are doing are deployed in the container mode. All such solutions require a database, and MariaDB is easier to use for these kinds of deployments."
  • "It would be good if they can maybe improve the mass import in the database. Currently, for importing a large number of data, we create a CSV file and upload all the things in the system. The system does not activate them by default. We have to do this manually. This may be due to the version we are using, but this is something we would like to see improved."

What other advice do I have?

I would definitely recommend this solution. It has worked very well for us so far. I have no complaints about it. I would rate MariaDB a nine out of ten.
reviewer824187
DBA at a consultancy with 201-500 employees
Real User
Top 20
Dec 11, 2019
Free to use but they need to add features such as functionality with redundancy

What is our primary use case?

We primarily use the solution for the Stonewall organization for the Department of Instruction.

Pros and Cons

  • "The solution is very useful for stock management."
  • "It would be interesting if they added functionality with redundancy, reputation, and variability."

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 for the possibilities it has currently. I'd rate it at a nine or a ten if they added more features like availability.
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