SQL Server Competitors and Alternatives

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Sam Varadarajan
Consultant
Powerbuilder Consultant at a government with 1,001-5,000 employees
Jul 27 2017

What is most valuable?

* Relational database (Although it's not 100% compliant with Standard SQL) * Performance * Open Source * Ease of setup... more»

How has it helped my organization?

Using MySQL helps to keep the costs down. With immense material available on the web, training is easy too. This is the... more»

What needs improvement?

The simplicity of the product lets people abuse it. I've seen so many people create tables and add indices in PHP code.... more»

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

This started as Open Source project under Sun. With Oracle acquiring Sun, MySQL is now owned by Oracle (not the... more»

Which solutions did we use previously?

We did not use a different solution for the applications that use MySQL. I mostly use Oracle for larger, enterprise... more»

What other advice do I have?

This is a relational database tool for small to medium sized applications. However, this didn't start as a Relational... more»
Altin Karaulli
Real User
Founder at a tech company with 51-200 employees
Mar 26 2017

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is the database core in general, of course.

How has it helped my organization?

A good DB favors a good solution and also a stable one, so less manpower is spent on buggy maintenance.

What needs improvement?

Let us say that Enterprise Manager (Web admin) is an area with room for improvement. I have seen it stop working many times. They say it is... more»

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

"We're not rich enough to buy cheap things." - English proverb.

Which solutions did we use previously?

We did not previously use a different solution. We have used it until now. We won't switch until Oracle does. :-)

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