"This is a lightweight product that is not demanding on the resources, which is what I think gives it the edge."
"This product is a good teaching tool for students who want to learn about networked databases."
"I am totally satisfied with MySQL."
"The one interesting thing about this product is that it is open source. It comes from an open source product. MySQL has been positioned as open source, but it also provides support."
"It has a lot of features. The RDBMS, consistency, and multi-user features are valuable."
"When comparing MySQL to other solutions it is easier to use and boots up faster. Additionally, when you want to query a lot of data, MySQL is better in performance."
"The initial setup for the SQL database is not complex and it even integrates into the platform. You set up the recipe and then just follow the runbook, the build book. Then it works as long as you follow the procedures."
"One of the best features is this solution is easy to use."
"They continue to improve and are always introducing new features."
"The solution is very stable."
"The scalability is quite good."
"This solution is very reliable. The performance is great."
"It's a secure market leader."
"I am not an IT person. I am an end-user of this solution, and based on my experience, it is comfortable to work with. Everything is okay, and the data is timely available. It can also be easily integrated."
"It is one of the most reliable database systems."
"What I like most is the real application security."
"In terms of what I'd like to see in the next release, one thing that's always missing is dash boarding. There's no real BI tool for MySQL, like there is in Yellowfin and all the different tools that you get. They all have MySQL connectors, but there's no specific BI tool for MySQL. These open source projects have sprung up, but they're more general purpose."
"Oracle should start putting in some of the enterprise features in the standard feature. There are some key features that should be part of the standard."
"The product is a little bit complex and it is difficult to find sufficient documentation."
"From a user perspective, the initial setup could be simplified a bit."
"If the customer is already using or has already used Oracle for a long time they will know the look and feel and the character of this database that can fit into their business."
"The GUI interface probably can be improved. Let us say I want to see the relationships in the database. In the query analyzer, I would like to go and drop the tables and create relationships between the tables. I haven't found a feature like that in MySQL. It was a shortcoming even in SQL Server. MySQL can have more performance monitoring tools. I know Google has these tools, but within MySQL, there are not that many tools to monitor things like performance and database locking. They might be in there, and I might not be familiar enough to know where they are. I am a pretty new user of MySQL."
"On the database side, it should be really lightweight, and the data structure should be like MongoDB."
"As an open-source product, there isn't really any technical support available if you get into trouble or have issues."
"More integration, in my opinion, would be beneficial."
"The solution is not easy to use and maintain."
"Their support and price could both be improved."
"The pricing could be better."
"The monitoring system is not very user friendly and could include a graphic interface."
"It should have flexible licensing across different platforms. It has got different licensing models for Intel Power and SPARC servers."
"The connection can be slow due to the distance from the provider."
"We don't really find that any features are lacking."
Until its recent acquisition by Oracle, MySQL was possibly the most renowned open source database enterprise package that could be accessed completely for free. With the merger, the server increased both its features and its price tag, but there is still a free version available to the general community to contribute ideas and suggestions.
MySQL is a fast and relatively inexpensive database management system. It can easily integrate with a wide variety of programming languages, and it is considered to be a very reliable option. One of the most prominent features that customers seem to enjoy is the easy scalability of this system.
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MySQL is ranked 3rd in Relational Databases with 55 reviews while Oracle Database is ranked 2nd in Relational Databases with 120 reviews. MySQL is rated 8.0, while Oracle Database is rated 8.4. The top reviewer of MySQL writes "Good beginner base but it should have better support for backups". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Oracle Database writes "Gets the job done, doesn't fail, and suitable for massively scalable applications". MySQL is most compared with Firebird SQL, SAP HANA, IBM Db2 Database, Teradata and Oracle Java DB, whereas Oracle Database is most compared with SAP HANA, IBM Db2 Database, SQL Server, MariaDB and Teradata. See our MySQL vs. Oracle Database report.
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