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"I use CockroachDB to test big data samples and to create the best structure for databases. We have four users and required 10 people for deployment and maintenance."

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"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.""The connectivity with PHP is quite good.""MySQL is a popular database platform for businesses because it is extremely easy to use.""It is easy to use. It is simple to implement, which makes it suitable for our projects because we have deadlines. MySQL is also open-source, which is another plus point.""Table partitioning is most valuable. It is easy to use.""One of the most valuable features is MySQL's ability to run our email system. We use a system called Colab.""However, it is easy to scale MySQL using the functions provided with the product.""The solution is easy to use."

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"Cockroach does not support all types of protocols. I need to improve it myself to support a CouchDB on my network."

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"Sometimes, I get lost in the toggles and buttons, and a better visual design would be nice. The layout is not user-friendly or efficient.""Stability needs improvement and the backup needs to be enhanced.""We want to continue using MySQL but it merged with Oracle and the scalage changed.""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.""On the database side, it should be really lightweight, and the data structure should be like MongoDB.""It isn't as reliable as an SQL Server.""MySQL tutorials and guides could be improved. Often they are too complex for someone with no database experience to understand.""The solution could be more secure."

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  • "I am using the Community Edition, which is available free of charge."
  • "This is an open-source product that can be used free of charge."
  • "It's an open-source database management system that can be used free of charge."
  • "Microsoft licensing for SQL Server is probably ten times more expensive. I used to work for the government, and I remember when we were looking into upgrading to the enterprise version of SQL Server 2019, the licensing was going to cost 350,000. To get the equivalent in the cloud, it was going to be about four grand to get the same processing power and everything else. With MySQL, it was going to be about 300 for the same licensing. Cost-wise, for sure, there is a huge difference. Would you prefer to pay 300 a month or 3,000 to have the same amount of data resources? You might lose a few options that you need, but it isn't worth the price difference."
  • "This product has a good price point."
  • "There is a licensing cost because we are going for a proprietary product. There are some other versions for which there is no licensing cost."
  • "It has a community version."
  • "It is open-source."
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    Top Answer:The easy access to the data and the ability to sort the data with multiple methods are very valuable features.
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    Overview

    CockroachDB is a distributed SQL database built on a transactional and strongly-consistent key-value store. It scales horizontally; survives disk, machine, rack, and even datacenter failures with minimal latency disruption and no manual intervention; supports strongly-consistent ACID transactions; and provides a familiar SQL API for structuring, manipulating, and querying data.

    CockroachDB is inspired by Google’s Spanner and F1 technologies, and it’s completely open source.

    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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    Sample Customers
    Baidu, Kindred, Tierion, Heroic Labs, Gorgias
    Facebook, Tumblr, Scholastic, MTV Networks, Wikipedia, Verizon Wireless, Sage Group, Glassfish Open Message Queue, and RightNow Technologies.
    Top Industries
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    Financial Services Firm24%
    Computer Software Company20%
    Comms Service Provider19%
    Media Company6%
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    Computer Software Company20%
    University9%
    Financial Services Firm9%
    Manufacturing Company8%
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    Computer Software Company23%
    Financial Services Firm6%
    Government5%
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    Small Business15%
    Midsize Enterprise13%
    Large Enterprise71%
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    Small Business49%
    Midsize Enterprise15%
    Large Enterprise36%
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    Small Business19%
    Midsize Enterprise18%
    Large Enterprise63%
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    CockroachDB is ranked 9th in Relational Databases with 1 review while MySQL is ranked 3rd in Relational Databases with 55 reviews. CockroachDB is rated 9.0, while MySQL is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of CockroachDB writes "Distributed database solution used to sample big data sets and structure databases". On the other hand, the top reviewer of MySQL writes "Good beginner base but it should have better support for backups". CockroachDB is most compared with Citus Data, Oracle Database, SQL Server, SingleStore and MariaDB, whereas MySQL is most compared with Firebird SQL, PostgreSQL, MariaDB, Oracle Database and IBM Informix.

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