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Pros
"It helps us in detecting all kinds of problems in the code, such as bad quality, unclear code, or any violation in the code or best practices.""Firebird SQL is an open-source solution and can run on most operating systems, such as Linux, Unix, and Windows.""I can deploy it on Linux, Mac OS, and Windows — it's very easy."

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"The solution is free to use, which is its most valuable aspect.""One of the best features is this solution is easy to use.""The fact that it is free is what appeals to me the most.""However, it is easy to scale MySQL using the functions provided with the product.""MySQL's clustering features are very strong, and you can automate scripting, so that helps. We wrote a Terraform script and ran it.""MySQL gives us all of the critical features that we need in a database, but without the costs.""Table partitioning is most valuable. It is easy to use.""Like other databases, it has a rich set of functions, such as stored procedures and its own procedural language, which is akin to Oracle SQL. It also has trigger and cursor commands you would expect with a good database language."

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Cons
"The solution could improve by providing partitioning and encryption. It is not at the higher level of database solution but it could be with some upgrades.""It would be good to have more automation and integration with the tools from other vendors.""In the next release, it should support JSON, XML, and replication with third-party tools."

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"We want high availability and replication features, which are currently missing in this solution. It would be great if they can provide an in-built replication feature, similar to Oracle RAC, in MySQL.""Could use some additional JSON query support in the solution.""Integration is a key feature in need of improvement.""It can have better monitoring. In addition, the enterprise manager should be able to cater to more than one virtual machine. Currently, you need one license per server. It seems a bit too much to get one license for one enterprise manager. I hope the enterprise manager for MySQL can accommodate more virtual machines for MySQL.""The solution could have better integration and security features.""Stability needs improvement and the backup needs to be enhanced.""The replication needs improvement. It's becoming a native cloud product like Oracle DB or Cockroach DB.""The product is a little bit complex and it is difficult to find sufficient documentation."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "It is okay."
  • "There is a yearly maintenance fee for the use of the solution."
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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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    PostgreSQL was designed in a way that provides you with not only a high degree of flexibility but also offers you a cheap and easy-to-use solution. It gives you the ability to redesign and audit your… more »
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    I can deploy it on Linux, Mac OS, and Windows — it's very easy.
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    There aren't a lot of people using this solution — it's not very popular in the marketplace. It's been around for 21 years, but not many people have heard of it. In the next release, it should support… more »
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    MySQL has cross-platform support for multiple operating systems. The backups on a Linux machine can be restored on a Windows machine, and vice versa.
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    MySQL is free open-source software. This is the most valuable aspect for any company.
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    Improvements are required in character set support, scalability, and big data sets. There is a lack of advanced features such as SQLServer, PostgreSQL, etc. I would like to see minimum reporting… more »
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    Overview
    Firebird is an open source SQL relational database management system that runs on Linux, Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X and a variety of Unix.

    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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    Elekt Labs, Streamsoft, wobe-systems GmbH, DRB Systems, Moscow City Hospital #31
    Facebook, Tumblr, Scholastic, MTV Networks, Wikipedia, Verizon Wireless, Sage Group, Glassfish Open Message Queue, and RightNow Technologies.
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    Comms Service Provider55%
    Computer Software Company12%
    Government6%
    Financial Services Firm4%
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    Computer Software Company21%
    University10%
    Comms Service Provider8%
    Manufacturing Company8%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider30%
    Computer Software Company26%
    Financial Services Firm6%
    Government5%
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    Small Business48%
    Midsize Enterprise15%
    Large Enterprise38%
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    Firebird SQL is ranked 4th in Open Source Databases with 3 reviews while MySQL is ranked 1st in Open Source Databases with 55 reviews. Firebird SQL is rated 8.0, while MySQL is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Firebird SQL writes "Overall a good product that helps us in detecting all kinds of problems in the code". On the other hand, the top reviewer of MySQL writes "Good beginner base but it should have better support for backups". Firebird SQL is most compared with PostgreSQL, MariaDB, SQLite and Oracle MySQL Cloud Service, whereas MySQL is most compared with SAP HANA, Oracle Database, IBM Db2 Database, Teradata and Oracle Java DB. See our Firebird SQL vs. MySQL report.

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