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"We use the basic features of MySQL. The interface that allows us to see the parameters of the server is good.""Apart from the features that are in the enterprise part, we find the database to be valuable. The connectors and the backup features are valuable as well. We use the basic database. We don't really use the extra features. Our clients like the security features in the database.""I like MySQL because of its community.""It's a good tool, a good database platform.""MySQL is a popular database platform for businesses because it is extremely easy to use.""One of the most valuable features is MySQL's ability to run our email system. We use a system called Colab.""It has a lot of features. The RDBMS, consistency, and multi-user features are valuable.""MySQL is open-source. There are a lot of open-source communities trying to come up with their own patches, and to come up with their own features, which help MySQL develop faster than traditional databases like Oracle, which is closed source."

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"The solution needs to create a management tool. Right now, the solution has tools for creating a local installation, but it's too simplistic. We need something that's a bit more complex so that we can extend the tools with our scripts."

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"We require more ease of use, scalability, and high availability. These are some of the critical features that we use and look for in a product. It should be easier to manage clusters. Scalability is very important for us because our projects and concurrency requirements are quite big. We also require high availability of the server, application, and other things. It should also have more performance-based features or enhancements from the performance point of view. When we divide a database, it should be able to handle the queries very fast.""Integration is a key feature in need of improvement.""As an open-source product, there isn't really any technical support available if you get into trouble or have issues.""Rather than going in-depth about the technical features, which a technical person can directly tell, I would say that MySQL should be able to adapt to the next framework. The 5G framework means an unstructured framework. So if MySQL becomes smoother and more adaptable, it'll be easier.""Its scalability can be better. It is probably not as scalable as Oracle. I had some issues with connectors. I used it from a C++ program, and it required some work to make it run, but finally, it worked.""Stability needs improvement and the backup needs to be enhanced.""MySQL tutorials and guides could be improved. Often they are too complex for someone with no database experience to understand.""I would like to have features that allow us to jump between the cloud and our on-premises system."

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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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    One of the most valuable features is MySQL's ability to run our email system. We use a system called Colab.
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    We are using the free version of MySQL. We prefer paying for a yearly license.
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    MySQL could be improved by adding more automation. There are no additional features I would like to see that I can think of at the moment.
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    Overview
    LocalDB is a lightweight version of the SQL Server Express Database Engine that is targeted for program development. LocalDB starts on demand and runs in user mode, so there is no complex configuration.

    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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    LocalDB is ranked 11th in Relational Databases with 1 review while MySQL is ranked 3rd in Relational Databases with 55 reviews. LocalDB is rated 9.0, while MySQL is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of LocalDB writes "Good for the development process, generally stable, and easy to set up". On the other hand, the top reviewer of MySQL writes "Good beginner base but it should have better support for backups". LocalDB is most compared with SQL Server and MariaDB, whereas MySQL is most compared with Firebird SQL, SAP HANA, Oracle Database, IBM Db2 Database and SQL Server.

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