"One of the most valuable features is MySQL's ability to run our email system. We use a system called Colab."
"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."
"I like MySQL because of its community."
"MySQL gives us all of the critical features that we need in a database, but without the costs."
"The feature that I have found most valuable is its ubiquity. MySQL is everywhere, so if I need to find a developer to do things to it that I don't know, it's very easy to find someone who has expertise in it."
"I like the simplistic view of MySQL to build custom queries and things like that as compared to SQL Server, which seems more cluttered. SQL Server has a query analyzer. MySQL pretty much does the same, and performance-wise, it has less overhead for connecting to our ERP system. It seems more responsive and cleaner. With MySQL, you get what you need without any overbloating, for which Microsoft is known. That's why they have so many constant security patches for everything because there is so much stuff, which degrades performance."
"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 solution is very simple. It's easy to use. That's the most important feature."
"The ease of migration between databases."
"Oracle Database has many useful functions and features suitable for big programs and complex business models."
"Overall, from a technical perspective, the solution is very strong."
"Oracle is somewhat user-friendly, and most customization or integration with Oracle-related projects is simple."
"The database performance. We can optimise the database for authorising expenditure and other resource-heavy functions."
"All of the features offered by Oracle, more than meet the expectations."
"I like the query part and the optimization of the query to get the data. I also like its speedy recovery and stability. In the security part, the loss of data is minimal for any crashes that could happen. First of all, it might not occur, or if it happens, the recovery of the data is smoother than others."
"What I like most is the real application security."
"The solution could improve by having better performance and security."
"The solution could be more secure."
"As an open-source product, there isn't really any technical support available if you get into trouble or have issues."
"MySQL tutorials and guides could be improved. Often they are too complex for someone with no database experience to understand."
"There should be more tools to manage the on-premises version and more automation features."
"Security is a concern. MySQL could have better security features."
"I would like to have features that allow us to jump between the cloud and our on-premises system."
"MySQL could be improved by adding more automation."
"Problems can arise if there are too many requirements or a lot of details which must be applied to connect the software to the database."
"I'm in Indonesia. From what I know, Ali Cloud has already built a center in Indonesia, and Google also has a data center in Indonesia. I have heard that Amazon will also build a data center in Indonesia, and the same will be with Azure if they deal with the Indonesian government. I'm quite appreciative of what Amazon has done by deciding to have a local data center. I expect Oracle to do the same, but Oracle doesn't seem to have plans to build a data center in Indonesia. This is something that needs to be improved. Oracle should follow all the other cloud providers who see a potential market in Indonesia. It would be better for Oracle to be equal to other cloud providers and have a data center in Indonesia so they can compete. Having a local data center means that they can avoid performance issues, the latency of the network, and all the things that are related to the network for internet-based solutions. Customers in Indonesia expect a local data center."
"I can only remember that setting up Oracle Database was a pain because it uses Java."
"The initial setup should be improved."
"Needs educational content that would help the individual to be able to work in a real life situation and scenarios."
"It would be nice if creating indexes and other small, repetitive tasks could be automated."
"There is a lot that can improve in Oracle Database. For example, it could be more user-friendly and should be easier to integrate into the cloud."
"If their database encryption features could come in bytes, that would be a major improvement. They should bring the encryption model to their standard databases as well."
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 126 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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