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We performed a comparison between MySQL and Oracle Database In-Memory based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

Find out in this report how the two Relational Databases Tools solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.

To learn more, read our detailed MySQL vs. Oracle Database In-Memory report (Updated: September 2022).
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"For sure, the solution is very stable.""The deployment process is pretty fast.""MySQL is a light database. It's not very complex. It's easy to develop, easy to maintain, and easy to back up and restore.""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.""The connectivity with PHP is quite good.""It is free, which is probably its most valuable feature. It is a pretty full-featured relational database. It really does everything we need it to do.""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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"Security is the most valuable feature.""The on-premise version is stable. We have different teams and resources for the server side, for admin, and for development. We can easily take care of all the services and applications.""The application development is very user-friendly.""The most valuable feature is that Database-In-Memory is more consistent and faster than traditional databases as it requires fewer CPUs to process instructions."

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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.""The solution could improve by having better performance and security.""Could use some additional JSON query support in the solution.""The technical support should be more knowledgeable and available worldwide.""On the database side, it should be really lightweight, and the data structure should be like MongoDB.""We want to continue using MySQL but it merged with Oracle and the scalage changed.""It is not as powerful as SQL Server. It can be more powerful. It is not scalable and has certain limitations, which is not the case with SQL Server.""MySQL could be improved by adding more automation."

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"Lacks sufficient integration with other tools.""Oracle should include column store or advanced query optimization so a database can be optimized by enabling analytic queries to run faster.""The pricing could be improved. It would ideal if it was more reasonable.""The query optimization and backup features should be added."

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  • "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."
  • "I am not paying, but I am not sure about the exact licensing requirements."
  • "We've never bought a commercial license. We just use the open-source community edition."
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  • "Database In-Memory is priced a bit higher than its competitors like Microsoft."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:The easy access to the data and the ability to sort the data with multiple methods are very valuable features.
    Top Answer: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. I would like to be able to sort the data easily without having… more »
    Top Answer:The application development is very user-friendly.
    Top Answer:The product is quite expensive. Organizations should be prepared for a rather high price tag. Our clients may end up moving to an open-source option to lower costs.
    Top Answer:The pricing could be improved. It would ideal if it was more reasonable. The design isn't that great. It's kind-of buggy and doesn't seem to cater to the Korean market. There seems to be issues… more »
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    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.

    Oracle Database In-Memory transparently accelerates analytics by orders of magnitude while simultaneously speeding up mixed-workload OLTP. With Oracle Database In-Memory, users get immediate answers to business questions that previously took hours.

    Oracle Database In-Memory delivers leading-edge in-memory performance without the need to restrict functionality, or accept compromises, complexity and risk. Deploying Oracle Database In-Memory with any existing Oracle Database compatible application is as easy as flipping a switch - no application changes are required. Oracle Database In-Memory is fully integrated with the Oracle Database’s renowned scale-up, scale-out, storage tiering, availability, and security technologies making it the most industrialstrength offering on the market.

    The ability to easily perform real-time data analysis together with real-time transaction processing on all existing applications enables organizations to transform into Real-Time Enterprises that quickly make data-driven decisions, respond instantly to customer demands, and continuously optimize all key processes.

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    Facebook, Tumblr, Scholastic, MTV Networks, Wikipedia, Verizon Wireless, Sage Group, Glassfish Open Message Queue, and RightNow Technologies.
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    Top Industries
    Computer Software Company20%
    Financial Services Firm9%
    Manufacturing Company8%
    Comms Service Provider23%
    Computer Software Company20%
    Financial Services Firm9%
    Financial Services Firm18%
    Computer Software Company9%
    Comms Service Provider9%
    Computer Software Company24%
    Comms Service Provider17%
    Financial Services Firm15%
    Company Size
    Small Business49%
    Midsize Enterprise15%
    Large Enterprise36%
    Small Business22%
    Midsize Enterprise15%
    Large Enterprise63%
    Small Business24%
    Midsize Enterprise18%
    Large Enterprise59%
    Small Business15%
    Midsize Enterprise13%
    Large Enterprise72%
    Buyer's Guide
    MySQL vs. Oracle Database In-Memory
    September 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about MySQL vs. Oracle Database In-Memory and other solutions. Updated: September 2022.
    635,987 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    MySQL is ranked 3rd in Relational Databases Tools with 50 reviews while Oracle Database In-Memory is ranked 14th in Relational Databases Tools with 4 reviews. MySQL is rated 8.0, while Oracle Database In-Memory is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of MySQL writes "Has a simple and user-friendly installation". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Oracle Database In-Memory writes "User friendly with a good interface but very expensive". MySQL is most compared with Firebird SQL, PostgreSQL, MariaDB, Oracle Database and SQL Server, whereas Oracle Database In-Memory is most compared with SAP HANA, Progress OpenEdge RDBMS, SQL Server, IBM Db2 Database and Exasol. See our MySQL vs. Oracle Database In-Memory report.

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