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"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.""MySQL is easy to integrate. It works with just about every language.""The initial setup for the SQL database is not complex and it even integrates into the platform. You set up the recipe and then just follow the runbook, the build book. Then it works as long as you follow the procedures.""The most valuable features are that it's free and the documentation is good.""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.""This specific version of this MySQL has been battle tested for a long time. Any issues are known issues and we pretty much don't have any problems when they're in production. So it's very stable.""MySQL gives us all of the critical features that we need in a database, but without the costs.""We use it as a data store and from that perspective, we get everything we need."

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"Able to write queries more efficiently and the management of data has become better and easier.""The additional value of having Java inside the Oracle database is all the security that is applied to an Oracle database will be enforced on Java's stored procedures as well.""It has a programming language so anything that we require for Selenium is all available there.""It's very clever.""The most valuable feature is automation."

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"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.""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.""When it comes to supporting big data, there is space to improve upon the database engines that are supported by MySQL.""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.""Its performance should be better. When we use big data, it is slow in performance. We should be able to use mirroring for improved performance.""The solution could have better integration and security features.""Security is a concern. MySQL could have better security features.""Integration is a key feature in need of improvement."

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"In terms of improvement, I'd like an automation tool that is lower priced. The core prices are very high.""It'll be better if Oracle Java supports open source technologies, like Node.js.""The solution should continue to keep updating and improving the Java language.""Needs improvement in consistency issues with respect to timeframes.""The biggest lesson that I have learned from using Oracle products is vendor lock-in."

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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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  • "The product's pricing is very friendly, with no extra costs after the licensing fees."
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    Questions from the Community
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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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    It'll be better if Oracle Java supports open source technologies, like Node.js. Many APIs can be developed in applications like Node.js, and it's a lot easier to use a programming language like… more »
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    Oracle Java DB is one of the databases we use, and we use quite a few databases. It's either Oracle or Microsoft SQL Database or MySQL. We've been doing it for many years, but all our clients work on… more »
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    Overview

    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.

    Java DB is a relational database management system (RDBMS). Data is stored and queried via SQL or JDBC. Like other RDBMSs, Java DB can also be accessed through a persistence layer such as JPA, Hibernate, or JDO. Java objects can be stored in the columns of Java DB tables.

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    MySQL is ranked 3rd in Relational Databases with 55 reviews while Oracle Java DB is ranked 10th in Relational Databases with 5 reviews. MySQL is rated 8.0, while Oracle Java DB 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 Java DB writes "A relational database management system that's very clever and object-oriented". MySQL is most compared with Firebird SQL, SAP HANA, Oracle Database, IBM Db2 Database and LocalDB, whereas Oracle Java DB is most compared with SQL Server, Apache Derby, Oracle Database, SingleStore DB and SAP HANA. See our MySQL vs. Oracle Java DB report.

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