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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.""MySQL's clustering features are very strong, and you can automate scripting, so that helps. We wrote a Terraform script and ran it.""Table partitioning is most valuable. It is easy to use.""It was easy to install.""We use the basic features of MySQL. The interface that allows us to see the parameters of the server is good.""This product is a good teaching tool for students who want to learn about networked databases.""For sure, the solution is very stable.""It's a good tool, a good database platform."

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"MemSQL supports the MySQL protocol, and many functions are similar, so the learning curve is very short."

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"The analytics features are in need of improvement.""Sometimes, not because the version is not the latest version, there are some issues with it. Sometimes there's an issue with the server which creates issues with it.""It could be a little bit simpler to use.""I did the implementation of the solution myself and I used community support. The support from the vendor costs money.""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.""It should provide better customer experiences.""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.""Scalability could be improved."

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"There should be more pipelines available because I think that if MemSQL can connect to other services, that would be great."

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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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  • "I would advise users to try the free 128GB version."
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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.

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    Sample Customers
    Facebook, Tumblr, Scholastic, MTV Networks, Wikipedia, Verizon Wireless, Sage Group, Glassfish Open Message Queue, and RightNow Technologies.
    Uber, Akamai, Dell EMC, Samsung, Comcast, Kellogg
    Top Industries
    Computer Software Company20%
    Financial Services Firm9%
    Manufacturing Company8%
    Comms Service Provider29%
    Computer Software Company23%
    Financial Services Firm7%
    Computer Software Company25%
    Comms Service Provider16%
    Financial Services Firm14%
    Manufacturing Company7%
    Company Size
    Small Business49%
    Midsize Enterprise15%
    Large Enterprise36%
    Small Business19%
    Midsize Enterprise18%
    Large Enterprise63%
    Small Business16%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise69%
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    MySQL is ranked 1st in Open Source Databases with 55 reviews while SingleStore is ranked 5th in Database as a Service with 1 review. MySQL is rated 8.0, while SingleStore is rated 10.0. 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 SingleStore writes "MySQL Big Brother with built-in data pipeline, high concurrency, and blazing fast analytical queries". MySQL is most compared with Firebird SQL, PostgreSQL, Oracle Database, MariaDB and LocalDB, whereas SingleStore is most compared with CockroachDB, Cloudera Distribution for Hadoop, SQL Server, Oracle Database and Teradata.

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