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MySQL is free open-source software. This is the most valuable aspect for any company.
We are using the free version of MySQL. We prefer paying for a yearly license.
While I was not involved in those projects over the past year, we do have a couple of clients who choose to use the paid, enterprise version of the solution and who take full advantage of it.
The price of the licensing should be cheaper. We pay a yearly subscription fee.
We get the standard packages, but mostly MySQL is freeware. You pay for a license to get the upgrades. We pay for an enterprise license if that is required, but that's not in every case. It depends.
We're using the open-source version right now, which is free. I do see some value in some of the more enterprise functions. We're using the open-source version right now, and I was interested in the MySQL Enterprise version really for the tools that they provide, but we decided not to make the purchase.
There is no licensing fee.
The solution does not come with a licensing fee.
The solution is open-source and free to use. We have the community edition. We don't have to pay to use it right now.
There is not a license required for this solution.
We use the community edition. There is no cost involved, no licensing fees.
There is a license for this solution. A lot of the time the solution gets bundled with other hardware or software purchases.
For the on-premise version, no license is required.
The solution is absolutely free to use. It's one of the reasons we've chosen it.
MySQL is free.
I have never used the enterprise level of MySQL. I use the open-source free community version. I am sure that the Enterprise version of MySQL is cheaper than Microsoft SQL Server, or IBM and Oracle. It's cheaper than other tools.
It is open-source.
It has a community version.
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.
Pricing depends on the size of your business. For an individual to SME sized business the MySQL solution should be adequate for your needs. Setup costs are minimal.
This product has a good price point.
In terms of license cost, I think the one that we are selling for MySQL is not a perpetual license like we are selling for the Oracle database. The Oracle database license we are selling is on a perpetual basis. MySQL has that too, but for MySQL we are selling only the support. That means that the subscription we are selling for one year consists of software support for MySQL. That's the difference between Oracle and MySQL.
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.
It's an open-source database management system that can be used free of charge.
This is an open-source product that can be used free of charge.
I am using the Community Edition, which is available free of charge.
I am not sure, what the licensing costs are for the solution. From my experience, there is no straightforward cost. You can get that cost from the Oracle website about the Oracle MySQL licensing costs, however, it's not a straightforward price code for everyone. If you are an existing customer, you can negotiate and you can get a better quote. The pricing on the website may be for new customers. That said, you can still negotiate. The same is true for Percona and MariaDB as well.
So we jumped from version 5.6 to 5.7. That's not the latest version. The latest version is 5.8. We didn't move to eight for the simple reason that there's lots of code-based on 5.7 and there's no incentive for us to change right now. So a lot in the industry have not migrated to version eight yet. Oracle is having difficulty committing people to actually go with that version right now. MySQL has been battle-tested for years and years. So people were comfortable from 5.6 to 5.7. It wasn't just a minor change, it was actually a major change in terms of the databases. Now, once Oracle started managing MySQL, they didn't do a good enough job. That's when MariaDB was invented when they jumped from version five to eight. There wasn't enough confidence in that. Because there's so much time invested in it. Because MySQL is not just MySQL, they give it in a cluster mode, when you have huge databases with lots of master-slave nodes. So it's just not a trigger for a DBA to move to a new version that hasn't been battle-tested like their 5.7. So 5.7 is a good database. That's 1418 right now or something like that. I think that's the one we use in production. So for most DBAs it's difficult for them to change. Also with Google and Amazon, you can choose not to go back for 5.7. It is very easy to create a fully scalable solution with 5.7. So, there's no incentive for people to actually switch.
The solution doesn't cost anything to use. It's absolutely free.
We use the community edition of the solution.
I would suggest testing MariaDB before jumping in. This will give the user the ability to test the DB before using it. It is very easy to set up. MariaDB is free, and licensing is based on GNU.
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