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Score 8.3 out of 100

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Likelihood to Recommend

Firebird

It is well enough suited for embedding it into an application and the embedded Version can as far as I know nowadays even support multiple simultaneous users. It will also perform well on a standalone server with higher data volumes, if the SQL is properly written. Quite a few 3rd Party Management Tools with SQL query capability, DB design features etc. do exist so it is not only suited for command line purists!
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

MySQL

  • It is a suitable database for web applications where we have a large size of users. It is also easily scalable and provides good user management and access controls at the security level.
  • MySQL is a very fast database to read when using the non-transactional MyISAM engine, but it can cause integrity problems in high-concurrency environments when modifying. Thus, for applications with many parallel transactions and modifications, MySQL is probably not the best solution
Jose Manuel Ortega | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Firebird

  • In a test back when I started to use it it beat MySQL Hands down on some easy speed test.
  • While the included backup functionality of MySQL failed back then (don't remember the details) the one from Firebird did work out of the box and Delphi meanwhile even has easy to use components to use this from a program written in it.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

MySQL

  • The Community Server edition remains a strong candidate for a SQL-based database solution that supports a wide array of data structures.
  • It scales well for both small business and enterprise use.
  • It performs very well provided your database schema is well-planned and carefully considered (which is the case for any database solution).
  • It has a number of interface solutions including GUI-based ones such as phpMyAdmin and MySQL Workbench that allow for easy management of your databases.
Joel Tanzi | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Firebird

  • It stores the user accounts in a central database and not in the database the self written application uses.
  • Theres no embedded version for Android as far as I know.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

MySQL

  • MySQL doesn't provide good data wrangling functionalities, such as parsing JSON or XML. We had to transform them outside MySQL on the web application server side using JSP.
  • As we move forward to adopt more genomics information, MySQL may lack of dealing with "big data" functionalities.
  • It is a freely available S/W and easy to manage budget, but there are possibilities to spend cost for additional technical support.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Firebird

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MySQL

MySQL 9.9
Based on 4 answers
For teaching Databases and SQL, I would definitely continue to use MySQL. It provides a good, solid foundation to learn about databases. Also to learn about the SQL language and how it works with the creation, insertion, deletion, updating, and manipulation of data, tables, and databases. This SQL language is a foundation and can be used to learn many other database related concepts.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Firebird

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MySQL

MySQL 9.9
Based on 6 answers
I give MySQL a 9/10 overall because I really like it but I feel like there are a lot of tech people who would hate it if I gave it a 10/10. I've never had any problems with it or reached any of its limitations but I know a few people who have so I can't give it a 10/10 based on those complaints.
Kenneth Hess | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Firebird

No score
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MySQL

MySQL 8.6
Based on 2 answers
The support staff is friendly, knowledgeable, and efficient. I only had to get part way through my explanations before they had a solution. They will walk you through a fix or actually connect in and fix the problem for you--or would if you can allow it. I've done it both ways with them. They are always forthcoming with 'how to do this if it happens again' information. I love working with MySQL support.
Kenneth Hess | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Firebird

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MySQL

MySQL 8.0
Based on 1 answer
1. Estimate your data size.2. Test, test, and test.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Firebird

Back then I evaluated Oracle 8, IBM DB2, Mimer, SAP DB, MySQL, Borland Interbase (not Embarcadero Interbase and that one has the same roots as Firebird) and most likely other RDBMS. Firebird was free, usage was ok, it was (for my application) maintenance free and Speed was ok for me. And it didn't trash my system! Getting Oracle installed is quite some task in comparison!
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

MySQL

After Oracle bought MySQL, I have pivoted some projects to use MariaDB instead, which is a fork of MySQL and maintained by the community and original developers of MySQL. This is free under the GNU GPL, and is not impacted by decisions Oracle makes for MySQL. RDS has the ability to run managed MySQL instances which make it even easier to setup and configure a database. RDS also has support for MariaDB.InfluxDB is a great Time Series DB Platform which was designed to collect measurements with timestamps, and works more efficiently than MySQL for this type of data. I would recommend InfluxDB for anyone who is on the fence about implementing a collection agent and having the stats go into MySQL or another Database system
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Firebird

  • Can't really say that, as my application is most of the times given away for free. But if the RDBMS would cost money, giving my app away for free wouldn't have been done I guess.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

MySQL

  • Since MySQL is a free database package, if you have someone on staff that understands databases and how to use them, the ROI is very high when using MySQL.
  • If you need to hire a MySQL developer to implement and manage your database then it can be quite costly to manage and that will negatively impact your ROI when using this product.
  • Since there are some very expensive alternatives in the SQL database space, if you compare the overall costs of using MySQL to those other products, I think you will find your ROI is always better when using MySQL
Andrew Shannon | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Firebird

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

MySQL

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

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