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Score 8.8 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Low-Code Development

    MySQL

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    9.4

    Oracle APEX

    94%
    Oracle Application Express ranks higher in 6/6 features

    Visual Modeling

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0
    100%
    20 Ratings

    Drag-and-drop Interfaces

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    21 Ratings

    Platform Security

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.7
    97%
    21 Ratings

    Platform User Management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.3
    93%
    21 Ratings

    Reusability

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0
    100%
    21 Ratings

    Platform Scalability

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.7
    97%
    21 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • MySQL is rated higher in 3 areas: Likelihood to Renew, Usability, Support Rating
    • Oracle Application Express is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Implementation Rating

    Likelihood to Recommend

    8.5

    MySQL

    85%
    133 Ratings
    10.0

    Oracle APEX

    100%
    38 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    9.9

    MySQL

    99%
    4 Ratings
    8.2

    Oracle APEX

    82%
    2 Ratings

    Usability

    10.0

    MySQL

    100%
    6 Ratings
    8.2

    Oracle APEX

    82%
    2 Ratings

    Support Rating

    8.6

    MySQL

    86%
    4 Ratings
    8.2

    Oracle APEX

    82%
    4 Ratings

    Implementation Rating

    8.0

    MySQL

    80%
    2 Ratings
    9.1

    Oracle APEX

    91%
    4 Ratings

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Oracle

    For smaller database backends, this product works well. Our backend printer management software is using MySQL as its backend and we have not had any issues since it went live 2 years ago. It's also free so no licensing worries.
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    Oracle

    It is appropriate for database application development supporting data driven processes, online transaction processing, BI/reports/analytics ... for addressing about any business data processing need I can think of. Oracle Application Express is fantastic for creating beautiful rich user interfaces with support for all major browsers rendering well on a range of devices. It is less appropriate for applications requiring native low level access to device peripherals and is less appropriate for applications that must execute offline without network/internet connection to supporting application and database servers.
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    Pros

    Oracle

    • Security: is embedded at each level in MySQL. Authentication mechanisms are in place for configuring user access and even service account access to applications. MySQL is secure enough under the hood to store your sensitive information. Also, additional plugins are available that sit on top of MySQL for even tighter security.
    • Widely adopted: MySQL is used across the industry and is trusted the most. Therefore, if you face any problems, simply Google it and you shall land in plenty of forums. This is a great relief as when you are in a need of help, you can find it right in your browser.
    • Lightweight application: MySQL is not a heavy application. However, the data you store in the database can get heavy with time, but as in the configuration and MySql application files, those are not very heavy and can easily be installed on legacy systems as well.
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    Oracle

    • Easy upgrade path from Forms, allowing reuse of code and a low learning curve for Forms developers.
    • Very quick to develop in. Ideal for prototyping or iterative development which is how we usually work.
    • Comes with cross browser and mobile compatibility out of the box.
    • Easy to incorporate other web technologies.
    • Development environment runs straight from a browser. This has proved to be a life saver when issues crop up on a weekend.
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    Cons

    Oracle

    • Although you can add the data you require as more and more data is added, the fixity of it becomes more critical.
    • As the demand, size, and use of the system increase, you may also need to change or acquire more equipment on your servers, although this is an internal inconvenience for the company.
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    Oracle

    • Perhaps is our problem, since we haven’t explored it deeply, but I think that a better portability to mobile devices would help the adoption of APEX.
    • Applications weren’t as light as we thought, and we had to move the APEX server to the same data center where our data base was running, due to performance issues. When we started, we supposed that that situation would not be an issue.
    • At least in Argentina and Brazil, you can not find as many programmers with experience in APEX as you can find with other technologies.
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    Pricing Details

    MySQL

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    MySQL editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules

    Footnotes

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      No setup fee

      Additional Details

      Oracle APEX

      Starting Price

      $32 OCPU per hour

      Editions & Modules

      Oracle APEX editions and modules pricing
      EditionModules
      Oracle APEX Application Development0.321
      Oracle Autonomous Transaction Processing - Exadata Storage118.402

      Footnotes

      1. OCPU per hour
      2. Terabyte storage capacity per month

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      No setup fee

      Additional Details

      Likelihood to Renew

      Oracle

      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.
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      Oracle

      I felt very comfortable using Oracle Application Express from the start. I designed my data model and quickly developed the basic CRUD pages for master tables. Then I designed the main functionality and was able to test and deploy it in a couple of days work. I will probably share the app with other members of the team and continue adding some features in the short term.
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      Usability

      Oracle

      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.
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      Oracle

      its easy to use as a developer and applications designed using apex are easy and intuitive to use as an end user. Even non-coders can build good applications, the more code you can write the more you can enhance the application but you can get up and running quickly with almost no technical know how.
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      Support Rating

      Oracle

      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.
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      Oracle

      Very active and knowledgeable community support includes quick and helpful responses from the Oracle employees on the product development team. I've never had to raise an official support request - everything is dealt with via forums and user groups - or via direct emails. The supposrt commuinty is one of the great things about Apex.
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      Implementation Rating

      Oracle

      1. Estimate your data size. 2. Test, test, and test.
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      Oracle

      Using it on the cloud is really simple, the entire process of configuring and provisioning an Oracle Database takes only a few minutes (less than 10) and then Oracle APEX is already deployed on the database, so you just have to start using it. I would strongly recommend using APEX on Oracle Cloud Free Tier.
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      Alternatives Considered

      Oracle

      MongoDB is an application oriented solution with unstructured data. Percona Server for MySQL is a good solution when looking for performance peaks and the amount of data grows continuously over time. MySQL is the ideal solution when we have a data schema defined and we do not have great requirements at the performance level.
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      Oracle

      Obviously Oracle Application Express cannot replace WebLogic in terms of creating domains but it is not designed to do that. We can use this tool to prototype and later develop a product using the Oracle WebLogic platform. We selected Oracle Application Express due to the ease of learning, and not having to buy licenses to use it.
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      Return on Investment

      Oracle

      • It has made site management through a CMS like WordPress or Drupal infinitely easier to manage.
      • It is a critical part of the LAMP, WAMP and MAMP stack and has been a major driver of innovation in the content-management-system space, pushing site and web-application development toward greater democratization.
      • It has proved to be very reliable and easy to set up and administer and saves me tremendous time troubleshooting query and performance issues.
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      Oracle

      • In the mid-size organization, we had a BI tool that had a significant license cost involved. With Oracle back-end we were able to switch to APEX and move all reporting at literally zero cost.
      • For Oracle PL/SQL users the learning curve is very quick and easy, there are ready templates that you can start with and eventually create complex reports.
      • You can track authorization and authentication on data editing and usage. High performance as it is native oracle sql codes.
      • Centralized data capturing, makes your datawarehouse writable for lookup tables or reference tables.
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