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Attribute Ratings

  • MySQL is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

8.5

MySQL

85%
133 Ratings
8.0

Oracle TimesTen

80%
1 Rating

Likelihood to Renew

9.9

MySQL

99%
4 Ratings

Oracle TimesTen

N/A
0 Ratings

Usability

10.0

MySQL

100%
6 Ratings

Oracle TimesTen

N/A
0 Ratings

Support Rating

8.6

MySQL

86%
4 Ratings

Oracle TimesTen

N/A
0 Ratings

Implementation Rating

8.0

MySQL

80%
2 Ratings

Oracle TimesTen

N/A
0 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

TimesTen is well suited for applications using smaller data or smaller data stores and where transaction response times are not as business critical. TimesTen is good for applications already accessing Oracle and need to cache data for quick read/write operations. TimesTen is not appropriate for large data dependent applications or applications requiring fast response times. In these cases, using Oracle database or Exadata is better
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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

  • With basic database experience, TimesTen has a very short learning curve.
  • The installation and setup is easy and straightforward. The command line instructions are easy to follow.
  • The error logging mechanism is simple and efficient. The system log files are helpful in troubleshooting problems with using TimesTen.
  • The maintenance tools are user friendly and effective. Upgrading is easy and quick. TimesTen is almost a self-administrating database.
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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

  • Provide better monitoring tools of TimesTen daemon, servers and connections.
  • Improved support for APIs. The libraries lack the necessary code for applications to customize for applications using TimesTen.
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Pricing Details

MySQL

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    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

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    Oracle TimesTen

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    Oracle TimesTen editions and modules pricing
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    Footnotes

      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

      No answers on this topic

      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

      No answers on this topic

      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

      No answers on this topic

      Implementation Rating

      Oracle

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

      No answers on this topic

      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

      Sybase does not have an in-memory database until version 15 so TimesTen was ideal for caching data. TimesTen has reliable replication and backing up mechanisms. Oracle takes longer to set up and use for most applications where as TimesTen is a smaller DBMS that is quick and easy to set up and use. TimesTen can connect to Oracle for caching data so using Oracle as a backend makes sense
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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

      • TimesTen has had a positive impact from a developer's perspective because implementing TimesTen is quick and easy. The benefits of TimesTen can be seen almost instantly. For instance, the application start up time is faster, the data is easy to maintain and the performance is fast for TimesTen clients.
      • TimesTen has had a positive impact for the business because it can be made accessible to users via a GUI. This gives users transparency to the data at any time.
      • The negative impact is that once the TimesTen database has grown too large, the application should move to using Oracle database or else it suffers from performance degradation and stability issues.
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