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800 Ratings

MySQL

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Score 8.6 out of 100
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Score 9.2 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

MySQL

It is extremely well-suited for use cases across a broad range of applications such as e-commerce and business applications, and most small to larger organizations will find it well-suited for their data storage needs for a particular application. However, it is not designed for data warehousing and would not do well for analytics data for which a No-SQL option would serve better, and it is not ideal for geographical data management.
Joel Tanzi | TrustRadius Reviewer

SAP Adaptive Server Enterprise (ASE), legacy

High-performance, high-concurrency transactions are well suited for ASE. ASE is lacking some features in my opinion such as history tables, however there are ways to implement them via workarounds or by using Replication Server. I do think the way the ASE parser and optimizer works are far superior to other products as it is a true cost-based optimizer and the order of the tables in the FROM clause does not really matter although a good SQL coder will place the tables in a meaningful order to make the SQL more readable. ASE is good for applications that require high availability and can be used for mission critical systems.
Gene Baker | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

MySQL

  • MySQL is first off free to use, so that makes it a win right there.
  • MySQL is constantly updated and security holes are patched quickly and often.
  • MySQL is highly customizable and allows you access to all areas of the database to use it the way you want, plus there is lots of documentation online and other users sharing their customization experiences to help you along the way.
Andrew Shannon | TrustRadius Reviewer

SAP Adaptive Server Enterprise (ASE), legacy

  • Easy to setup and maintain
  • Reliable, rarely has major hiccups requiring reboots or crashes
  • Very responsive with complicated queries spanning various tablespaces and hundreds of millions of rows
Zhann Goloborodko | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

MySQL

  • Complex queries usually require many resources to obtain results. Other software does not present this situation.
  • MySQL has stopped its evolutionary process since its change of ownership, so the changes it presents have become irrelevant to the operation of the service.
  • Oracle has avoided releasing the code for the detection and correction of errors so the essence of open source has been disappearing
Carlos Alberto Pedron Espinett | TrustRadius Reviewer

SAP Adaptive Server Enterprise (ASE), legacy

  • Full database encryption - need to utilize external keys vs internal - for better separation of duties.
  • History Tables.
Gene Baker | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

MySQL

MySQL 9.7
Based on 4 answers
It is best open source relational database.
Yinghua Hu | TrustRadius Reviewer

SAP Adaptive Server Enterprise (ASE), legacy

SAP Adaptive Server Enterprise (ASE), legacy 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Our licenses are perpetual. It is the support that we will be renewing. We will renew because we continue to use and receive value from the product.
Gene Baker | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

MySQL

MySQL 8.2
Based on 5 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

SAP Adaptive Server Enterprise (ASE), legacy

SAP Adaptive Server Enterprise (ASE), legacy 9.0
Based on 1 answer
It does almost everything we need and for the things it doesn't do natively, we are still able to do using other features. For example, natively history tables weren't supported but we were able to create them using triggers.
Gene Baker | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

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

SAP Adaptive Server Enterprise (ASE), legacy

SAP Adaptive Server Enterprise (ASE), legacy 9.5
Based on 4 answers
Incredibly responsive, saving us countless hours in troubleshooting.
Zhann Goloborodko | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

MySQL

We actually use Sisense alongside MySQL as they integrate very well with one another. One of MySQL's flaws is its slow speeds on larger datasets which is why we began using Sisense. This way, we can organize several feeds into one source without having to do repetitious work on different sources.
Joseph R. Sweeney | TrustRadius Reviewer

SAP Adaptive Server Enterprise (ASE), legacy

Much less effort than Oracle. Much better customer support than Oracle.Roughly equivalent to SQL Server in performance and ease of use. Much better customer service than SQL Server.Different ballpark from IQ. Same customer service.
Zhann Goloborodko | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

MySQL

  • MySQL has been a vital cost reducing technology for smaller databases that do not require commercial support.
  • We have successfully sold the enterprise edition to customers who wanted to beef up the capabilities of MySQL compared to the community edition without rewriting an application to use a fully commercial database such as DB2, Oracle or SQL Server
  • MySQL has been extremely cost effective where we have deployed it. When compared to Oracle or MySQL, the savings has been substantial.
Christopher Weiss | TrustRadius Reviewer

SAP Adaptive Server Enterprise (ASE), legacy

  • Negative - Costs a lot ... but so do they all.
  • Positive - It does what we need it to do.
Zhann Goloborodko | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

MySQL

General

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

SAP Adaptive Server Enterprise (ASE), legacy

General

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

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