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Score 8.7 out of 100

Attribute Ratings

  • MySQL is rated higher in 1 area: Usability
  • SAP Adaptive Server Enterprise (ASE), legacy is rated higher in 3 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Likelihood to Renew, Support Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

8.5

MySQL

85%
133 Ratings
10.0

SAP Adaptive Server Enterprise (ASE), legacy

100%
2 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

9.9

MySQL

99%
4 Ratings
10.0

SAP Adaptive Server Enterprise (ASE), legacy

100%
1 Rating

Usability

10.0

MySQL

100%
6 Ratings
9.0

SAP Adaptive Server Enterprise (ASE), legacy

90%
1 Rating

Support Rating

8.6

MySQL

86%
4 Ratings
9.7

SAP Adaptive Server Enterprise (ASE), legacy

97%
4 Ratings

Implementation Rating

8.0

MySQL

80%
2 Ratings

SAP Adaptive Server Enterprise (ASE), legacy

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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SAP

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.
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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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SAP

  • 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
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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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SAP

  • Full database encryption - need to utilize external keys vs internal - for better separation of duties.
  • History Tables.
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Pricing Details

MySQL

Starting Price

Editions & Modules

MySQL 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

    SAP Adaptive Server Enterprise (ASE), legacy

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    SAP Adaptive Server Enterprise (ASE), legacy 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

      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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      SAP

      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.
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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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      SAP

      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.
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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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      SAP

      Incredibly responsive, saving us countless hours in troubleshooting.
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      Implementation Rating

      Oracle

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

      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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      SAP

      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.
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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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      SAP

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