Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
MySQL
Score 8.2 out of 10
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MySQL is a popular open-source relational and embedded database, now owned by Oracle.N/A
SingleStore
Score 9.0 out of 10
N/A
SingleStore aims to deliver the world’s fastest distributed SQL database for data-intensive applications: SingleStoreDB, which combines transactional + analytical workloads in a single platform.
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Community Pulse
MySQLSingleStore
Considered Both Products
MySQL
Chose MySQL
Cost: StartUp companies don't have the money to invest large amount of money in pricey databases. By using Mysql, the saving is huge.
SingleStore
Chose SingleStore
We evaluated Spanner, VoltDB and MySQL clustering. SingleStore gave us the feature set without us having to have a dedicated database engineer.
Chose SingleStore
We evaluated SingleStore against MySQL, PostgreSQL, and Druid. We have also quickly looked at ClickHouse and Pinot. We found SingleStore was a polished installation and operation was a breeze. That, coupled with the great performance, led us to select SingleStore very quickly …
Chose SingleStore
SingleStore provides a solution for working with larger amount of data (vs. MySQL) with better performance (vs. BigQuery) without having to preprocess the data (vs. MongoDB), so basically it does better for specific use cases.
Chose SingleStore
Both MySQL and SingleStore are relational databases but when comparing performance and stability, SingleStore is significantly better in handling large datasets and the UI is also much better than that of MySQL.
Chose SingleStore
The SQL dialect seems to be pretty compatible, and I especially appreciate that you can connect to it with native MySQL tooling.
Chose SingleStore
We knew early on that MySQL (Amazon Aurora) would not be suitable for this workload as it cannot query our time series data as fast as SingleStore. We also use MongoDB Atlas for another application but we could not achieve the raw speed we saw from SingleStore. Our technical …
Chose SingleStore
We found SingleStore to be significantly superior to bare-bones MySQL as it offers better performance and scalability. It is also richer in terms of the query language supported, stored procedures, and connectivity. We also found it to be more robust than MySQL and with better …
Chose SingleStore
SingleStore is built for fast data ingestion and fast queries against large tables (> billions of rows). This is possible because of the column store engine that SingleStore uses. SingleStore also support a memory engine. Pipelines is also another big advantage. Being able to …
Chose SingleStore
SingleStore provides an abstraction layer in managing a sharded database solution reducing complexity for the FLOWD team. Coupled with the SingleStore Managed Service, we are partnering with SingleStore to provide FLOWD services to various utilities & councils.
Chose SingleStore
SingleStore achieves same or much better performance, while avoiding all data sync and migration
Chose SingleStore
much faster processing of queries than all above-listed databases and having the ability to scale up according to the workload.
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Score 8.7 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
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Score 9.1 out of 10
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Score 9.0 out of 10
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Score 9.1 out of 10
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User Ratings
MySQLSingleStore
Likelihood to Recommend
8.3
(134 ratings)
9.5
(56 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.9
(4 ratings)
9.2
(4 ratings)
Usability
10.0
(6 ratings)
9.1
(7 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
9.9
(30 ratings)
Support Rating
8.6
(2 ratings)
9.1
(7 ratings)
Implementation Rating
8.0
(1 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Ease of integration
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Product Scalability
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
MySQLSingleStore
Likelihood to Recommend
Oracle
From my own perspective and the tasks that I perform on a daily basis, MySQL is perfect. It has a reasonable footprint, is fast enough and offers the security and flexibility I need. Everyone has their preferred applications and, no doubt, for larger data warehouses or more intensive applications, MySQL may have its limits, but for the area that I operate in, it's a great match.
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SingleStore
SingleStore HTAP engine is well suited for real-time analytics, fast ingestion, scaling OLTP system like MySQL. When you need to run reports or perform aggregates on billions of rows and you get result in seconds, you cannot get this experience with other OLTP engines. I wish DBtLab was a little more developer and supported for SingleStore. This would allow to perform better data transformation. You can use stored procedures, but DBTLabs has become a standard for dimensional modeling in data warehousing projects. This is probably why SingleStore has trouble piercing in the data warehouse world. It is definately capable to compete with Snowflake when it comes to scalability, query performance, data compression, but Snowflake has ravaged the data warehouse market in few years and large corporations have already invested lots of money in migrating into Snowflake. The SingleStore community needs to grow. Everyone who uses SingleStore loves it.
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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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SingleStore
  • Technical support is stellar -- far above and beyond anything I've experienced with any other company.
  • When we compared SingleStore to other databases two years ago, we found SingleStore performance to be far superior.
  • Pipeline data ingestion is exceptionally fast.
  • The ability to combine transactional and analytical workloads without compromising performance is very impressive.
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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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SingleStore
  • We wish the product had better support for High Availability of the aggregator. Currently the indexes generated by the two different aggregators are not in the same sequential space and so our apps have more burden to deal with HA.
  • More tools for debugging issues such as high memory usage would be good.
  • The price was the one that kept us away from purchasing for the first few years. Now we are able to afford due to a promotion that gives it at 25% of the list price. Not sure if we'll continue after the promotion offer expires in another 2 years.
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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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SingleStore
We haven't seen a faster relation database. Period. Which is why we are super happy customers and will for sure renew our license.
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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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SingleStore
[Until it is] supported on AWS ECS containers, I will reserve a higher rating for SingleStore. Right now it works well on EC2 and serves our current purpose, [but] would look forward to seeing SingleStore respond to our urge of feature in a shorter time period with high quality and security.
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Reliability and Availability
Oracle
No answers on this topic
SingleStore
We have not experienced any downtime in the two years that we have been using SingleStore.
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Performance
Oracle
No answers on this topic
SingleStore
SingleStore's performance is incredible. Our predictive algorithms went from taking 24-48 HOURS down to 15 minutes allowing our team to run those much more frequently. Previously, we were limited to about 60 requests per minute due to table locks. Implementing columnstore on SingleStore allowed us to receive 1000 requests per minute.
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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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SingleStore
Very responsive to trouble tickets - Often, I think, the SingleStore's monitoring systems have already alerted the engineers by the time I get around to writing a ticket (about 10 - 20 mins after we see a problem). I feel like things are escalated nicely and SingleStore takes resolving trouble tickets seriously. Also SingleStore follows up after incidents to with a post mortem and actionable takaways to improve the product. Very satisfied here.
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Implementation Rating
Oracle
1. Estimate your data size. 2. Test, test, and test.
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SingleStore
We allowed 2-3 months for a thorough evaluation. We saw pretty quickly that we were likely to pick SingleStore, so we ported some of our stored procedures to SingleStore in order to take a deeper look. Two SingleStore people worked closely with us to ensure that we did not have any blocking problems. It all went remarkably smoothly.
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Alternatives Considered
Oracle
MongoDB has a dynamic schema for how data is stored in 'documents' whereas MySQL is more structured with tables, columns, and rows. MongoDB was built for high availability whereas MySQL can be a challenge when it comes to replication of the data and making everything redundant in the event of a DR or outage.
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SingleStore
Timescale was the biggest alternative option we looked at for SingleStore, however the requirement to learn a new syntax (due to not being SQL compatible) was our biggest pain point. Supporting a new language would require alterations to the Laravel framework, as this only offered SQL integration out of the box. This alteration would be time consuming and would limit our scope to future hiring due to the new syntax.
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Scalability
Oracle
No answers on this topic
SingleStore
We needed more memory on our cluster. SingleStore handled it very smoothly.
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Return on Investment
Oracle
  • As it is an open source solution through community solution, we can use it in a multitude of projects without cost license
  • The acquisition by Oracle makes you need to contract support for the enterprise version
  • If you have knowledge about oracle databases, you can get more out of the enterprise version
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SingleStore
  • As the overall performance and functionality were expanded, we are able to deliver our data much faster than before, which increases the demand for data.
  • Metadata is available in the platform by default, like metadata on the pipelines. Also, the information schema has lots of metadata, making it easy to load our assets to the data catalog.
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