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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

Toad for Oracle

Toad for Oracle is very well suited for all Oracle implementations, be it single instance or RAC. It is best suited for use of Oracle DBA, Developer and Database Engineers.I don't recommend Toad for Oracle for Project Managers or Solution Architects. This can be a pricier choice for these people. They can do fine with free options like SQL Developer.
Ravinder Gupta | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Database Development

MySQL
Toad for Oracle
7.8
Version control tools
MySQL
Toad for Oracle
7.9
Test data generation
MySQL
Toad for Oracle
7.1
Performance optimization tools
MySQL
Toad for Oracle
8.0
Schema maintenance
MySQL
Toad for Oracle
8.3
Database change management
MySQL
Toad for Oracle
7.5

Database Administration

MySQL
Toad for Oracle
8.0
User management
MySQL
Toad for Oracle
7.9
Database security
MySQL
Toad for Oracle
7.7
Database status reporting
MySQL
Toad for Oracle
8.2
Change management
MySQL
Toad for Oracle
8.3

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

Toad for Oracle

  • Toad is a de-facto standard tool for data developers and analysts. Generally speaking it provides almost every function needed to manage data in EDW with great performance and stability.
  • The nature of clinical data is big-sized: one table may have billions of rows. Toad provides critical functions to manage SQLs, e.g. Top SQL that can monitor and manage SQLs using CPU power and network bandwidth, so that EDW administrator can optimize ETL operations in the best efficiency.
  • Many of our data analysts are not computer science backgrounded (having clinical / nursing background). Toad provides great auditing tools such as Tuning Lab or SQL Scanner, so that data analysts can train themselves with guidance of the tool.
Anonymous | 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

Toad for Oracle

  • The date/time settings in Toad are kind of difficult to figure out. I have to use an ALTER SESSION command to format the dates so I can actually query date/time fields.
  • It seems to be updated too often. I get notifications very frequently about new versions being available.
  • The export function is difficult to use.
Aaron 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

Toad for Oracle

Toad for Oracle 9.0
Based on 1 answer
It is the preferred tool for our organization.
Anonymous | 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

Toad for Oracle

Toad for Oracle 9.0
Based on 2 answers
I give is an 8 because nothing is a 10 and there is always room for improvement. I believe the user who is not as technologically inclined would be better suited with an easier way to identify the options for setting the layout up for Toad's GUI. To some it is very cumbersome and confusing.
Anonymous | 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

Toad for Oracle

Toad for Oracle 7.2
Based on 14 answers
I give the overall support for Toad for Oracle a 10/10. This is because whenever there has been an issue with this software, our team has got an immediate response. The same can not be said for similar software. The most recent example of this is when we needed to renew our licenses. Some employees were unable to log in to code with the given license key. Support was able to resolve the issue quickly.
Jatel Desai | 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

Toad for Oracle

Toad is much better than Tableau query writer. Tableau is not intuitive and requires knowledge of proprietary database language to fully implement. Tableau does not perform as quickly and accurately as Toad. Toad is very easy and slim to install. Additional hardware is often required to run Tableau smoothly. Support for Tableau is even more expensive than Toad support.
Maurice Samuels | 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

Toad for Oracle

  • Quick and easy query development helps reduce man-hours in a project which converts to real dollars.
  • Query analysis and tuning result in low database overhead and low latency, thus translating into real dollars because a system can thus handle more requests from customers.
  • Ease of use makes it easy to deploy greenhorns in projects with minimal training, thus helping save money. Otherwise menial and simple jobs would have required experienced DBAs.
Dhruba Jyoti Nag | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

MySQL

General

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

Toad for Oracle

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

MySQL
8.6
Toad for Oracle
8.3

Likelihood to Renew

MySQL
9.7
Toad for Oracle
9.0

Usability

MySQL
8.2
Toad for Oracle
9.0

Support Rating

MySQL
8.6
Toad for Oracle
7.2

Implementation Rating

MySQL
8.0
Toad for Oracle

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