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Likelihood to Recommend

Percona Server for MySQL

Percona Server for MySQL covers 100% of our requirements in terms of our OLTP traffic and provides the High Availability levels required through a typical primary and 2 replica's using semi-synchronous replication. We're able to scale our writes using sharding, but a true distributed database would be a great option on top of this. In terms of OLAP traffic, we leverage columns stores available, but Percona Server fairs well
Douglas Doo | TrustRadius Reviewer

PostgreSQL

PostgreSQL, unlike other databases, is user-friendly and uses an open-source database. Ideal for relational databases, they can be accessed when speed and efficiency are required. It enables high-availability and disaster recovery replication from instance to instance. PostgreSQL can store data in a JSON format, including hashes, keys, and values. Multi-platform compatibility is also a big selling point. We could, however, use all the DBMS’s cores. While it works well in fast environments, it can be problematic in slower ones or cause multiple master replication.
Aurpa Fiza | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Percona Server for MySQL

  • Faster than other server solutions
  • Installation and configuration process is easy from the user's standpoint
  • Easy to learn and good support
Jose Manuel Ortega | TrustRadius Reviewer

PostgreSQL

  • The stability it offers, its speed of response and its resource management is excellent even in complex database environments and with low-resource machines.
  • The large amount of resources it has in addition to the many own and third-party tools that are compatible that make productivity greatly increase.
  • The adaptability in various environments, whether distributed or not, [is a] complete set of configuration options which allows to greatly customize the work configuration according to the needs that are required.
  • The excellent handling of referential and transactional integrity, its internal security scheme, the ease with which we can create backups are some of the strengths that can be mentioned.
Moris Mendez | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Percona Server for MySQL

  • Better documentation
  • A better UI
Dushyant Pathak | TrustRadius Reviewer

PostgreSQL

  • The query syntax for JSON fields is unwieldy when you start getting into complex queries with many joins.
  • I wish there was a distinction (a flag) you could set for automated scripts vs working in the psql CLI, which would provide an 'Are you sure you want to do X?' type prompt if your query is likely to affect more than a certain number of rows. Especially on updates/deletes. Setting the flag in the headless(scripted) flow would disable the prompt.
  • Better documentation around JSON and Array aggregation, with more examples of how the data is transformed.
Don Burks | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Percona Server for MySQL

Percona Server for MySQL 9.0
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.

PostgreSQL

PostgreSQL 9.0
Based on 1 answer
As a needed software for day to day development activities
Ojoswi Basu | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Percona Server for MySQL

Percona Server for MySQL 8.7
Based on 4 answers
It is easy to install and use. Using it along with Percona Monitoring and Management makes it even easier to use.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

PostgreSQL

PostgreSQL 9.0
Based on 6 answers
Postgresql is the best tool out there for relational data so I have to give it a high rating when it comes to analytics, data availability and consistency, so on and so forth. SQL is also a relatively consistent language so when it comes to building new tables and loading data in from the OLTP database, there are enough tools where we can perform ETL on a scalable basis.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Percona Server for MySQL

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

PostgreSQL

PostgreSQL 9.0
Based on 2 answers
PostgreSQL's availability is top notch. Apart from connection time-out for an idle user, the database is super reliable.
Ojoswi Basu | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Percona Server for MySQL

No score
No answers yet
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PostgreSQL

PostgreSQL 7.0
Based on 2 answers
The data queries are relatively quick for a small to medium sized table. With complex joins, and a wide and deep table however, the performance of the query has room for improvement.
Ojoswi Basu | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Percona Server for MySQL

Percona Server for MySQL 7.0
Based on 3 answers
We are using opensource so we have not used customer support.
Anil Yadav | TrustRadius Reviewer

PostgreSQL

PostgreSQL 9.4
Based on 13 answers
There are several companies that you can contract for technical support, like EnterpriseDB or Percona, both first level in expertise and commitment to the software.
But we do not have contracts with them, we have done all the way from googling to forums, and never have a problem that we cannot resolve or pass around. And for dozens of projects and more than 15 years now.
Javier Blanque | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

Percona Server for MySQL

No answers on this topic

PostgreSQL

The online training is request based. Had there been recorded videos available online for potential users to benefit from, I could have rated it higher. The online documentation however is very helpful. The online documentation PDF is downloadable and allows users to pace their own learning. With examples and code snippets, the documentation is great starting point.
Ojoswi Basu | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Percona Server for MySQL

No score
No answers yet
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PostgreSQL

PostgreSQL 9.0
Based on 3 answers
The online documentation of the PostgreSQL product is elaborate and takes users step by step.
Ojoswi Basu | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Percona Server for MySQL

Performance and stability sets Percona Server for MySQL apart from the rest. Percona embraces the upstream version and contributes towards the upstream version making MySQL stronger on two fronts and thus having a much larger community. Many quality contributions have been made by Percona into the base code. Percona provides great tools to support Percona Server for MySQL and this makes the monitoring and management easier
Douglas Doo | TrustRadius Reviewer

PostgreSQL

Postgres stacks up just [fine] along the other big players in the RDBMS world. It's very popular for a reason. It's very close to MySQL in terms of cost and features - I'd pick either solution and be just as happy. Compared to Oracle it is a MUCH cheaper solution that is just as usable.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Percona Server for MySQL

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

PostgreSQL

PostgreSQL 8.0
Based on 1 answer
The DB is reliable, scalable, easy to use and resolves most DB needs
Ojoswi Basu | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Percona Server for MySQL

  • At the performance level, it maintains and even improves other open-source databases such as MariaDB or some commercial ones such as Oracle.
  • If we compare it with MySQL, we could have up to 50% improvement in performance.
  • For some small companies or startups, the price of the complete solution and the support can be a bit high.
Jose Manuel Ortega | TrustRadius Reviewer

PostgreSQL

  • The user-role system has saved us tons of time and thus money. As I mentioned in the "Use Case" section, Postgres is not only used by engineering but also finance to measure how much to charge customers and customer support to debug customer issues. Sure, it's not easy for non-technical employees to psql in and view raw tables, but it has saved engineering hundreds of man-hours that would have had to be spent on building equivalent tools to serve finance or customer support.
  • It provides incredibly trustworthy storage for wherever customer data dumped in. In our 6 years of Postgres existence, we have not lost a byte of customer data due to Postgres messing up a transaction or during the multiple times the hard-drives failed (thanks to ACID compliance!).
  • This is less significant, but Postgres is also quite easy to manage (unless you are going above and beyond to squeeze out every last bit of performance). There's not much to configure, and the out of the box settings are quite sane. That has saved us engineers lots of time that would have gone into Postgres administration.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Percona Server for MySQL

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional

Starting Price

PostgreSQL

General

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

Starting Price

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