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Score 9.4 out of 100
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Score 8.8 out of 100

Attribute Ratings

  • Microsoft SQL Server is rated higher in 3 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Usability, Support Rating
  • Percona Server for MySQL and Microsoft SQL Server are tied in 1 area: Likelihood to Renew

Likelihood to Recommend

8.9

Percona Server for MySQL

89%
5 Ratings
9.1

Microsoft SQL Server

91%
95 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

9.0

Percona Server for MySQL

90%
1 Rating
9.0

Microsoft SQL Server

90%
6 Ratings

Usability

8.7

Percona Server for MySQL

87%
4 Ratings
9.9

Microsoft SQL Server

99%
10 Ratings

Availability

Percona Server for MySQL

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0

Microsoft SQL Server

100%
2 Ratings

Performance

Percona Server for MySQL

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0

Microsoft SQL Server

90%
2 Ratings

Support Rating

6.7

Percona Server for MySQL

67%
3 Ratings
7.9

Microsoft SQL Server

79%
49 Ratings

In-Person Training

Percona Server for MySQL

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0

Microsoft SQL Server

90%
1 Rating

Online Training

Percona Server for MySQL

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0

Microsoft SQL Server

90%
1 Rating

Implementation Rating

Percona Server for MySQL

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0

Microsoft SQL Server

90%
10 Ratings

Configurability

Percona Server for MySQL

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0

Microsoft SQL Server

100%
1 Rating

Ease of integration

Percona Server for MySQL

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0

Microsoft SQL Server

90%
1 Rating

Product Scalability

Percona Server for MySQL

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0

Microsoft SQL Server

90%
1 Rating

Vendor post-sale

Percona Server for MySQL

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0

Microsoft SQL Server

90%
1 Rating

Vendor pre-sale

Percona Server for MySQL

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0

Microsoft SQL Server

90%
1 Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

Percona

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
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Microsoft

Microsoft SQL Server is a great RDBMS and meets all of our requirements. If you need a stable DB platform to support your line of a business application you'll be well served. Licensing costs are far cheaper, more portable and a lot more user friendly than Oracle. Product support and security patches from Microsoft are strong.
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Pros

Percona

  • Faster than other server solutions
  • Installation and configuration process is easy from the user's standpoint
  • Easy to learn and good support
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Microsoft

  • Easy to configure and use with Visual Studio and Dot Net
  • Easy integration with MSBI to perform data analysis
  • Data Security
  • Easy to understand and use
  • Very easy to export database and tables in the form of SQL query or a script
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Cons

Percona

  • Better documentation
  • A better UI
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Microsoft

  • The import/export process can be tricky to follow with lots of steps and could be better for importing flat files
  • Obtaining help from Microsoft is cumbersome and often other internet sources are better and quicker
  • The documentation is not great and again it's generally better to obtain help elsewhere if needed
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Pricing Details

Percona Server for MySQL

Starting Price

$0

Editions & Modules

Percona Server for MySQL editions and modules pricing
EditionModules

Footnotes

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    Optional

    Additional Details

    Free and open-source

    Microsoft SQL Server

    Starting Price

    $0 Per License

    Editions & Modules

    Microsoft SQL Server editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules
    Enterprise$13,748.001
    Subscription$1,418.002

    Footnotes

    1. Per License
    2. Per License

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    Likelihood to Renew

    Percona

    No answers on this topic

    Microsoft

    We understand that the Microsoft SQL Server will continue to advance, offering the same robust and reliable platform while adding new features that enable us, as a software center, to create a superior product. That provides excellent performance while reducing the hardware requirements and the total cost of ownership of our solution.
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    Usability

    Percona

    It is easy to install and use. Using it along with Percona Monitoring and Management makes it even easier to use.
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    Microsoft

    SQL Server mostly 'just works' or generates error messages to help you sort out the trouble. You can usually count on the product to get the job done and keep an eye on your potential mistakes. Interaction with other Microsoft products makes operating as a Windows user pretty straight forward. Digging through the multitude of dialogs and wizards can be a pain, but the answer is usually there somewhere.
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    Reliability and Availability

    Percona

    No answers on this topic

    Microsoft

    Its does not have outages.
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    Performance

    Percona

    No answers on this topic

    Microsoft

    SSAS data cubes may some time slow down your Excel reports.
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    Support Rating

    Percona

    We are using opensource so we have not used customer support.
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    Microsoft

    We managed to handle most of our problems by looking into Microsoft's official documentation that has everything explained and almost every function has an example that illustrates in detail how a particular functionality works. Just like PowerShell has the ability to show you an example of how some cmdlet works, that is the case also here, and in my opinion, it is a very good practice and I like it.
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    In-Person Training

    Percona

    No answers on this topic

    Microsoft

    It was good
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    Online Training

    Percona

    No answers on this topic

    Microsoft

    very hands on and detailed training
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    Implementation Rating

    Percona

    No answers on this topic

    Microsoft

    Other than SQL taking quite a bit of time to actually install there are no problems with installation. Even on hardware that has good performance SQL can still take close to an hour to install a typical server with management and reporting services.
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    Alternatives Considered

    Percona

    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
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    Microsoft

    [Microsoft] SQL Server has a much better community and professional support and is overall just a more reliable system with Microsoft behind it. I've used MySQL in the past and SQL Server has just become more comfortable for me and is my go to RDBMS.
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    Scalability

    Percona

    No answers on this topic

    Microsoft

    SQL server does handle growing demands of a mid sized company.
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    Return on Investment

    Percona

    • 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.
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    Microsoft

    • Increased accuracy - We went from multiple users having different versions of an Excel spreadsheet to a single source of truth for our reporting.
    • Increased Efficiency - We can now generate reports at any time from a single source rather than multiple users spending their time collating data and generating reports.
    • Improved Security - Enterprise level security on a dedicated server rather than financial files on multiple laptop hard drives.
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