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Re: MySQL v/s ORACLE
Posted by: Josh Chamas
Date: March 17, 2005 12:54AM

Manish Marathe wrote:
> Hi,
>
> I wanted to know the major differences between
> MySQL and ORACLE, other than ORACLE being highly
> costly.
>
> Thanks in advance

Overall, I think arguments can be made in favor of MySQL in terms of performance, stability, ease of use, and cost. All of these things point to decreased TCO when using MySQL instead of Oracle.

Some things unique to MySQL that Oracle does not offer include:

- storage engines, choices like InnoDB, MyISAM & Cluster, give you specialized transactional, search/read optimized, and highly available engines for storing your data

- fast connections

- easy replication

- overall ease of use

I cannot emphasize the latter enough. Many places don't have dedicated DBAs where there would be at least one dedicated Oracle DBA to manage the same databases. This is typical because management and use of MySQL is much easier than Oracle.


Regards,

Josh


Josh Chamas
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MySQL Inc., www.mysql.com
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