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Oracle Vs MySQL

Oracle Vs MySQL

April 20th, 2019

Oracle Vs MySQL

Oracle is a type of Relational Database Management System (RDBMS) which is  generated and sold by Oracle Corporation. It is popularly known as  Oracle Database or Oracle DB.

What is Oracle?

Oracle Corporation incorporated a Relational Database Management System(RDBMS) named popularly known as Oracle Database or Oracle DB. It is the first database designed for enterprise grid computing. The enterprise grid computing provides manages information and applications in the most flexible and cost-effective way.
It is a multi-model database management system commonly used for doing operations such as OLTP, data warehousing or storehouse and mixed database workloads.
In  Oracle DB, collection of data is treated as a unit. A  database is used to store and retrieve related information. A database server is used as a  key to solving the problems of information management.
A large amount of data is managed by servers in a multiuser environment that enables many users to access the same data simultaneously, with delivering high performance. A database server provides efficient solutions for failure recovery and also prevents unauthorized access.

There are 4 types of Oracle DB editions available these are:

Enterprise Edition:

The most secured and robust edition, provides all features like security and superior performance.

Standard Edition:

For users who do not need edition of Enterprise robust package, it offers the basic functionality to them.

Express Edition :

It is the free, light in weight and limited edition of Windows and Linux.

Oracle Lite:

It is specially designed for mobile or smart devices.

What is MySQL?

MySQL is a free as well as open source Relational Database Management System(RDBMS).  MYSQL name comprises of “My” + “SQL” where it is named after the name of co-founder Michael Widenius daughter and “SQL”, which is the short form of structured query language. It is owned by Oracle Corporation. It runs virtually on all platforms, and in addition on Linux, UNIX, and Windows.
MySQL is used widely for all applications but although most often associated with online publishing and web applications. It is an essential part of an open source stack of enterprise known as LAMP.
LAMP is the platform for web development which uses Apache as the web server, Linux, the operating system,  MySQL as the known relational database management system and PHP, the object-oriented scripting language. (Python or Perl is used in replacement of PHP sometimes.)
MySQL is totally based on the popular model namely client-server model. All the instruction of database (or commands) are handled by the MySQL server. It  is used a separate program in a networked environment of client-server and can be indulged (or linked) as a library into separate applications. SQL statements are being sent by these interfaces and results are displayed to server of database.

Oracle Vs MySQL





Oracle has its edition or version known as Express Edition which is free but has limited feature. For full feature edition, the user has to pay huge amount of money making it quite expensive

MySQL is free of cost open source RDBMS


Oracle targets large organization and it has a high cost.

MySQL also targets large organizations but it is entirely free of cost. Facebook is one such example which uses MySQL.

Database Security

It provides and uses many security features such as username, password, authentication, advance security enhancements, profiles management, local authentication,  etc

MySQL has only 3 parameters for authentication of the user holding account and his/her information such as username, password, and Location.


Extra Features

Oracle has different authentication programs on its server of database such as Active Data Guard, Audit Vault, Partitioning, and Data Mining, etc.

Features such as Audit Vault on its server. MySQL never support these extra features


Oracle have its own Tablespace, management system, screenshots, synonym and packages and automatic management of storage.


MySQL doesn’t have such storage features



Oracle is an Object Relational Database Management System(ORDBMS)

MySQL is an Open Source Relational Database Management System(RDBMS)


Oracle is a closed source so it does not offer Customizability

In MySQL a programmer can modify MySQL to suit the individual requirements thus MySql offers great customizability as compared to Oracle

Data Partitioning

Oracle Supports Data Partitioning

MySQL requires a server for each set of data files so, it never supports  data partitioning


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