Oracle versus MySQL
By George Trujillo on Sep 28, 2008
Looking at Oracle versus MySQL Environments
The environments for Oracle are getting more and more complex. There are just tons of products supporting the Oracle environment with lots of different options. I really think Oracle needs to stream line its message. I heard a lot of feedback from numerous individuals that were just completely overwhelmed with all the options and products. There is a lot of innovation and tremendous activity around products and features. For large enterprise business applications Oracle appears to be dominating the market.
MySQL does not come close to all the features of Oracle. However, this is why so many people love MySQL. MySQL is fast, easy to work with, streamlined and has a significantly reduced cost of ownership. I am seeing MySQL significantly increasing in popularity everywhere I go. The LAMP stack is also growing in popularity at ever increasing rates. Developers building web applications don't care about all the features in a database. .NET, PHP, Java and Ruby developers want a fast database server that is easy to work with. That is why MySQL is so popular in web based environments. Developers don't care about database features, they care about a fast database server that meets the needs for their web applications that is easy to use.