MySQL vs. Microsoft SQL Server

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What is MySQL?

The MySQL software delivers a very fast, multi-threaded, multi-user, and robust SQL (Structured Query Language) database server. MySQL Server is intended for mission-critical, heavy-load production systems as well as for embedding into mass-deployed software.

What is Microsoft SQL Server?

Microsoft® SQL Server is a database management and analysis system for e-commerce, line-of-business, and data warehousing solutions.

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Why do developers choose MySQL?
Why do you like MySQL?

Why do developers choose Microsoft SQL Server?
Why do you like Microsoft SQL Server?

What are the cons of using MySQL?
Downsides of MySQL?

What are the cons of using Microsoft SQL Server?
No Cons submitted yet for Microsoft SQL Server
Downsides of Microsoft SQL Server?

What companies use MySQL?
3738 companies on StackShare use MySQL
What companies use Microsoft SQL Server?
616 companies on StackShare use Microsoft SQL Server
What tools integrate with MySQL?
81 tools on StackShare integrate with MySQL
What tools integrate with Microsoft SQL Server?
26 tools on StackShare integrate with Microsoft SQL Server

What are some alternatives to MySQL and Microsoft SQL Server?

  • PostgreSQL - A powerful, open source object-relational database system
  • MongoDB - The database for giant ideas
  • MariaDB - An enhanced, drop-in replacement for MySQL
  • SQLite - A software library that implements a self-contained, serverless, zero-configuration, transactional SQL database engine

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