Oracle Corp. is the world’s biggest software maker and is arguably a leader in the enterprise software space. When it comes to databases, Oracle puts its full commitment behind Oracle Database and comes up with new features for it.
Compared to MySQL, Oracle is much more versatile. It also offers more power if you use your database a lot. Nevertheless, do not think that Oracle Database and MySQL cannot be complementary. The truth is each database system is ideal for different uses.
Still, with tech blogs constantly pitting the two against one another, you might be curious. For example, Alex Williams at TechCrunch wrote that Oracle is barring the growing use of MySQL, even accusing it of “killing” MySQL
Nevertheless, if you are currently using a MySQL database, consider migrating to Oracle for the following reasons:
1. Oracle databases have a lot of metadata information that enables you to tune it more.
2. It is more scalable.
3. More XML functionality as well as analytical SQL functions.
4. Better at handling backups.
5. Better at data warehousing with materialized views, analytical functions, sort-merge joins, among others.
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6. It allows for stored procedures that make it more accessible.
7. The use of Oracle Enterprise Manager, which makes it easier to manage and monitor an entire Oracle system.
8. Mirroring and striping capability is available when you use Automatic Storage Management.
9. More recovery options with its Flashback technology.
10. Much easier to manage with automatic management tools such as Automatic Workload Repository and Automatic Database Diagnostic Management, among others.
11. Better GIS functions.
Migrating from MySQL to Oracle Database
If you have decided on using Oracle Database, you could try doing the migration on your own.
You need to follow these steps:
a. Download the Oracle SQL Developer program to help you migrate MySQL and other third-party databases. You can get it here.
b. Prepare for migration by following the steps outlined in this document: http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/products/migration/omwb-getstarted-093461.html
These two steps should be able to get you through migrating a MySQL database to Oracle. But it involves quite a lot of steps that could prove to be difficult to follow.
Need Help? Get It from the Best!
If you do not have the confidence, skills and patience to attempt the migration yourself, why not leave it to the experts? This is especially true if you have to do bigger migrations or if you do not have the time to do it yourself.
Four Cornerstone can help you migrate MySQL databases to Oracle. It is that simple!
What’s more, the Four Cornerstone team consults on both Oracle Database and MySQL. In short, our team of experts knows both platforms really well. More than just helping you move from one database to another, we can help you decide whether it is the right thing to do.
Conversely, we can also help you move away from Oracle Database to MySQL. Or even migrate from Microsoft SQL Server to MySQL.
Whatever you need, we would be there to lend a hand, share our expertise and wow you with our skills.
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