Top 6 MySQL alternatives

Last updated: March 25, 2015
MySQL
MySQL is the world's most popular open source database. Whether you are a fast growing web property, technology ISV or large enterprise, MySQL can cost-effectively help you deliver high performance, scalable database applications.
The best MySQL alternatives:


PostgreSQL


PostgreSQL is a powerful, open source object-relational database system. It has more than 15 years of active development and a proven architecture that has earned it a strong reputation for reliability, data integrity, and correctness. It runs on all major operating systems

Microsoft SQL Server


SQL Server enables customers to build mission-critical applications and Big Data solutions using high-performance, in-memory technology across OLTP, data warehousing, business intelligence and analytics workloads without having to buy expensive add-ons or high-end appliances. SQL Server uses a common set of tools to deploy and manage databases both on-premises and in the cloud, which makes it easier for customers to take advantage of the cloud with existing skills.

Oracle Database


Oracle Database introduces a new multitenant architecture that makes it easy to consolidate many databases quickly and manage them as a cloud service. It also includes in-memory data processing capabilities delivering breakthrough analytical performance. Additional database innovations deliver new levels of efficiency, performance, security, and availability. Oracle Database enables customers to plug into the cloud and power the real-time enterprise.

MariaDB


One of the most popular database servers. Made by the original developers of MySQL. Guaranteed to stay open source.

MongoDB


MongoDB is an open-source document database, and the leading NoSQL database. Written in C++, MongoDB features: Document-Oriented Storage, Full Index Support, Replication & High Availability, Auto-Sharding, Querying, Fast In-Place Updates, Map/Reduce and others.