Constellation Research Report: Enterprise-Class MySQL Meets Oracle Cloud

Oracle MySQL Cloud Service Combines MySQL Enterprise Edition Advantages, Hybrid Flexibility and Oracle Cloud Integration

MySQL is the most popular open-source database in the world, according to the authoritative DB-Engines survey, so it should be no surprise that MySQL also ranks among the most widely used databases in the cloud. Not only are an inestimable number of the more than 15 million MySQL deployments running on cloud Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS), but every major public cloud provider also has a managed MySQL Database-as-a-Service (DBaaS) offering.

Enter the Oracle MySQL Cloud Service, released for production on the Oracle Cloud in September 2016. This report explores how Oracle MySQL Cloud Service differs from other MySQL DBaaS offerings. For starters, it’s the only DBaaS service based on the commercial MySQL Enterprise Edition. This paper details Enterprise Edition-related advantages in monitoring, backup, security, high availability and support. The report also details hybrid deployment flexibility and Oracle Cloud integrations unique to the service.