Whether you’re a developer or business consultant, you will obviously choose a database management system (DBMS) offering tangible advantages and results compared to other products. Let us  look at MySQL 8.0 and Microsoft SQL Server 2019, both of which have benefited from improvements that make them preferred choices.

MySQL 8.0, points of improvement

MySQL 8.0 is an extremely interesting new version of this open source DBMS with improvements at all levels.


The first thing that comes to mind in database management is securing that data. They are valuable and can have an impact on a company’s business continuity if lost or used in violation of legal obligations.

MySQL 8.0 provides access control management so that granting and revoking required user access is easy. Now roles can be defined with a list of permissions granted or revoked for the user. All user passwords are stored in an encrypted format using specific algorithms.


The amount of data is increasing due to the heavy use of technology in many ways. For this reason, the average load can be quickly exceeded. In some cases, this exceeding of the limit supported by data management systems cannot be predicted. MySQL 8.0 offers database scalability at any time. Thus, the user can respond to unexpected scaling requests. In terms of data, spreading the database and application query load across multiple MySQL servers is quite doable. It is quite easy to add power to a MySQL cluster to meet the load.


MySQL 8.0 enables high speed transaction processing. It can cache the results, which improves read performance. Replication and clustering make the system scalable to handle heavy workloads. Indexing databases also speeds up the performance of SELECT command statements for large volumes.


Any failure or downtime of a database can have a direct impact on a company’s business and revenue. Therefore, availability is a factor that cannot be overlooked. MySQL 8.0 is quite reliable and has constant availability using cluster and replication configurations. Cluster servers instantly handle failures and failover to keep the system available almost all the time. If a server goes down, it will redirect the user’s request to another node and perform the requested operation.


MySQL 8.0 offers cross-platform flexibility. It can work on various platforms like Windows, Linux, Solaris, OS2, etc. It supports all major programming languages making it easy to integrate with C #, PHP, C ++, Perl, Python, Java, etc.

Microsoft SQL Server 2019, the strengths of the new version

Microsoft SQL Server has always been a benchmark and is the most popular DBMS, although the competition is currently more interesting for some companies. Indeed, the latest version has qualities in the same way as MySQL 8.0


What matters most to businesses is that a database management system can leverage large amounts of data as it grows. One of the main reasons for the performance of SQL Server 2019 is the very heavy  use of multicore processors. This translates into seemingly limitless data management capabilities allowing a growing business to make increasingly greater demands on its database.


Microsoft SQL Server 2019, as for a long time, offers a high level of security to elaborately control data access. It is also easy to encrypt all the data in a database.


If an outage or other issue occurs, Microsoft SQL Server 2019 has recovery features that activate automatically without administrator intervention. It will automatically start restoring the database to the user’s last login state.

If the purpose of having a database is to provide on-demand access to large amounts of data, reliability is essential.

Data accessible anywhere, at any time

Today, the employees of a company are not necessarily in the same place, working in a room or an office. Some companies choose to work from home. Microsoft SQL Server 2019 makes it easy to extract data when and where it’s needed, with built-in reporting tools that support the creation of slides and charts for rich and compelling presentations. Data can easily be transferred in conventional or Excel presentation modes, allowing project managers to quickly compile relevant data points into formats suitable for sharing with clients and partners.

With guaranteed 24/7 access, interactive reporting capabilities, and immediate database recovery in the event of a failure, Microsoft SQL Server wants to give users peace of mind.

Points of similarity between MySQL and Microsoft SQL Server

Since Microsoft SQL Server 2019 and MySQL 8.0 are relational database management systems, there are several similarities.

Database table

MySQL 8.0 and Microsoft SQL Server 2019 use the standard relational database table model to store data in columns and rows. (On a completely different model we have for example MongoDB).


A DBMS is the backbone of the operation of most businesses. It is responsible for storing and returning data as quickly as possible. MySQL 8.0 and Microsoft SQL Server 2019 offer high transaction processing speeds.

Popularity on the Web

With the exception of Oracle, MySQL 8.0 and Microsoft SQL Server 2019 are the most widely used database management systems, especially among web developers. Before registering to host a site, the administrator usually has the choice between these two database management systems.


Both of these systems can evolve with the business as it grows. They are suitable for small and large organisations and can support millions of transactions every day.

SQL syntax

The SQL (Structured Query Language) syntax of these two database management systems is similar, although the user should expect a few small differences.

Free Offer

Both products provide  free offers.

MySQL was originally free, before Oracle took it over. Resulting from an open source project, the Oracle publisher has still maintained a free edition and offers more complete editions for companies.

The open source community, for fear of Oracle’s decisions, has decided to create a fork (a parallel version) of MySQL: it is MariaDB.

Microsoft SQL Server offers a Community edition that can be used under certain conditions of the company’s income and with limitations (memory, power, storage) which, however, allow you to start a new project with confidence.

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