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Oracle Database Alternatives

Oracle Database is described as 'delivers industry leading performance, scalability, security and reliability on a choice of clustered or single-servers running Windows, Linux, and UNIX' and is a relational database in the development category. There are more than 50 alternatives to Oracle Database for a variety of platforms, including Linux, Windows, Mac, BSD and Online / Web-based. The best alternative is PostgreSQL, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Oracle Database are SQLite, MongoDB, Tibero and MySQL Community Edition.

Oracle Database alternatives are mainly Relational Databases but may also be Database Managers or Help Desk Apps. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Oracle Database.
This page was last updated Feb 14, 2022
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  1. PostgreSQL

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD

    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.

    PostgreSQL vs Oracle Database opinions
    Almost everyone thinks PostgreSQL is a great alternative to Oracle Database.

    First of all its most comparable to Oracle compared to the other solutions in this list. You are not limited to JSON, don't neet to jump to NoSQL. This doesn't mean that PostgreSQL is a FOSS alternative to Oracle. Programming in the database is quite different.

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  2. SQLite

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Self-Hosted

    SQLite is a software library that implements a self-contained, serverless, zero-configuration, transactional SQL database engine. SQLite is the most widely deployed SQL database engine in the world. The source code for SQLite is in the public domain.

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  3. MongoDB

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • BSD

    MongoDB is a document database with the scalability and flexibility that you want with the querying and indexing that you need

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  4. Tibero

    • Windows
    • Linux

    Tibero provides enterprise performance and scalability, database reliability through clustering, improved data security through stronger keys and expanded encryption.

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    Tibero vs Oracle Database opinions
    Almost everyone thinks Tibero is a great alternative to Oracle Database.

    Tibero is the most Oracle compatible database on the market and Oracle DBA's will find it very similar both architecturally and look and feel to what they are used to.

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    garybirtwell

    Cheaper and lower total cost of ownership

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    dbgeek

    It is more stable and efficient, most of Oracle DB Options are available and we were able to migrate our PL/SQL without changes. Truly recommend it if you use VMware or planning to use the Cloud.

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  5. MySQL Community Edition

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD

    MySQL Community Edition is a freely downloadable version of the world's most popular open source database that is supported by an active community of open source developers and enthusiasts.



  6. Sequel Pro is a fast, easy-to-use Mac database management application for working with MySQL databases.

    Discontinued

    No releases since 2016. Difficulty with newer OSes cause the app to crash when closing a connection.

  7. Microsoft SQL Server

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Windows
    • Linux

    SQL Server delivers on Microsoft’s Data Platform vision by helping your organization manage your data by enabling you to store data from structured, semi-structured, and unstructured documents within the database.

    Microsoft SQL Server vs Oracle Database opinions
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    SQL Server is so good like Oracle.

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  8. Apache Cassandra

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • Amazon Web Services
    • Google Cloud Platform
    • Microsoft Azure

    Apache Cassandra has become the leading NoSQL platform driving many of today's modern business applications by offering continuous availability, high scalability and performance, strong security, and operational simplicity while lowering the overall cost of ownership.

  9. RethinkDB

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD

    The open-source database for the realtime web.

  10. Database .NET

    • Free PersonalProprietary
    • Windows

    Database .NET is an innovative, powerful and intuitive multiple database management tool.

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