Oracle MySQL – Editions and pricing
Given the fact that MySQL software programs are available through the open source licensing model and through a commercial licensing model, the database administrators need to find out which MySQL Edition is in use, to see if you’re compliant. They do this by connecting to the database and running a specific command.
The output will indicate if there is a community edition or a commercial edition. The main MySQL editions are MySQL Standard Edition, MySQL Enterprise Edition, MySQL Classic Edition, MySQL Cluster CGE and MySQL Community Edition. All of them combine features, management tools and technical support for different fees, if they are commercial, or have support from a wide community of open source developers, if they are free.
Regarding the pricing model, MySQL Classic, Standard and Enterprise Edition perpetual licenses are only available for distribution by independent solution providers/partners from Oracle Corporation that entered into an Application Specific Full Use Program Distribution Agreement or Embedded Software License Distribution Agreement with Oracle.
In our latest white paper “Oracle MySQL – Free vs. Commercial” you will find information on MySQL editions and the pricing model. It also provides you with advice on how to make the best use of it. If you still have any questions, feel free to contact us and one of our specialists will get back to you.
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