• Anisha Sharma

A Comparative Study on MarkLogic Vs MySQL

What is MarkLogic?

It is a schema-based Enterprise NoSQL database innovation, coupled with a strong search and adaptable application administrations. MarkLogic is the main Enterprise NoSQL data base, bringing every one of the highlights you really want into a single unified framework: a record driven, blueprint based, structured, bunched, conditional, secure, data set server with built-in search and a full set-up of application administrations and services.

What is MySQL?

MySQL is the world's most well-known open-source data base. The MySQL programming conveys an exceptionally quick, multiple-thread, multiple-user, and powerful SQL (Structured Query Language) data base server. MySQL Server is planned for strategic, high end, heavy data set creation frameworks as well as for inserting into mass-deployed programming software.

Comparation Table

Parameters of Study



Latest Version

MarkLogic 10, released on May 2019, revised on October 2021

MySQL 8.0.28


  • Multi-model

  • NoSQL database

  • Ability to store, manage and search

  • JSON and XML documents

  • Semantic data

  • Open source

  • Relational database

  • Fast, reliable, scalable, and stable

  • Multi-user

  • Multi-threaded

  • Embedded systems


  • MarkLogic is a multi-model database

  • It is very easy to implement

  • Documentations for implementation is thorough and easy to interpret

  • Provides quick search and good overall security.

  • Can easily support large database size.

  • MySQL is open source

  • It is easy to use

  • Support is available

  • Industry standard

  • Inexpensive


  • Previous versions did not have option to be cloud based.

  • Can be pricey.

  • Cannot support very large data size efficiently.

  • Versions less than 5.0 cannot support ROLE, Stored procedures and COMMIT.

  • Not efficient in handling transactions.

  • Has stability issues.

  • Poor performance scaling.

  • It is dependent for most of its functionality on Add-ons.

Supported Languages

C#, .net, JavaScript

C++, Perl, PHP, ASP, C, JAVA, Python

XML Support



JSON Support



Database Model

Key Value DB

Relational Database


MarkLogic is commercial on Azure Cloud and AWS

It is open Source and licensed under GNU GPL.


Can be integrated with AWS and Azure for cloud services

Can be integrated with Oracle Cloud Services.

Implementation Language


C and C++

Operating Systems Supported

Linux, Windows, OS X, and more

AIX, HP-UX, OS/2 Warp, QNX, FreeBSD, BSDi, Oracle Solaris, UNIXWare, Microsoft Windows, and much more.

Integration or Access API

Mongo DB drivers, REST API

X DevAPI Connectors and APIs, Connector/J X DevAPI, Connector/Python X DevAPI, etc.



Not immediate

Notable Clients

JPMorgan, Johnson & Johnson, Chevron, US Army, ERIE Insurance Group, etc

Mostly startups and a few SMEs use MySQL.

Reviews by clients on their implementation of MarkLogic and MySQL

Chhean S. – Consultant in Computer Software

“MarkLogic is built from the ground up as a No-SQL XML document database, application server, and automatic built-in indexing for enterprise search. It scales horizontally because it was designed with a Map/Reduce architecture.”

Ross F. – Executive Sponsor in Computer Software

“MySql simply works and works well. It is exactly as described: a robust, relational DB which scales nicely to 100s of millions of rows. Plus, many web developers are familiar with using it so there is no shortage of expertise available. “

GC – Industry Analyst, Tech Writer in Computer Software

“Mark Logic needs some work with their triple store-based approach. Some of the SPARQL commands are to Mark Logic specific and not based on generally accepted methods.”

Anonymous – User in Accounting

“It’s not really enterprise friendly, the support is not up to par.”

From the reviews, it is clear that users have found MySQL easy to set up, use and administer but most of them have preferred MarkLogic for their business. Users felt MarkLogic meets their business needs better than MySQL in a unified way. The quality of the ongoing product support by MarkLogic has been proven to be better than MySQL.

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