Abstract: The enormous amount of data flow has made  Relation Database Management System the most important and popular tools for persistence of data. While open-source RDBMS systems are not as widely used as proprietary systems like Oracle DB or SQL Server, but over the years, systems like MySQL have gained massive popularity. In a stereotypical view, SQL Server is considered to be an enterprise-level tool, MySQL has carved a niche as a backend for website development. This  paper is an attempt to set a benchmark in comparing  the performance of MySQL against SQL Server in Windows Environment. To test and evaluate the performance the Resort Management System named Repose is considered. The result shows  that SQL Server is still a significantly better performer when compared to MySQL.


Keywords: MySQL, SQL Server, Performance Analysis,Repose.