What are some alternatives?
PostgreSQL - PostgreSQL is a powerful, open source object-relational database system.
Backup Bird - Backup Bird helps server administrators to backup files and databases in a secure and easy way.
SQLite - SQLite Home Page
Iperius Backup - backup software for Windows
MongoDB - MongoDB (from "humongous") is a scalable, high-performance, open source NoSQL database.
MariaDB - An enhanced, drop-in replacement for MySQL