MariaDB strengthens its position in the open source RDBMS market
by Matthias Gelbmann, 5 April 2018
MariaDB has reached a new all-time high in the DB-Engines Ranking, climbing to rank 14, up from rank 18 one year ago and from rank 25 three years ago. That is roughly a tripling of its popularity score in the last three years.» more
PostgreSQL is the DBMS of the Year 2017
by Paul Andlinger, Matthias Gelbmann, 2 January 2018
PostgreSQL is the database management system that gained more popularity in our DB-Engines Ranking within the last year than any of the other 341 monitored systems.
We thus declare PostgreSQL as the DBMS of the Year 2017.
Big gains for Relational Database Management Systems in DB-Engines Ranking
by Matthias Gelbmann, 2 February 2016
All of the 5 DBMSs that saw the biggest gains last month are relational systems. This confirms a trend we noticed since a half year.» more
Winners, losers and an attractive newcomer in Novembers DB-Engines ranking
by Paul Andlinger, 2 November 2015
Oracle, MongoDB, MySQL, ElasticSearch, Cassandra and MariaDB are the winners in the current ranking.
IBM's DB2 and IBM dashDB show converse performances.» more
MySQL won the April ranking; did its forks follow?
by Paul Andlinger, 1 April 2015
MySQL is the clear winner of the April ranking, but the various forks do not show a uniform performance.» more
Has MySQL finally lost its mojo?
by Matthias Gelbmann, 1 July 2013
MySQL lost rank 2 to Microsoft SQL Server in the DB-Engines ranking. Is this a temporary fluctuation in popularity as we have seen it before, or is this more?» more