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MariaDB strengthens its position in the open source RDBMS market
by Matthias Gelbmann, 5 April 2018
Tags: MariaDB, MySQL, Open source DBMS, Relational DBMS

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.

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The struggle for the hegemony in Oracle's database empire
by Paul Andlinger, 2 May 2017
Tags: Microsoft SQL Server, MySQL, Oracle

Oracle's flagship RDBMS and its open source competitor MySQL fight for being the most popular database management system. But the DB-Engines ranking indicates that other systems may benefit from this race.

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Microsoft SQL Server is the DBMS of the Year
by Matthias Gelbmann, Paul Andlinger, 4 January 2017
Tags: DBMS of the year, Microsoft SQL Server, MySQL, PostgreSQL

Microsoft SQL Server is the database management system that gained more popularity in our DB-Engines Ranking within the last year than any of the other 315 monitored systems.
We thus declare Microsoft SQL Server as the DBMS of the Year 2016.

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Architecting eCommerce Platforms for Zero Downtime on Black Friday and Beyond
by Tony Branson (guest author), 25 November 2016
Tags: Microsoft SQL Server, MySQL, Oracle, Scalability

Find out how to avoid downtime on Black Friday, find the best database design for your site, learn how to leverage Database Load Balancing to get your desired results.

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MySQL, PostgreSQL and Redis are the winners of the March ranking
by Paul Andlinger, 2 March 2016
Tags: 4D, DB2, Elasticsearch, Microsoft SQL Server, MySQL, Neo4j, Open source DBMS, Oracle, PostgreSQL, Realm, Redis

While the open-source DBMS show a very good performance in this months ranking, we monitor some popularity drops for the large commercial systems.

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Big gains for Relational Database Management Systems in DB-Engines Ranking
by Matthias Gelbmann, 2 February 2016
Tags: DB-Engines Ranking, MariaDB, Microsoft SQL Server, MySQL, PostgreSQL, Relational DBMS, SQLite

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.

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Winners, losers and an attractive newcomer in Novembers DB-Engines ranking
by Paul Andlinger, 2 November 2015
Tags: Cassandra, DB2, Elasticsearch, IBM dashDB, MariaDB, MongoDB, MySQL, Oracle

Oracle, MongoDB, MySQL, ElasticSearch, Cassandra and MariaDB are the winners in the current ranking.

IBM's DB2 and IBM dashDB show converse performances.

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MongoDB and PostgreSQL struggle for the lead of the chasing group in the popularity ranking
by Paul Andlinger, 1 July 2015
Tags: Cassandra, Microsoft SQL Server, MongoDB, MySQL, Oracle, PostgreSQL

MongoDB regained the 4th rank from PostgreSQL this month and is one of the three systems within the top 10 which could improve their score.

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MySQL won the April ranking; did its forks follow?
by Paul Andlinger, 1 April 2015
Tags: Drizzle, MariaDB, Microsoft SQL Server, MySQL, Oracle, Percona Server, WebScaleSQL

MySQL is the clear winner of the April ranking, but the various forks do not show a uniform performance.

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MongoDB climbs to rank 6 in the DB-Engines Ranking, overtaking Microsoft Access
by Matthias Gelbmann, 2 August 2013
Tags: DB2, MongoDB, MySQL, PostgreSQL

MongoDB, the most popular NoSQL database in our ranking, continues to increase its score and rank.

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Has MySQL finally lost its mojo?
by Matthias Gelbmann, 1 July 2013
Tags: Drizzle, MariaDB, Microsoft SQL Server, MySQL, Percona Server

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?

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Oracle and Cassandra increase their DB-Engines Ranking score
by Paul Andlinger, 2 January 2013
Tags: Cassandra, DB-Engines Ranking, Microsoft SQL Server, MySQL, Oracle

Among the top 10 DB engines, only Oracle and Cassandra could increase their popularity score, while MySQL regained rank 2 from SQL Server.

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Microsoft SQL Server regained rank 2 in the DB-Engines popularity ranking
by Matthias Gelbmann, 3 December 2012
Tags: DB2, Microsoft Access, Microsoft SQL Server, MongoDB, MySQL, Oracle, PostgreSQL

After it slipped last month to rank 3 behind MySQL, SQL Server is back to position 2 in our December ranking with a very small difference in the scores.

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