MySQL is the DBMS of the Year 2019
by Matthias Gelbmann, Paul Andlinger, 3 January 2020
MySQL is the database management system that gained more popularity in our DB-Engines Ranking within the last year than any of the other 350 monitored systems.
We thus declare MySQL as the DBMS of the Year 2019.
The struggle for the hegemony in Oracle's database empire
by Paul Andlinger, 2 May 2017
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.» more
Architecting eCommerce Platforms for Zero Downtime on Black Friday and Beyond
by Tony Branson (guest author), 25 November 2016
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.» more
MySQL, PostgreSQL and Redis are the winners of the March ranking
by Paul Andlinger, 2 March 2016
While the open-source DBMS show a very good performance in this months ranking, we monitor some popularity drops for the large commercial systems.» more
Oracle is the DBMS of the Year
by Paul Andlinger, Matthias Gelbmann, 5 January 2016
Oracle is the database management system that gained more popularity in our DB-Engines Ranking within the last year than any of the other 290 monitored systems.
We thus declare Oracle as the DBMS of the Year 2015.
The openCypher Project: Help Shape the SQL for Graphs
by Emil Eifrem (guest author), 22 December 2015
Learn how you can get involved with the graph database community’s newest collaboration: the openCypher project, an open source query language for graphs.» 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
MongoDB and PostgreSQL struggle for the lead of the chasing group in the popularity ranking
by Paul Andlinger, 1 July 2015
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.» 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
Graph DBMS increased their popularity by 500% within the last 2 years
by Paul Andlinger, 3 March 2015
Graph DBMS show an extraordinary momentum and are making their way into enterprises.» more
Oracle and Cassandra increase their DB-Engines Ranking score
by Paul Andlinger, 2 January 2013
Among the top 10 DB engines, only Oracle and Cassandra could increase their popularity score, while MySQL regained rank 2 from SQL Server.» more
Microsoft SQL Server regained rank 2 in the DB-Engines popularity ranking
by Matthias Gelbmann, 3 December 2012
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.» more
New DB-Engines Ranking shows the popularity of database management systems
by Matthias Gelbmann, Paul Andlinger, 3 October 2012
Oracle is the most popular DBMS, MongoDB is the most popular NoSQL system.» more