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Big gains for Relational Database Management Systems in DB-Engines Ranking
These are the top 5 systems, sorted by popularity increase in January:
- MySQL gained 21.87 scoring points in January, after being more or less stagnant for two years.
- PostgreSQL comes next, reaching an all-time popularity high in our ranking.
- Microsoft SQL Server was pretty much on a downwards trend until last summer, but they somehow managed to reverse that trend since then.
- SQLite has established itself firmly in the top 10.
- MariaDB is the lowest ranking system amongst the big monthly winners at rank #23, continuing its steady growth in popularity we saw in the last 3 years.
Although some RDBMSs, most notably Oracle, DB2 and SAP Adaptive Server are also amongst the biggest losers this month, there is a remarkable trend for relational systems to gain popularity in the last 6 months. If we look at the database model ranking, we see that non-relational systems such as Graph DBMS, Wide Column Stores and Document Stores are the long-term winners. However, zooming into the RDBMS chart shows a reverse short-term trend.
RDBMS popularity, Jan 2013 = 100
There couldn't be anything better for the data processing community as a whole than a fierce competition amongst a variety of systems. That's what we see at the moment.
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