Relational Database Popularity Ranking

While planing and developing features for Flyway, I often wonder how the different relational databases supported by Flyway stack up in terms of popularity.

These are the results based on Google Analytics page view counts of the database-specific pages in the docs.

This is a very imprecise measure at best, so take it with a grain of salt.

Ranking based on the analytics data from 2013-01-01 until 2013-03-23:

  1. Oracle
  2. MySQL
  3. PostgreSQL
  4. SQL Server
  5. H2
  6. Google Cloud SQL
  7. DB2
  8. Hsql
  9. Derby
Pie Chart

 

Three big eye-openers for me so far:

  • The Oracle dominance is even stronger than I thought
  • H2 is more popular than Hsql and Derby, combined
  • Google Cloud SQL is surprisingly well represented

 

What do you think? Does this match your experience?

 


Axel

About Axel Fontaine

I'm the founder and CEO of Boxfuse GmbH. Boxfuse turns your JVM app into a secure & immutable machine image in seconds, which can be run both on your laptop and in the cloud.

I'm also the founder and project lead of Flyway, the open-source database migration tool.

Additionally I regularly speak at many large international conferences including JavaOne, Devoxx, Jfokus, JavaZone, JAX, ...

You can find me on Twitter as @axelfontaine

 

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