This is one of the more bizarre rankings of database distributions I think I’ve seen. Instead of ranking a database on features, support and price, this web site rates them on:
- Number of search engine queries (*)
- Google Trends
- Stack Overflow and DBA Stack Exchange
- Job sites
(*) no wonder SQL Server is so high up there – there have to be a gazillion Google search results for “how do I migrate from SQL Server to Oracle”!
I’d dismiss this as a thoroughly pointless exercise/use of social media, but look at where Teradata, Netezza, Greenplum and Azure SQL are on the list 🙂
In case you’re wondering, MarkLogic – which is NOT a registered trademark of MarkData (TM, all rights reserved) – is the 35th most popular database distribution. This puts it higher than Ingres, Greenplum, Accumlo, Redshift, TimesTen, Oracle NoSQL, BerkleyDB and Percona Server.
I can only assume this popularity is down to people confusing it with MarkData 🙂
There are a large number of highly qualified candidates for the title of “most bizarre database name”, though I suspect most of these are just made-up to make the list longer:
- JustOneDB – what if I want TWO databases?
- Bangdb – at least I’ve still got KER-SPLAT and KER-PLOW for my MarkData (Big Data) vaporware tools…
- SmallSQL – I wonder if they have a Big Data offering?
- RocksDB – if it was “DBRocks” or “DBARocks”, I’d be more curious…
- Kyoto Cabinet – ???
- HamsterDB – does it just sit there and spin?
- Project Voldemort – now I KNOW they’re just making stuff up…
- Tokyo Tyrant – ???
- Northgate Reality – sounds like a real estate company!
- RethinkDB – lacking in conviction?
- NonStop SQL – what if I LIKE my queries to complete?
- GT.M – I wonder what O/S this runs on…
- Model 204
- LucidDB – as opposed to … ?
- Sesame – “OPEN SESAME (RESETLOGS)”