databases

Rank

MSSQL Server vs Flat files

  1. This database is good for performing complex operations on large amounts of data

    92% 8%
  2. There are good commercial tools for working with this database

    89% 11%
  3. This database is good at high concurrency writes

    81% 19%
  4. It is easy to construct ad-hoc queries against this database

    81% 19%
  5. This database is highly scalable

    80% 20%
  6. This database is good for heavily mathematical operations on data

    78% 22%
  7. This database is good at high concurrency reads

    78% 22%
  8. This database has a good story for replication

    75% 25%
  9. This database is good for querying graph structures

    73% 27%
  10. This database is very reliable

    73% 27%
  11. This database is good for querying time series

    71% 29%
  12. This database has a good community around it

    71% 29%
  13. This database has very good write performance

    67% 33%
  14. I am familiar with this database

    58% 42%
  15. This database has very good read performance

    58% 42%
  16. This database is good for performing many small operations on data

    56% 44%
  17. This database has a very restrictive data model

    51% 49%
  18. This database has a very flexible data model

    49% 51%
  19. There are bindings for a variety of different languages to talk to this database

    46% 54%
  20. This database is easy for non-programmers to use

    41% 59%
  21. This database can be a bit arcane

    40% 60%
  22. This database has an unusual data model

    31% 69%
  23. This database is very easy to get started with

    28% 72%
  24. There are good open source tools for working with this database

    23% 77%
  25. This database would be good for embedding in an application

    15% 85%
  26. This database has a low footprint

    8% 92%

What's going on here?

The absolute rankings are interesting for large scale comparisons but when you want to know about two specific languages it's much more informative to look at how the two fare when they go directly head to head.

Here are all the statements which we've got enough comparisons between MSSQL Server and Flat files to be meaningful and which of the two our users picked.

The order in which we're presenting them is a little arbitrary (sorry), but we've tried to put the things which they're both good at first so as to give you the most interesting picture of it.