databases

Rank

MySQL vs BerkeleyDB

  1. This database is easy for non-programmers to use

    82% 18%
  2. This database has a good community around it

    80% 20%
  3. There are good open source tools for working with this database

    80% 20%
  4. I am familiar with this database

    80% 20%
  5. This database has a good story for replication

    78% 22%
  6. It is easy to construct ad-hoc queries against this database

    73% 27%
  7. There are bindings for a variety of different languages to talk to this database

    73% 27%
  8. There are good commercial tools for working with this database

    72% 28%
  9. This database is good for performing complex operations on large amounts of data

    70% 30%
  10. This database is very easy to get started with

    70% 30%
  11. This database is highly scalable

    69% 31%
  12. This database is good for heavily mathematical operations on data

    68% 32%
  13. This database is good for querying time series

    60% 40%
  14. This database is good at high concurrency writes

    59% 41%
  15. This database is good for querying graph structures

    55% 45%
  16. This database is good at high concurrency reads

    54% 46%
  17. This database has a very flexible data model

    52% 48%
  18. This database is very reliable

    50% 50%
  19. This database has very good write performance

    50% 50%
  20. This database has a very restrictive data model

    47% 53%
  21. This database has very good read performance

    46% 54%
  22. This database is good for performing many small operations on data

    45% 55%
  23. This database can be a bit arcane

    36% 64%
  24. This database has an unusual data model

    35% 65%
  25. This database has a low footprint

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

    18% 82%

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 MySQL and BerkeleyDB 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.