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Sybase vs Derby

  1. This database has very good write performance

    80% 20%
    Sybase 4 out of 5 picked Sybase over Derby Derby
  2. This database is very reliable

    80% 20%
    Sybase 4 out of 5 picked Sybase over Derby Derby
  3. This database is good at high concurrency writes

    80% 20%
    Sybase 4 out of 5 picked Sybase over Derby Derby
  4. This database is good at high concurrency reads

    80% 20%
    Sybase 4 out of 5 picked Sybase over Derby Derby
  5. This database is good for querying graph structures

    66% 34%
    Sybase 4 out of 6 picked Sybase over Derby Derby
  6. It is easy to construct ad-hoc queries against this database

    66% 34%
    Sybase 4 out of 6 picked Sybase over Derby Derby
  7. This database is highly scalable

    66% 34%
    Sybase 4 out of 6 picked Sybase over Derby Derby
  8. This database has a low footprint

    60% 40%
    Sybase 3 out of 5 picked Sybase over Derby Derby
  9. There are good open source tools for working with this database

    57% 43%
    Sybase 4 out of 7 picked Sybase over Derby Derby
  10. This database has an unusual data model

    50% 50%
    Sybase 3 out of 6 each for Derby and Sybase Derby
  11. This database can be a bit arcane

    42% 58%
    Sybase 4 out of 7 picked Derby over Sybase Derby
  12. This database has a good story for replication

    40% 60%
    Sybase 3 out of 5 picked Derby over Sybase Derby
  13. This database has very good read performance

    40% 60%
    Sybase 3 out of 5 picked Derby over Sybase Derby
  14. This database is good for performing complex operations on large amounts of data

    40% 60%
    Sybase 3 out of 5 picked Derby over Sybase Derby
  15. This database has a good community around it

    40% 60%
    Sybase 3 out of 5 picked Derby over Sybase Derby
  16. I am familiar with this database

    40% 60%
    Sybase 21 out of 35 picked Derby over Sybase Derby
  17. There are bindings for a variety of different languages to talk to this database

    33% 67%
    Sybase 4 out of 6 picked Derby over Sybase Derby
  18. This database is very easy to get started with

    28% 72%
    Sybase 5 out of 7 picked Derby over Sybase Derby
  19. This database is easy for non-programmers to use

    19% 81%
    Sybase 4 out of 5 picked Derby over Sybase Derby
  20. This database would be good for embedding in an application

    16% 84%
    Sybase 5 out of 6 picked Derby over Sybase Derby
  21. This database has a very restrictive data model

    50% 50%
    Sybase 2 out of 4 each for Derby and Sybase Derby
  22. This database is good for performing many small operations on data

    50% 50%
    Sybase 2 out of 4 each for Derby and Sybase Derby
  23. This database is good for heavily mathematical operations on data

    33% 67%
    Sybase 2 out of 3 picked Derby over Sybase Derby
  24. This database has a very flexible data model

    33% 67%
    Sybase 2 out of 3 picked Derby over Sybase Derby
  25. There are good commercial tools for working with this database

    33% 67%
    Sybase 2 out of 3 picked Derby over Sybase Derby
  26. This database is good for querying time series

    100%
    Sybase 3 out of 3 picked Derby over Sybase Derby

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 Sybase and Derby 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.