databases

Rank

Sybase vs Flat files

  1. This database is good at high concurrency writes

    80% 20%
  2. It is easy to construct ad-hoc queries against this database

    77% 23%
  3. There are good commercial tools for working with this database

    76% 24%
  4. This database is good at high concurrency reads

    75% 25%
  5. This database has a good story for replication

    70% 30%
  6. This database is very reliable

    69% 31%
  7. This database has very good write performance

    69% 31%
  8. This database is good for performing complex operations on large amounts of data

    66% 34%
  9. This database is good for querying graph structures

    64% 36%
  10. This database is good for performing many small operations on data

    63% 37%
  11. This database has a very flexible data model

    63% 37%
  12. This database is highly scalable

    61% 39%
  13. This database can be a bit arcane

    57% 43%
  14. This database has very good read performance

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

    55% 45%
  16. This database has a good community around it

    55% 45%
  17. This database has an unusual data model

    40% 60%
  18. This database has a low footprint

    38% 62%
  19. I am familiar with this database

    33% 67%
  20. There are bindings for a variety of different languages to talk to this database

    33% 67%
  21. This database would be good for embedding in an application

    27% 73%
  22. There are good open source tools for working with this database

    18% 82%
  23. This database is very easy to get started with

    17% 83%
  24. This database is easy for non-programmers to use

    16% 84%
  25. This database is good for heavily mathematical operations on data

    75% 25%
  26. This database is good for querying time series

    25% 75%

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 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.