databases

Rank

Sybase vs MSSQL Server

  1. This database has a low footprint

    70% 30%
  2. This database has an unusual data model

    58% 42%
  3. This database is good for heavily mathematical operations on data

    57% 43%
  4. This database is easy for non-programmers to use

    50% 50%
  5. This database is very reliable

    50% 50%
  6. This database is highly scalable

    48% 52%
  7. This database has very good write performance

    47% 53%
  8. This database is good at high concurrency writes

    46% 54%
  9. This database would be good for embedding in an application

    45% 55%
  10. This database has very good read performance

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

    42% 58%
  12. It is easy to construct ad-hoc queries against this database

    42% 58%
  13. This database is good for querying graph structures

    42% 58%
  14. There are good open source tools for working with this database

    41% 59%
  15. This database has a very restrictive data model

    37% 63%
  16. This database is good at high concurrency reads

    37% 63%
  17. This database is very easy to get started with

    36% 64%
  18. This database has a good story for replication

    36% 64%
  19. This database has a very flexible data model

    34% 66%
  20. This database is good for querying time series

    33% 67%
  21. This database is good for performing complex operations on large amounts of data

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

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

    31% 69%
  24. This database is good for performing many small operations on data

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

    26% 74%
  26. There are good commercial tools for working with this database

    22% 78%

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 MSSQL Server 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.