databases

Rank

Sybase vs Oracle

  1. This database has a low footprint

    80% 20%
    Sybase 21 out of 26 picked Sybase over Oracle Oracle
  2. This database would be good for embedding in an application

    60% 40%
    Sybase 17 out of 28 picked Sybase over Oracle Oracle
  3. This database has a very restrictive data model

    57% 43%
    Sybase 11 out of 19 picked Sybase over Oracle Oracle
  4. This database is easy for non-programmers to use

    53% 47%
  5. This database has an unusual data model

    52% 48%
    Sybase 11 out of 21 picked Sybase over Oracle Oracle
  6. This database is very easy to get started with

    46% 54%
    Sybase 14 out of 26 picked Oracle over Sybase Oracle
  7. It is easy to construct ad-hoc queries against this database

    45% 55%
    Sybase 13 out of 24 picked Oracle over Sybase Oracle
  8. This database is good for querying graph structures

    40% 60%
    Sybase 12 out of 20 picked Oracle over Sybase Oracle
  9. This database has a very flexible data model

    39% 61%
    Sybase 14 out of 23 picked Oracle over Sybase Oracle
  10. This database is good for performing many small operations on data

    38% 62%
    Sybase 11 out of 18 picked Oracle over Sybase Oracle
  11. This database can be a bit arcane

    38% 62%
    Sybase 16 out of 26 picked Oracle over Sybase Oracle
  12. This database has very good read performance

    35% 65%
    Sybase 13 out of 20 picked Oracle over Sybase Oracle
  13. This database is good for querying time series

    33% 67%
  14. This database has very good write performance

    31% 69%
    Sybase 13 out of 19 picked Oracle over Sybase Oracle
  15. I am familiar with this database

    31% 69%
    Sybase 88 out of 128 picked Oracle over Sybase Oracle
  16. This database has a good community around it

    30% 70%
    Sybase 18 out of 26 picked Oracle over Sybase Oracle
  17. This database is good at high concurrency reads

    28% 72%
    Sybase 15 out of 21 picked Oracle over Sybase Oracle
  18. This database has a good story for replication

    28% 72%
    Sybase 18 out of 25 picked Oracle over Sybase Oracle
  19. This database is highly scalable

    26% 74%
    Sybase 19 out of 26 picked Oracle over Sybase Oracle
  20. This database is good at high concurrency writes

    26% 74%
    Sybase 17 out of 23 picked Oracle over Sybase Oracle
  21. This database is very reliable

    25% 75%
    Sybase 20 out of 27 picked Oracle over Sybase Oracle
  22. There are good open source tools for working with this database

    25% 75%
    Sybase 21 out of 28 picked Oracle over Sybase Oracle
  23. There are bindings for a variety of different languages to talk to this database

    22% 78%
    Sybase 17 out of 22 picked Oracle over Sybase Oracle
  24. This database is good for performing complex operations on large amounts of data

    16% 84%
    Sybase 15 out of 18 picked Oracle over Sybase Oracle
  25. There are good commercial tools for working with this database

    15% 85%
    Sybase 16 out of 19 picked Oracle over Sybase Oracle
  26. This database is good for heavily mathematical operations on data

    14% 86%

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 Oracle 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.