Postgres is the coolest database – Reason #1: Developers love it!

PostgreSQL has been my livelihood since 2004 – so I am naturally biased in its favor. I think it is the coolest piece of software on the planet, and I am not alone.


PostgreSQL DBMS of the year 2018PostgreSQL DBMS of the year 2017

See those 2 badges up there? That’s 2 years in a row. DB-Engines monitors a total of 343 databases and their trends. For each of 2017 and 2018, DB-Engines states that PostgreSQL gained more popularity in their rankings than any other database – hence the award.

This is no small feat. DB-Engines has a complex methodology of calculating popularity including search engine queries, technical discussions on popular forums, related job offers, and social media trends. Coming out on top 2 years in a row shows how much technologists love Postgres.

Stack Overflow

You Google for the solution of a problem you are facing. Chances are the first hit you are going to get will be a link from Stack Overflow. Millions of registered users interact hundreds of thousands of times every day answering questions, sharing knowledge, and making technology so much more easy to use for fellow enthusiasts.

Stack Overflow runs a survey each year asking the developer community about their favorite technologies. Want to guess what I am driving at?

That’s the result of over 100,000 technology enthusiasts from across the world coming together and loving PostgreSQL.

Hacker News

Hacker news – run by Y Combinator, one of the top USA accelerators since 2005 – is another forum that brings together technology enthusiasts from all around the world.

Do I really need to label the blue line? 😉

The graph above posts trends over the past 8 years and compares popularity between MySQL, SQL Server, MongoDB, and our rising star – PostgreSQL. And just look at how it is rising!

Postgres is definitely the coolest database out there, and this is only reason #1 🙂

Stay tuned for more!

Reason #2: The License
Reason #3: No Vendor Lock-in
Reason #4: It is extendable

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