The annual DBEngines ranking have just been updated, with PostgreSQL winning the “DBMS of the Year 2017” award.
PostgreSQL was a runner up last year.
So across the year, we have made more gains in popularity than all other databases. Looking at the detail we see that all of the other 4 databases that make up the Top 5 have reduced in popularity from last year. PostgreSQL has gone up, others have gone down.
What’s even more interesting, is that PostgreSQL is the only database in the top 5 systems that has increased steadily over the last 4 years.
Slow, steady progress. The word is out!
Why is that? PostgreSQL is multi-talented, offering relational features when needed, as well as JSON features for document-centric apps, full text search, GIS functionality, graph database and many other use cases. And it keeps getting better, year on year, with a steady rhythm of improvements. And a clear roadmap of new features in development.