The results are in from Evans Data Corp.’s first survey on database user preferences — and Oracle has made a clean sweep.
Oracle (version 10g or later) ranked number one in all 13 categories of the survey, which polled over 1,400 database users in December 2007. According to Evans Data., a market research firm, most of those polled were users of several database systems. They were asked about their satisfaction with the following:
- Security features
- Isolation of transactions
- Durability of transactions
- Quality of data modeling tools
- Support for XML
- Multi platform support
- Quality of management tools included in the database
- Quality of available 3rd party management tools
- Programming language support
The closest Oracle came to any of its competitors (which included My SQL, Microsoft SQL Server, and IBM DB2, among others) was a tie with IBM in one category.
In this InformationWeek article, Evans Data CEO John Andrews is quoted as saying: “The most glaring item that we took away from this research is that in 23 years we’ve never had one vendor come out number one in all categories.”
So, what do you think? Are you running multiple databases and surprised by these results? Which category’s win surprises you the most? Let us know your thoughts.