As many of you have noticed, I have been flirting a lot with open source database lately. I am no longer spending much time going to SQL Server conferences.
About two years ago, I decided that it is time to diversify my knowledge and spend more time with other database products. Back then, this was largely based on a hunch that Open Source is now getting to the point where it is worth looking into. I didn’t really have any data to back up my decision to lower my investment in SQL Server – it was mostly intuition, a feeling for the zeitgeist.
Today, I wanted to assess where things are. It is difficult to get information about the popularity of databases that is not heavily biased, so I decided to mash up some data myself.