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Ranking of the most popular database management systems worldwide, as of February 2018

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Most popular database management systems worldwide 2018 The statistic shows the popularity ranking of the ten most popular database management systems (DBMSs), as of Feburary 2018. According to the source, the three most popular database management systems were each approximately three times more popular than the next nearest DBMS. Oracle was the most popular system according to the source's criteria, with a ranking score of 1,303.
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The statistic shows the popularity ranking of the ten most popular database management systems (DBMSs), as of Feburary 2018. According to the source, the three most popular database management systems were each approximately three times more popular than the next nearest DBMS. Oracle was the most popular system according to the source's criteria, with a ranking score of 1,303.
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Release date
February 2018
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Worldwide
Survey time period
February 2018
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* According to the source, the ranking is a broadly a measure of the following parameters:
  • website mentions;
  • search frequency;
  • technical discussion frequency;
  • current job offers;
  • professional network profiles;
  • social network relevance.
    The source indicates that, according to their criteria, "when system A has twice as large a value in the DB-Engines Ranking as system B, then it is twice as popular when averaged over the individual evaluation criteria... [T]he popularity score is always a relative value, which should be interpreted in comparison with other systems only."
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