APPENDIX A

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Database Survey

In this appendix I’ve provided a short description for the major database systems covered in this book.

There are currently a huge number of database managements systems in use: The DB-Engines site (http://db-engines.com/en/ranking) ranks database systems according to their popularity using website references, search frequency, job postings, social network and Stack Overflow mentions. They track more than 250 systems, of which more than 100 achieve a non-trivial score (a score greater than 1.0 using their ranking scheme). Obviously I can’t include all of them here, and the choice of databases in this appendix—and within ...

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