With that in mind here’s the Google search trend comparison between MySQL and PostgreSQL over the last 5 years. MySQL being blue, and PostgreSQL being red. We can infer three things from this.
- Interest in MySQL has been in a steady decline but is still the market leader.
- Interest in PostgreSQL has been in a slow but steady increase. T
- People don’t like researching databases over the Yuletide (Christmas) holiday.
It’s probably important to note we’re also missing out the other popularly term used for PostgreSQL – Postgres! By my reckoning if this trend continues (which I see no reason why it will not) PostgreSQL will overtake MySQL as the market leader.