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Graduating from Single Server Databases

The database market has evolved over the decades on the incredible efforts of several single server databases including Oracle, Microsoft SQL Server, PostgreSQL, MySQL, and MariaDB. There are many more; however, these few have furthered the industry with a recipe for building robust transactional systems.

In fact, Oracle and Microsoft SQL Server, by far the two most popular commercial single server databases, are the driving forces behind the combined 65 percent market share for the two companies.

Single server databases provide an architectural simplicity that is hard to beat. You have a single process running on Server 1, then Server 2 provides high availability.

So why change?