This is not the same as: Should we allow, even encourage, "feature comparison style" questions?
Do we want to support questions such as:
- MySQL vs MariaDB
- Postgres vs MySQL
- Oracle vs MSSQL
(I'm not going to list the entire potential cross-set)
Poking around, I've come across this list of questions. Year and link provided so we can track/consider site-age trends. If you find other links, please feel free to edit and add them here. Unvoted means less than 3 votes, downvoted/upvoted is more than 3
Downvoted, not closed
Unvoted, not closed
- 2014 PostgreSQL 9.3 on Ubuntu Server 12.04 v.s. MS SQL Server 2008 R2 on Windows 7 Ultima
- 2013 Partitioning MySQL vs PostgreSQL
- 2012 Data Base Administration Oracle vs MySql? (NARQ)
- 2012 Commercial database systems versus open source database systems (NC)
- 2013 Postgresql vs MySQL - Which is better for join queries & writing data(inserts) (POB)
- 2014 Performance Benchmark - MySQL vs PostgreSQL (POB)
- 2016 Why or Why Not Would MongoDB Be a Good Choice for a Flashcard RESTful API Backend (POB)
Upvoted, not closed
- 2011 Infrastructure for Highly Concurrent, High Write DB
- 2012 PostgreSQL vs. MySQL - Advantages / Disadvantages with a spatial component
- 2012 Is MariaDB a suitable drop in replacement for MySQL on a standard LAMP stack?
- 2013 SQL Server Express vs. Oracle Express Edition vs DB2 Express-C
- 2013 NoSQL, CouchDB vs. CouchBase, What should i do?
- 2011 https://dba.stackexchange.com/questions/274/feature-comparison-oracle-database-and-microsoft-sql-server/ (OT)
Then there's a new question just asked today that is at risk of being closed: https://dba.stackexchange.com/questions/159007/in-what-ways-is-sql-server-2016-less-standards-compliant-than-postgresql-9-6
I want to make sure how we as a site feel about these. I know that SO has a no-shopping-list questions policy, and this feels like a shopping-list.
However, it's also a way for various experts to weigh in for the benefit of future googling, to help everyone, and so we can provide canonical answers that can evolve over time.
To that end, if we are going to adopt them, then let's also set up a preferred format, what we are looking for in a solid question and a solid answer, so we can at least let people get started asking them.