The surge in PostgreSQL and MySQL popularity owes much to its adoption by major cloud providers. Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud now offer managed PostgreSQL and MySQL services, streamlining database deployment and management. AWS highlighted the rapid growth of its Amazon Aurora PostgreSQL-compatible service in 2021.
The acquisition of MySQL by Oracle in 2010 triggered concerns among open-source database users about the future of MySQL. Many feared that Oracle might prioritize commercial interests over MySQL’s open-source ethos. This uncertainty led some users to explore alternative options, particularly PostgreSQL, known for its robust features and open-source solid community support.