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Originally posted by Steve Miller
I set up a spreadsheet of 39 criteria, based on my experience with five other RDBMSs. I gave each RDBMS a rating of 1-5 on each item, which gave a total score. Some of the criteria were non-negotiable for us.
Steve, could you publish here or elsewhere the list of the 39 criteria you used to select you RDBMS?
Somehow I manage to miss out on the voting.. but Postgres really doesn't get the attention it deserves. If you have used a system like Oracle before and decide to move to a free database engine MySQL would drive you nuts. PostgreSQL is way more complete and way more functional for high end databases. And in newer versions it has gotten much faster, which was it's biggest problem in the past.
When I looked at last year's results, I saw that the database award won by one vote. I find it extremely frustrating not to know what second place was. With less than 1% difference between the two, they were tied, by all but the smallest margin. I wanted to know what was in second place, to give it serious consideration.
Now this year we have the same thing happen. First and second place are separated only be the smallest of margins.
My humble request is that LinuxQuestions show the first and second place winners in the category. Not because I feel jilted, because Firebird was caught in second. My initial post here ought to prove that this is not a religious battle for me. I request this because the information would be so much more useful to people looking at the results over the next year or so.
Originally posted by permanentE After reading all the comments here I'll never use Firebird. Their user community seems like they are all a**holes.
I think I'll stick with postgresql.
I just have to comment on this. As a member of the "Firebird user community" and one of the people who voted on this list, I like to think that I'm not an "a**hole", and I believe that people who know me agree. One of the ways I try to avoid people thinking that I am is to refrain from making blanket statements about ALL the members of some community, just because I disagree with a few of them.
Of course, you're welcome to your opinion. None of us loses a dime because you decide to use something else, or makes an extra dime if you were to decide otherwise. And judging by the number of people who like the same product you do, it's likely a reasonable choice for what you're doing.
The fact that there may be jobs where Firebird's ease of installation, ease of use, lack of maintenance and management requirements, standards compliance, and other advantages, make it a better choice than what you've chosen, only harms you.