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You can now vote for your favorite products of 2003. This is your chance to be heard!

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View Poll Results: Database of the Year
MySQL 405 36.45%
Postgres 269 24.21%
Oracle 25 2.25%
DB2 2 0.18%
Sybase 3 0.27%
Berkley DB 4 0.36%
Firebird 403 36.27%
Voters: 1111. You may not vote on this poll

 
 
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Old 01-08-2004, 07:53 AM   #151
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postgresql is my mostly because of relations
 
Old 01-08-2004, 08:59 AM   #152
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The graph showing how the race is going disappeared when I voted. Is there a way I can see it again?

Steve
 
Old 01-09-2004, 05:45 AM   #153
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I'd also like to see graph. As it will show exactly where does my choice stands
 
Old 01-10-2004, 10:57 AM   #154
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Yep mysql won in the last minute
 
Old 01-10-2004, 01:56 PM   #155
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Quote:
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?

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Old 01-11-2004, 04:56 AM   #156
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Re: Database of the Year

Quote:
Originally posted by jeremy
An extremely close Award last year!
Well, here we go again
 
Old 01-11-2004, 10:56 AM   #157
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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.
 
Old 01-13-2004, 09:56 AM   #158
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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.
 
Old 01-13-2004, 10:03 AM   #159
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Come to think about it, it would be even more helpful if you would publish the graph for each category.
 
Old 01-13-2004, 11:04 AM   #160
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The entire results are shown in a bar graph at the top of the thread (and always have been). Last year PostgreSQL beat MySQL by a single vote.

--jeremy
 
Old 01-13-2004, 11:43 AM   #161
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Hi Jeremy,

Not sure which message of mine you're responding to.

I can see the 2003 graph now that the polls are closed, but I couldn't after I'd voted.

I still can't see the graph for the 2002 poll:

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/showthread.php?s=&threadid=39866

or

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/archive/7/2003/03/1/47970

I just now spotted this link in the archive address above:

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/forumdisplay.php?s=&forumid=21[/url]

However, I get the notice: "There have been no posts in the last 365 days in this forum." If I try from the beginning, I end up at the first address I listed above.

If the 2002 graph is out there, it is not the easiest thing in the world to find.
 
Old 01-13-2004, 12:55 PM   #162
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"From the begining" worked for me.

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...threadid=39870

--jeremy
 
Old 01-13-2004, 01:02 PM   #163
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OK, that URL worked. Thanks.

The linuxquestions newbie,
 
Old 01-14-2004, 02:53 PM   #164
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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.
 
Old 01-14-2004, 03:11 PM   #165
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Your loss.

Quote:
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.

Have a nice day.
 
  


 


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