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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 11-19-2003, 10:32 AM   #61
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Let me clarify. There is no quota. Votes from users with zero posts will count in most cases. What I mean is that if there are a bunch of votes from zero post users for the same product from the same IP with the same user agent they will *all* be removed (ie. please don't cheat). In serious cases a product may be disqualified.

--jeremy
 
Old 11-19-2003, 10:41 AM   #62
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Hello jeremy,

I'm new to this forum and you seem ti be the resposable for it, am I right?? If not, I'm sorry for the question, but couldu you tell me a little bit of this post? "database of the year"?? do you do it every year? where can i find the last year's results?

Thank's
 
Old 11-19-2003, 10:43 AM   #63
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Quote:
Originally posted by jeremy
Seems the DB poll will be interesting this year.

It should be noted that the polls will be audited before a winner is determined (ie. votes from users with almost no posts and from the same ip, or in some cases ip blocks, will be removed - so please don't keep signing up to vote multiple times). Thanks.

--jeremy
By making this arbitrary decision you place an otherwise legitimate survey in question. You have a survey that will attract new members (You can't vote if you are not a member.) Then you tell new members they can't vote.... I found this site because of the survey. I expressed my pref. for many of the products listed in the survey, now you tell me I just wasted my time... Hardly seems fair, and leaves a very bad taste in my mouth.

As for posts... (hey I have one now...) What if you have a long standing member who finds the site very informative, but has most of his questions or possible answers already posted by others? Perhaps if you wish to limit the responses of new joiners, think about making their voices count as half a vote. Don't silence them all together.

Steve S.

PS. Just saw Jeremy's clarification post of 11:32...Understood and thanks for the additional information.

Last edited by gatorarts; 11-19-2003 at 10:49 AM.
 
Old 11-19-2003, 11:14 AM   #64
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Quote:
Originally posted by jeremy
Let me clarify. There is no quota. Votes from users with zero posts will count in most cases. What I mean is that if there are a bunch of votes from zero post users for the same product from the same IP with the same user agent they will *all* be removed (ie. please don't cheat). In serious cases a product may be disqualified.

--jeremy
Jeremy, I read your clarification on this post too. I agree in general, but should note I post using proxy and I work using Firebird together with 4 more developers in the same room. Don't know will they vote or not, being their chief I have'nt habit to abuse my position, just know they are members of the same FB forum where I got information about this survey. I asked in our forum don't abuse your confidence and vote only those of us who use Firebird on _Linux_. Anyway my personal opinion is results now shows not which database is more used but which community is more informed about survey and during month situation will be changed many times.

Thank you, Alexander V.Nevsky, Firebird Foundation full member.
 
Old 11-19-2003, 11:29 AM   #65
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Hello dmenin,

I've found Members Choice Awards of 2002 in:
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...?s=&forumid=21

Márcio Becker
 
Old 11-19-2003, 11:32 AM   #66
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And 2001:

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...threadid=15903
 
Old 11-19-2003, 11:42 AM   #67
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Let me further clarify. 4 votes will not cause any red flags. It has to be a gross and obviously flagrant foul.

--jeremy
 
Old 11-19-2003, 01:55 PM   #68
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I voted for oracle....because it runs on every platform I have to touch (4 flavors of Unix, linux (2 platforms), IBM mainframe, and NT. There also are a horde of people available that have a backgound in oracle, and tons of 3rd party stuff.

It *is* expensive, and huge, and proprietary, but for Me the above is more important.
 
Old 11-19-2003, 04:12 PM   #69
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Quote:
Originally posted by palmercabel
I voted for oracle....because it runs on every platform I have to touch (4 flavors of Unix, linux (2 platforms), IBM mainframe, and NT. There also are a horde of people available that have a backgound in oracle, and tons of 3rd party stuff.

It *is* expensive, and huge, and proprietary, but for Me the above is more important.
Not that I argue with your decision but t doesn't take Oracle to be available for Unix, Linux (all platforms), IBM mainframe and NT. Also, there seem to be many more people who have a background in SQL than in Oracle.

So if these were your criteria for selection then... I don't understand how you made this selection
 
Old 11-19-2003, 07:23 PM   #70
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I am a diehard Postgres fan.
It is the only DB that can run everything I want in a web interface easily and fast.
It is unclear to me why Mysql gets so much publication when Postgres is such a better DB.


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Old 11-20-2003, 12:35 AM   #71
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PostgreSQL and Firebird suffer at the hands of MySQL, for the same reason that Delphi, C and C++ suffer at the hands of VB. The majority of users/developers go with what they are first exposed to and what is "easy" to use.

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Last edited by M0nty; 11-21-2003 at 01:16 AM.
 
Old 11-20-2003, 12:56 AM   #72
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Firebird rocks ! It is a compact yet addictive little RDBMS with big muscles. It has compact yet fast and flexible pascal-like procedural language and a solid architecture that makes it compareable with many other big-brothers in its own family i.e databases. Its almost maintenance-free and is my choice in this poll without any second though.
 
Old 11-20-2003, 01:29 AM   #73
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Quote:
Originally posted by z_darius
some good points but...

1. Nothing was said about prerequisite number of posts before voting is allowed.
2. IP matter is a complicated one - many voters could be from the same originating IP because they are students at the same college, employees of the same company etc.
You are right.
 
Old 11-20-2003, 02:03 AM   #74
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My opinion among MySQL enthusiasts is that they never had a hand on Firebird or PostGreSQL so they're just sticking to it. I myself is a victim of this scenario and once I tried Firebird, I never let go of it. Sometimes I think of the wasted times but I guess it's never too late to tango 'coz Firebird ROCKS!!!
 
Old 11-20-2003, 09:50 AM   #75
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I've read a number of posts here saying that they have used either MySQL or PostGreSQL and then tried FireBird. Once they tried FireBird they usually favor it. I'm curious if there are any former FireBird users out there that tried either MySQL or PostGreSQL and decided to use them instead of FireBird.
 
  


 


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