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2004 Members Choice Awards This forum is for the 2004 Members Choice Awards.
You can now vote for your favorite products of 2004. This is your chance to be heard! Voting closes on February 3rd.


View Poll Results: Database of the Year
MySQL 511 53.51%
PostgreSQL 149 15.60%
Firebird 216 22.62%
Oracle 23 2.41%
Sybase 4 0.42%
DB2 2 0.21%
Berkley DB 3 0.31%
Informix 1 0.10%
MaxDB 0 0%
sqlite 46 4.82%
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Old 01-01-2005, 07:44 PM   #16
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Old 01-01-2005, 08:04 PM   #17
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I use Firebird SQL for desktop and client server development. For web I am using both FB and MySQL. Both are good. good luck!
Old 01-01-2005, 09:00 PM   #18
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I had to go Oracle since it was the only one i have ever used. Perhaps by next year i might have used another, hopefully!
Old 01-02-2005, 01:23 AM   #19
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Originally posted by Junior41180
Have to agree on this one
Old 01-02-2005, 06:30 AM   #20
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Firebird rules!

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Old 01-02-2005, 06:45 AM   #21
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I prefer mysql
Old 01-02-2005, 06:53 AM   #22
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firebird rocks. small, easy to set up, a real relational database, one-file databases, runs on a wide variety of OSes, fast, powerful... need i say more?
Old 01-02-2005, 11:37 AM   #23
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since i actually learned MySQL this year!!!! that's what i'm voting for..
great, fast, and easy enough for me.
scalable, and very popular.

yay! i learnted something!
-sorry, learnt.
Old 01-02-2005, 11:55 AM   #24
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Angry no frauds...

MySQL users,
just vote once on this year, please...

Firebird is the best of the best...

Luiz "RedDevil" Stefanski
Old 01-02-2005, 04:58 PM   #25
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mysql, all the php things i want to use are written with mysql
Old 01-02-2005, 06:06 PM   #26
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Mysql,, yeah right! I like it, a lot; especially because i'm a big fan of the OpenSource community, it's just not come along enough in the Database world to be considered an elite database. Additionally; i've come across to many security issues with mysql to yet consider it able to compete with Oracle, etc. Unfortunately, i gotta stick w/Oracle.
Old 01-02-2005, 07:19 PM   #27
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MySQL does everything reasonably well and it is easy to install and use. It makes a great DB for web applications although I prefer to use compiled CGI rather than PHP for speed with MySQL fro speed.
Old 01-03-2005, 12:41 AM   #28
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I voted for Firebird for being an enterprise-level database which in my opinion should be the basis for selecting a database. Not mention, the excellent support that Firebird communities providing.
Old 01-03-2005, 06:08 AM   #29
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Thumbs up There is only one professional system..

In the oposite of MySQL, Postgresql knows the SQL Standard.
Postgresql supports nested transactions!
Postgresql can a lot more than any layman's db.

It can only be Postgre!! Thats the one!!
Old 01-03-2005, 11:28 AM   #30
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well, we are using PostgreSQL for 3 year, we have a payroll applications, another applications for invoicing and inventory.


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