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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 02-02-2005, 05:14 AM   #76
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obviously if we are linux users MYSQL is the best and MYSQL also rules in web database...
 
Old 02-02-2005, 07:57 AM   #77
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Because to utter an Oracle, you have to use, among other things, fire and bird

And because i don't want, for me and my client's, my SQL but our SQL

I vote for Firebird !

 
Old 02-02-2005, 09:47 AM   #78
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Quote:
Originally posted by belkens
obviously if we are linux users MYSQL is the best and MYSQL also rules in web database...
Why ?
Firebird is equally at home on any unix system, and handles more work directly in the database engine.
I prefer Linux as the server for Firebird - even if the customers prefer Windows machines
 
Old 02-02-2005, 10:44 AM   #79
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This Poll Forgoted to Include InterBase. The new InterBase 7.5 is really very good.
Full SMP, Hyper threading, More secure and robust with new characteristics.
AFAIK its a Database more closer to ANSI/SQL-92 Standards.
and runs in Windows, GNU/Linux, SOLARIS and other Unix Systems.
Im voting in his Children Firebird that is very good too.
 
Old 02-02-2005, 11:37 AM   #80
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I love the MySQL fasttext search feature and the MyISAM Storage engine without transactions for building search engines with large databases. But when it comes to enterprise application, Firebird is definitely the winner with its triggers, stored procedures, and especially multigenerational architecture. On more plus for Firebird: it is 100 % even with commercial applications unlike MySQL.

I vote Firebird
 
Old 02-02-2005, 06:36 PM   #81
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Many choices!

SQLite
Firebird
PostgreSQL
...

SQLite is the best in light-weight SQL engine;

Firebird is the best in medium to high level;

PostgreSQL, well, the most advanced in high level;

but Firebird comes to be more easy to use and works excellent for me.

I vote Firebird!

Last edited by unruledboy; 02-02-2005 at 06:39 PM.
 
Old 02-02-2005, 08:35 PM   #82
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I'm afraid MySQL is ahead by just ~20 votes over OpenIngres on the 3rd place at NewsForge Poll. Some pull-over please before it's too late
 
Old 02-03-2005, 02:14 AM   #83
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Originally posted by mhsabado
I'm afraid MySQL is ahead by just ~20 votes over OpenIngres on the 3rd place at NewsForge Poll. Some pull-over please before it's too late
That is THIRD place! Nice to the Second and First
 
Old 02-03-2005, 09:28 AM   #84
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I enjoy working with MySQL
 
Old 02-03-2005, 10:38 AM   #85
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I'd have to say SQLite. Sure firebird and postgres have more features and are better for true RDBMS situation. However, SQLite has made it into many of my programs because of its speed, size, featureset, and licence. SQLite has got to be the best embedded database solution
 
Old 02-03-2005, 02:33 PM   #86
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MYSQL!!!
 
Old 02-04-2005, 12:51 PM   #87
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I think MySQL deseves it!!!
easy to use even to the novices like me, easy to administer....etc
 
Old 02-06-2005, 04:47 AM   #88
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Firebird doesn't have to win

I voted for Firebird, and would have liked to see it win. But it doesn't have to win. I remember 3 years ago when I started looking for an open source database to use on my sites - for weeks the only options that were on the horizon were MySQL, PostgreSQL and Berkeley. Then I came across a very lengthy discussion comparing MySQL and PostgreSQL, and there tucked in a few comments were references to Firebird. Then searched for information on InterBase (Firebird's closed source sibling). I downloaded and started to learn Firebird, and I was amazed that something this good was freely available.

Since then Firebird has gained far more visibility, partly because of polls like this. Whilst Postgres and MySql had books available to help new users understand the dbs, until 6 months ago Firebird did not have that. For any new user who was in my position trying to decide between these dbs, it would be 100 well spent to buy one book on each of these three dbs and look at how the dbs work using those books. Its a small investment considering how important it is to make the right decision from the beginning.

The important thing for me is not that Firebird wins these polls - it is that more people hear about it and get the chance to to use a database that in its history has often had features before PostgreSQL, DB2, and even Oracle. And just as MySQL and PostgreSQL are acquiring more features with every release, so is Firebird.
 
Old 02-10-2005, 04:33 AM   #89
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Re: Firebird doesn't have to win

Quote:
Originally posted by coolestuk
I voted for Firebird, and would have liked to see it win. But it doesn't have to win. I remember 3 years ago when I started looking for an open source database to use on my sites - for weeks the only options that were on the horizon were MySQL, PostgreSQL and Berkeley. Then I came across a very lengthy discussion comparing MySQL and PostgreSQL, and there tucked in a few comments were references to Firebird. Then searched for information on InterBase (Firebird's closed source sibling). I downloaded and started to learn Firebird, and I was amazed that something this good was freely available.

Since then Firebird has gained far more visibility, partly because of polls like this. Whilst Postgres and MySql had books available to help new users understand the dbs, until 6 months ago Firebird did not have that. For any new user who was in my position trying to decide between these dbs, it would be 100 well spent to buy one book on each of these three dbs and look at how the dbs work using those books. Its a small investment considering how important it is to make the right decision from the beginning.

The important thing for me is not that Firebird wins these polls - it is that more people hear about it and get the chance to to use a database that in its history has often had features before PostgreSQL, DB2, and even Oracle. And just as MySQL and PostgreSQL are acquiring more features with every release, so is Firebird.
I agree with what you say , firebird fight is to be more visible for this there is an spread firebird site

http://www.firebirdsql.org/index.php...on&sub=connect

ps : is like spread firefox . Is good if you can help firebird
 
  


 


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