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jeremy 01-28-2006 03:13 PM

Database of the Year
 
Always a highly debated topic.

--jeremy

Crito 01-29-2006 07:12 PM

Hmm, why not best open source database? Well, luckily PostgreSQL can handle pretty much anything the big dawg commercial db's can. So guess it doesn't really matter anyway. ;)

Ruben2 01-30-2006 03:55 AM

I use MySQL more than PostgreSQL, because I just started to learn Postgres (and it's quite complex :S) Though I hardly know it I still think Postgres is better than MySQL

fikret 01-30-2006 09:17 AM

Firebird rules!

ALInux 01-30-2006 12:41 PM

Ive used Oracle and MySQL.....the latter one being my number one choice for one man application developments...

anticapitalista 01-30-2006 12:46 PM

MySQL as I haven't learnt anything else yet.

Tinkster 01-30-2006 01:05 PM

PostgreSQL, the most complete FOSS database out there :}

cpuobsessed 01-31-2006 02:23 AM

I have seen MySQL used more.

wrj 01-31-2006 04:04 PM

firebird is excellent

infochen 02-01-2006 02:15 AM

Just for the sake of it : sqlite. Simple, small and very much adapting standards.

reddazz 02-01-2006 03:34 AM

My vote goes to PostgreSQL because its feature rich when compared to most opensource DBMSs.

kesara 02-01-2006 06:00 AM

MySQL rockz;-)

karsteb 02-01-2006 09:14 AM

Sybase since 12.x is very fine for performance (row level locking) and unbeatable on administration.

MySQL looks promising for performance and I use it a lot for websites, but it still has a few very dangerous bugs in database naming and some bugs in the credential parts of the client admin tools, incremental backup is nonexistant and some table naming annoyances during restore.

Never been much of an Oracle buff - always something wrong, difficult or limiting.

On stability and performance still nothing really beats DB2.

But still guys - nothing really combines performance, usability, rapid design, support for many databases and management like Microsoft SQL Server. No problem getting DB's into 4'th normal form with the built-in orthogonal layout. Too bad it does not run under Linux.

NateCK 02-01-2006 09:54 AM

I'll put on in for PGSQL
 
After using both PostgreSQL and MySQL for a while, I'd have to say that PostgreSQL is superior. MySQL is easier to administer, and is great if all you want to do is dump data into some tables and then take them out. PostgreSQL is the place to go when you want to do some real database hacking. I don't actually find it that "complex", other than the complexity inherent in a SQL database. The only tricky thing is the permissions management since you don't have that nice table-driven (and non-standard) system that MySQL provides.

mutschaedi 02-01-2006 10:50 AM

odaba2
 
odbms for realy complex data

anyway the topic is very general

my favourite database this year will get something that stores my webtraffic :)

peace


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