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Jeremy, in 2006 I asked you about splitting the database category into two, because otherwise many FOSS apps like Knoda, Rekall and Kexi are never considered as a choice versus database engines like MySQL.
My Request from the last year was exactly:
> I'd like you to ask for splitting the poll into two separate:
> 1. Database Server of the Year
> 2. Desktop Database of the Year
> The 1st is what you provided, while the second is for MS-Access-like "office" database environments, the topic that exploded in recent years. My list for this poll could contain (alpha order):
> * Kexi (from KOffice)
> * KNoda
> * Mergeant (from Gnome Office)
> * OpenOffice.org Base
> * Rekall
Please consider adding the poll for 2008 edition.
Your answer was "While it's much too late in the voting to do something like this now, it's certainly something I'd consider for next years polls. Thanks for the suggestion. "
regards / pozdrawiam, Jaroslaw Staniek
Sponsored by OpenOffice Polska to work on
Kexi & KOffice, KDE3 & KDE4 Libraries for MS Windows
I Agree to those who vote Firebird, I tried all the open source database, MySQL, PostgreSQL, EnterpriseDB and whatsoever, but only Firebird has a small footprint and easy to deploy database server, not only easy to deploy it also easy to write the P-SQL. I love Firebird so much.
Although MySQL Group take the main man of Firebird, it is still the best for me is Firebird.
Firebird rule the world of RDBMS.
Last edited by dasaint_gray; 01-09-2007 at 02:32 AM.
Looks like most haven't come across Firebird. Quite natural since it is a late entrant in this arena. I for one, reached Firebird after going through MySQL, PostgreSQL and Oracle. Once I hit Firebird, not even once did the thought occur of turning back to any of these. With Jim Starkey moving to MySQL, things could change but Firebird developers continue to improve an already excellent product. Just the right combinaiton of speed, features, ease of deployment and administration.
I think mySQL will win just because so many people haven't given PostgreSQL a fair chance. PostgreSQL though is easily the best choice in many situations though. I use both and both are sufficient for most things but PostgreSQL is definitely more "professional and enterprise worthy" in it's feature set and strict data integrity