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You can now vote for your favorite products of 2006. This is your chance to be heard! Voting ends February 18th.

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View Poll Results: Database of the Year
MySQL 594 61.68%
PostgreSQL 153 15.89%
Firebird 114 11.84%
Oracle 32 3.32%
Sybase 2 0.21%
DB2 9 0.93%
Berkley DB 9 0.93%
sqlite 47 4.88%
InnoDB 1 0.10%
EnterpriseDB 2 0.21%
Voters: 963. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 01-05-2007, 04:30 AM   #16
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Hello,
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. "

Thanks!

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regards / pozdrawiam, Jaroslaw Staniek
Sponsored by OpenOffice Polska to work on
Kexi & KOffice, KDE3 & KDE4 Libraries for MS Windows
 
Old 01-06-2007, 06:34 PM   #17
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Firebird, for sure!
 
Old 01-06-2007, 06:47 PM   #18
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Quote:
Originally Posted by 1kyle
FREE MySQL is more than up to any job it's asked to do
MySQL is not always FREE ;-) Have you read license?!

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Originally Posted by 1kyle
However For most people not in a large corporate environment when it comes to Databases I think K.I.S.S (Keep it small and simple) is the rule here.
I agree completely, and Firebirds wins KISS game, hands down!

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So for me MySQL gets the vote as it's still the easiest to install and operate.
You apparently haven't tried Firebird???!!!
 
Old 01-07-2007, 11:09 PM   #19
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I'll I use is mysql so my vote goes there.
 
Old 01-08-2007, 05:10 AM   #20
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Firebird for me, it has transactions, stored procedures, virtually no maintainance, very very easy to deploy and absolutely free.
 
Old 01-08-2007, 07:42 AM   #21
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Firebird is best for small and middle-size applications

We use Firebird a lot. Small footprint, a lot of features MySql doesn't have or had. And it is open source, fast and reliable. Simply great!
 
Old 01-08-2007, 07:49 AM   #22
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Firebird is great! small footprint and powerfull!
 
Old 01-08-2007, 11:01 AM   #23
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Firebird Rules

Definitively Firebird, small footprint and great performance, works on Linux, Max & Windows
 
Old 01-09-2007, 01:23 AM   #24
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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 01:32 AM.
 
Old 01-09-2007, 10:40 AM   #25
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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.
 
Old 01-11-2007, 01:57 AM   #26
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Originally Posted by kschit
We use Firebird a lot. Small footprint, a lot of features MySql doesn't have or had. And it is open source, fast and reliable. Simply great!

I agree with that, most of my application i develop is equipped by embedded version of Firebird.
 
Old 01-16-2007, 10:27 AM   #27
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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
 
Old 01-16-2007, 10:58 AM   #28
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I've been using Mysql almost as long as I've been running Linux and I'm still loving it as much, if not more. It is to easy to set up and interface with various applications to change now
 
Old 01-17-2007, 02:17 PM   #29
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My vote goes to MySQL.
 
Old 01-17-2007, 02:45 PM   #30
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Postgresql All the way baby

the latest 8.2 version blows the doors off of MySQL.

Also in case anyone is interested I found a really nice admin program for
MySQL and Postgresql here: http://www.amsoftwaredesign.com.
 
  


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