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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 01-17-2007, 05:04 PM   #31
floydking
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Firebird just edges it from, mysql.
 
Old 01-18-2007, 06:41 AM   #32
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I have been using Firebird since it was Interbase 5 and it is an excellent deal, especially, for those old low memory and slow processor machines. In expensive machines it is even better!
 
Old 01-21-2007, 05:16 PM   #33
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Firebird of course
 
Old 01-24-2007, 09:23 PM   #34
Manzabar
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MySQL, because I got a new job that has me working in it all day!
 
Old 01-25-2007, 02:47 AM   #35
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What about DB's that aren't on the list

I used to use Ingres years ago in a commercial environment. I thought it was great, but it lost out to Oracle. I've found out that it has become Open Sourced. I've even downloaded it and run it on Suse Linux.
It all came back to me! It even has a lot of new stuff in it.
Damn, I loved that database, and it runs rings around MySQL and PostGres.

It seems to support Python, PHP and Perl. I'm going to swap out the current database and see if my apps still run seamlessly. Should be fun!
 
Old 01-26-2007, 01:28 PM   #36
Marcelo Fortes
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Wink

Firebird and InterBase Rocks !!!
 
Old 01-30-2007, 02:16 AM   #37
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PostgreSQL, for varied reasons. Foremost the BSD license, the
maturity and its feature-richness.


Cheers,
Tink

Last edited by Tinkster; 01-30-2007 at 11:01 AM.
 
Old 01-30-2007, 08:41 AM   #38
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i use MYsql
i think it is good and i have all the things i require
sorry this was quite . . . but still
heheh
 
Old 02-01-2007, 01:35 AM   #39
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I wish MySQL would just go away. Firebird and Postgres are the only opensource relational databases that are worth their salt. Berkeley is good for some local stuff, when a flat file would be used otherwise. But Postgres and Firebird support everything you'd *expect* from a modern relational database. Oracle doesn't get my vote because it's a royal pain in the ass to deal with.
 
Old 02-01-2007, 02:39 AM   #40
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I'm amazed by how many people signed up to LQ to just
give their FireBird statement; chances are we won't
hear back from them until next years poll Unless,
of course, they use several different logins each time.



Cheers,
Tink
 
Old 02-01-2007, 02:59 AM   #41
magik400
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I spend all day coding DB2 so it's an obvious choice for me!
 
Old 02-01-2007, 08:03 AM   #42
mva
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PostgreSQL - a best choice for learning
 
Old 02-01-2007, 12:15 PM   #43
phstpok
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Mysql as that's all I've used all year, but looks like I'll have to try Firebird. Is it being offered by hosting companies yet?
 
Old 02-01-2007, 04:33 PM   #44
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I can't get behind a database who's name I can't figure out how to pronounce. I won't name specifics, like PostgreSQL. I vote fo MySQL. It's always been a winner for me.
 
Old 02-01-2007, 05:44 PM   #45
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Tinkster
I'm amazed by how many people signed up to LQ to just
give their FireBird statement; chances are we won't
hear back from them until next years poll Unless,
of course, they use several different logins each time.
Cheers,
Tink
Sometimes, Firebirders are just good readers. I vote for Firebird as well, I do not post anything, but I keep a closer look at the Community Bulletin and I use to read a lot of good stuff here.

Artur
 
  


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