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You can now vote for your favorite products of 2007. This is your chance to be heard! Voting ends February 21st.

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View Poll Results: Database of the Year
MySQL 436 54.36%
PostgreSQL 174 21.70%
Firebird 77 9.60%
sqlite 53 6.61%
Oracle 28 3.49%
Sybase 4 0.50%
DB2 5 0.62%
Berkley DB 4 0.50%
InnoDB 1 0.12%
EnterpriseDB 20 2.49%
Voters: 802. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 01-08-2008, 06:02 AM   #16
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Nothing beats Firebird in ease of deployment without any compromise on functionality or performance.
 
Old 01-08-2008, 08:03 AM   #17
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Firebird !
 
Old 01-08-2008, 08:12 AM   #18
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I that the FireBird is the best open source database for tradition application
 
Old 01-08-2008, 11:18 AM   #19
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Firebird SQL RDBMS
 
Old 01-08-2008, 11:52 AM   #20
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Amazing how many people sign up to LQ for the sole purpose
of expressing their preference for firebird :D


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Old 01-08-2008, 12:18 PM   #21
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Amazing how many people sign up to LQ for the sole purpose
of expressing their preference for firebird


Cheers,
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Cause they have nothing better to do.. they only come to vote on firebird then never come back, contribute, etc. It's like allowing illegal immigrants to vote for a president, never to return.

I brought up a long time ago the voting on these awards is just as bad as the United States election process. It's Member Choice Awards, I think you should have to have at least 30 legitimate posts before you can vote. Not, sign up to vote then leave Awards.

Last edited by trickykid; 01-08-2008 at 12:20 PM.
 
Old 01-08-2008, 12:38 PM   #22
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I closely audit the polls every year and new signups have never completely swayed a poll. Every member is welcome to vote, as it should be. Hopefully some of those that signup specifically to vote in the polls will remain as active members of the LQ community long after the polls are open.

--jeremy
 
Old 01-08-2008, 01:56 PM   #23
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I think Kexi is just a graphical interface to the actual databases.

Well my vote here goes to sqlite. A small hidden database that many applications use.
actually it will also do standalone file based database. quite simple to use and perfect for smaller requirements.
 
Old 01-08-2008, 11:02 PM   #24
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Firebird!!!!!
 
Old 01-09-2008, 12:36 AM   #25
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Cause they have nothing better to do.. they only come to vote on firebird then never come back, contribute, etc. It's like allowing illegal immigrants to vote for a president, never to return.
I really disagree with your comments. First, because I'm here now, reading your comments, posting again and contributing with my opinion. Second, I think is not illegal to come here and express myself. I'm a member since I'm registered in the site.

Maybe you are asking for a Old member Choice Awards
 
Old 01-09-2008, 01:46 AM   #26
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I really disagree with your comments. First, because I'm here now, reading your comments, posting again and contributing with my opinion. Second, I think is not illegal to come here and express myself. I'm a member since I'm registered in the site.

Maybe you are asking for a Old member Choice Awards :D:D:D
I can see you point. But the thing is that this happens every year.
From my perspective you're an exception to a rule/a pattern that I
see. A huge influx of new members who come here to vote for firebird,
as if some aficionado mentions on some other forum or IRC channel
that there's a members choice going on at LQ, and "all hell breaks
loose" in terms new members voting for their RDBMS of choice, never
to be seen again (in most cases).

And coming back to the political take on it: here only "permanent
residents" can vote, and to become permanent you have to have been
here for a minimum amount of time, and I find that VERY sensible.

I think we should ask Jeremy to introduce a rule that only people
who have been members for more than 3 months or had more than 100
posts are allowed to vote ;}




Cheers,
Tink

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Old 01-09-2008, 07:10 AM   #27
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-Use Firebird SQL Server, if you have the luxury to choose among many database systems.
-If you want to deal with the COMPLEXITY, try PostgreSQL Server.
-MySQL is trying to become a “proper” database system on VERSION 5
-If you fancy a POSH database system, try Oracle.
-If you are walking on the road, bricks of which are laid by Microsoft, I need not say anything; you are already using M$ SQL Server 200x.

My vote goes to Firebird!
 
Old 01-10-2008, 12:17 AM   #28
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I can see you point. But the thing is that this happens every year.
From my perspective you're an exception to a rule/a pattern that I
see. A huge influx of new members who come here to vote for firebird,
as if some aficionado mentions on some other forum or IRC channel
that there's a members choice going on at LQ, and "all hell breaks
loose" in terms new members voting for their RDBMS of choice, never
to be seen again (in most cases).
I can see your point too. I'm moderator in forums at spanish site Club Delphi, and we have a lot of new members registering only to ask something, and go away.

I think it's the rule, and not the exception. I don't know the pattern here, but I'm sure people come and go not only because the awards, but all the time.

If you see it from the other side of the coin, some people will remain, and the community will be growing. If the site is not interested on that, I really can't figure out why the site let the users to register and vote.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Tinkster View Post
And coming back to the political take on it: here only "permanent
residents" can vote, and to become permanent you have to have been
here for a minimum amount of time, and I find that VERY sensible.

I think we should ask Jeremy to introduce a rule that only people
who have been members for more than 3 months or had more than 100
posts are allowed to vote ;}
You, guys, have the choice to do that. If you think that's the right way, I have nothing to say, because I'm the newbie here.

But, as devoted user of Firebird, if the next year I know about a new contest at (to say something) databasepolls.com, and I find that I have the chance to express my opinion, and vote, I will to that. It's the choice of the site, and if they allow that, I'm doing the things well, even when maybe I never go back to the site to contribute in any way.

Cheers,
 
Old 01-10-2008, 07:31 AM   #29
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Amazing how many people sign up to LQ for the sole purpose
of expressing their preference for firebird


Cheers,
Tink
Is their any way to make sure that one person doesn't make two LQ accounts? (This sounds like a bit dangerous of a post since I'll be deep-fried.)
 
Old 01-10-2008, 11:14 AM   #30
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Is their any way to make sure that one person doesn't make two LQ accounts? (This sounds like a bit dangerous of a post since I'll be deep-fried.)
Only if they're on a static IP. And while it's frowned upon it's not
explicitly forbidden (to the best of my knowledge - Jeremy could
elaborate on this). The only times we're trying to enforce it is when
someone who was banned comes back to haunt us with a new nick.



Cheers,
Tink
 
  


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