Originally Posted by Tinkster
You're mistaking databases with spread-sheets.
not exactly http://www.webopedia.com/TERM/d/database.html
"A collection of information organized in such a way that a computer program can quickly select desired pieces of data. You can think of a database as an electronic filing system."
Replace the term "computer system" with "human being". Say that i'm very meticulous about making frequent updates to the TOC and index, and I'm making a frequent copies on the copy machine, AND send those copies to other offices across a country. And you will see that I'm one damn sophisticated modern DBMS
Except that that wouldn't have ANYTHING to do with Linux or
OpenSource, which would indeed be quite weird on primarily
technically focused forum.
quite on contrary - open source - please be my guest to take said notepad and make it better - organize better, make a nicer TOC. I have no problem with that, if you promise to share your procedures and end result product. Cant have more open approach than this, can you?
And if you would like to implement it on some specific computer OS - I certainly won't object either.
Jokes aside - but the example of the calculator ( or doing math on paper with pen and pencil, to make it more open source
) doesn't brake boundaries of this poll.
And that's exactly what made me ask the original question.
You made a very good entry and now we have details to the poll:
It ( the DB solution ) should satisfy following conditions:
1. Has to be available for Linux
2. Be Open Source
Realistically ... what would YOU like to see compared?
Speed? Standard Compliance? Data Integrity? Extensibility?
Number of supported embeddable languages for functions?
And if we introduced a list of let's say 15 distinct qualities and added some weighting to those... how many people would take the time? And: should people who only ever used one RDBMS be allowed to vote, since they have nothing to compare it against, really? I think the poll makes sense in the
terms of expressing the preferences of the people coming
here, whatever they base their decisions on. If you expect
a "good reason" for the poll - what's your take on the
elections in the states? ;D (Please DON'T answer this one
here, take it to General if you feel the urge).
Very-very valid comments indeed.
I would like to see compared quite a few options and features. BUT i liked your idea of making members select those features from the list and then compare DB solutions against that list.
I think such poll will have more respect inside and outside our community and might help the decision makers.
Let's examine following 2 statements and see which one would gain our attention:
1. LQ community selected product AZXSDC of the Year, because we had 10.000 members voted for it. We didn't select any parameters and no features were compared.
2. LQ community selected product AZXSDC of the Year, based on the vote of 10.000 members. Each product was weighted by the following, initially selected by members, categories:
a. user's experience
aa. easy to install ;
ab. easy to learn to work with
b. DB admin perspective
ba. amount of sleepless nights required to get the thing to work proplery
c. business perspective
cb. time to implement the project
d. <smth else >
I personally look in for answers to my technical questions. Or advise based
on the experience.
Posts that express just an emotion ( "oh, i like this and that because it's has totally like cool blah that totally rocks"
) is just that they "totally" not useful.
Please don't get me wrong, i'm not against the polls per se. I would rather see the value of and respect to/of LQ to continue to rise vs. becoming "yet another forum to filter emotions".