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View Poll Results: Database of the Year
MySQL 373 58.01%
PostgreSQL 110 17.11%
Firebird 74 11.51%
sqlite 54 8.40%
Drizzle 0 0%
EnterpriseDB 1 0.16%
Berkley DB 4 0.62%
InnoDB 0 0%
Oracle 18 2.80%
Sybase 0 0%
DB2 5 0.78%
Apache Derby 4 0.62%
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Old 01-13-2009, 10:55 PM   #16
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Firebird !!!
What else ???
 
Old 01-14-2009, 03:13 AM   #17
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firebird
 
Old 01-14-2009, 03:23 AM   #18
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Firebird!
 
Old 01-14-2009, 07:37 AM   #19
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Wink Database of Year

Firebird!!
 
Old 01-14-2009, 11:49 AM   #20
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What I am noticing is a whole lot of one and two post wonders all saying Firebird!

Looks to me like someone is spamming the poll.
 
Old 01-14-2009, 03:21 PM   #21
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What I am noticing is a whole lot of one and two post wonders all saying Firebird!

Looks to me like someone is spamming the poll.
That's the same EVERY year, mate ;}

Look back over the polls 2008 and 2007.

Fireburp seems to have a very active community ;)
 
Old 01-14-2009, 03:29 PM   #22
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What I am noticing is a whole lot of one and two post wonders all saying Firebird!

Looks to me like someone is spamming the poll.
Looks to me like someone is pissy because the word got out that some actually VOTED for MySQL, especially after their last "Release/Upgrade" if you can call it that.

I read the forums and don't post too often, just like I do the Ubuntu Forums, the Firebird Support/General Forums. I even read Monty's Blog where he truly describes the issues with MySQL.

If you spend money on Oracle, DB2 or Sybase (if it's still around), good on you; but don't blame the vociferous masses because we like stuff that is TRULY free and TRULY works, like Firebird and Postgres.
 
Old 01-14-2009, 08:08 PM   #23
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Firebird, of course.

If seeing is believing , then see here
http://sites.google.com/site/firebirdarchitect/gfb

Any doubts ? write back.

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Old 01-14-2009, 08:29 PM   #24
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If you want something TOTALLY free that scales from small and embedded to multi-gigabyte data then there is only Firebird
 
Old 01-14-2009, 09:44 PM   #25
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Tough one.

Different DBs for different things... I guess the top 3 I tend to use are SQLite for small little projects, followed by MySQL and PostgreSQL.
 
Old 01-14-2009, 11:53 PM   #26
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If you want something TOTALLY free that scales from small and embedded to multi-gigabyte data then there is only Firebird
So PostgreSQL, which scales from small to multi-terabyte data, is not truly free? Have you read the BSD license?

I would argue that the BSD license gives more freedom to the developer than any version of the GPL or IPL (same restriction as GPL...contributor must release source)...but that's just me.

If you're arguing in terms of monetary cost, then sure, MySQL doesn't fit in the above category...but that doesn't mean Firebird is the *only* one. =)
 
Old 01-15-2009, 02:29 AM   #27
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Firebird - from many years and for years to come.
 
Old 01-15-2009, 03:00 AM   #28
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Database of the year is simple

Postgresql is the only free alternative that really scales to my needs. Some 1 said MySQL? Not since I needed stability AND features AND transactions at the same time.
 
Old 01-15-2009, 06:01 AM   #29
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MySQL easily, with the release of 5.1 and the upcoming version 6, I believe MySQL is the only Open Source RDBMS listed that can seriously compete with the likes of Oracle, SQL Server and DB2.

People may criticise MySQL but it is out there in enterprises of all sizes flying the flag for open source very successfully and taking business directly off the big commercial solutions.

You don't get to have more active installations than all other RDBMS without doing your job and doing it well.

Last edited by hem853; 01-15-2009 at 06:27 AM.
 
Old 01-15-2009, 08:16 AM   #30
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SQlite. And I think its voting base will increase once it's ported to the Symbian platform also.
 
  


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