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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 01-15-2009, 08:19 AM   #31
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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.
Are you sure???!!! Have you read this: http://monty-says.blogspot.com/2008/...-released.html
 
Old 01-15-2009, 05:02 PM   #32
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> .... Seriously. MySQL is not a database.

Eh?

It's MySQL mostly especially light weight run time MySQL for Linux Disk on Chip apps (POS).
 
Old 01-15-2009, 07:07 PM   #33
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You don't get to have more active installations than all other RDBMS
without doing your job and doing it well.
*chuckle*

I bet that's what M$ marketing guys say, too
 
Old 01-15-2009, 09:38 PM   #34
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MySQL
 
Old 01-16-2009, 12:38 AM   #35
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MySQL for now...I like being default.
 
Old 01-16-2009, 08:40 AM   #36
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old MySQL user but i will check Firebird for sure
 
Old 01-16-2009, 12:03 PM   #37
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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.
Competing with Oracle wasn't the question; Open Source was...

But according to C/Net, MySQL is only FREE if you use it with other FREE software (the F[L]OSS Exception). Linking headers and binaries suddenly either 1) makes MY product Open Source or 2) requires I PAY for it.

I guess it's open source if you don't include the Proprietary Enterprise Edition, the Licensing Fee (which by definition is NOT Open), or I let them take MY software and give it away.

MySQL used to do a good job and had a good product; I used it for years (still have one legacy 4.X installation I can do away with yet). But I read Monty's post about how...er..."good" 5.1 was/is. The reason they continue to have so many installations is that they have/had the beachhead.

So, when Sun folds like a lawn chair, what's going to happen with MySQL?? That merger was the worst thing to happen to MySQL.
 
Old 01-16-2009, 06:02 PM   #38
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sqlite has come a long way!!
 
Old 01-17-2009, 10:32 AM   #39
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Postgresql all the way .

The feature that helps us to embed any programming with postgres really makes it a killer . Specially for dynamic apps I prefer postgres all the way .

Full marks to it .
Cheers !!
 
Old 01-17-2009, 07:24 PM   #40
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Firebird of course.

Postgres is not bad, but Firebird rocks (and MySQL is not a database).

Last edited by guillotmarc; 01-17-2009 at 07:29 PM.
 
Old 01-18-2009, 02:05 PM   #41
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Time to doing useful work...

I bet sqlite will beat the lot by a large margin on this simple valuable metric...

Time from typing "apt-get install DB_OF_CHOICE" to actually doing useful work.
 
Old 01-21-2009, 09:12 AM   #42
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Firebird Rocks man!!!

-regards

Tauseef
 
Old 01-22-2009, 06:37 AM   #43
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Firebird is te winner.
 
Old 01-25-2009, 04:06 PM   #44
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Couchdb ftw
 
Old 01-26-2009, 01:30 PM   #45
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For any real DBMS work, PostgreSQL. For quick and dirty web apps, MySQL (be interesting to see what Sun does with it...). Wouldn't touch sqlite with a ten foot pole.

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