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You can now vote for your favorite products of 2008. This is your chance to be heard! Voting ends February 12th.

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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 01-26-2009, 01:33 PM   #46
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That's the same EVERY year, mate ;}

Look back over the polls 2008 and 2007.

Fireburp seems to have a very active community
+1

Although I also have very few posts because I tend to just show around this time of year to weigh in with my $0.02 - often just vote w/o even commenting.
 
Old 01-26-2009, 01:36 PM   #47
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Firebird for sure !

Could be used in closed source apps
Very small footprint
DBA-free
Feature rich
Fast
Reliable
Standard Compliant
Stable

I am sure that if you give it a try you will be surprised, mainly the MySQL guys...
In case you're unaware, PostgreSQL is BSD licensed.
 
Old 01-26-2009, 01:38 PM   #48
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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.
Not only is Sybase still around, it's been developing nicely the past couple years. Definitely worth looking at as serious Oracle alternative if FOSS options don't meet your needs.
 
Old 01-27-2009, 12:34 AM   #49
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Not only is Sybase still around, it's been developing nicely the past couple years. Definitely worth looking at as serious Oracle alternative if FOSS options don't meet your needs.
Thanks, Mate!!
 
Old 01-27-2009, 04:59 AM   #50
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Mainly using sqlite as I'm focusing on embedded databases.

Previoulsy hoped XML databases / features would gain more ground.
(My ideal is a good, embedded XML database.)

Always use PostgreSQL for larger work as I still find MySQL messy to use and maintain through versions.
 
Old 01-31-2009, 04:06 PM   #51
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IMHO, PostgreSQL and EnterpriseDB should be grouped together, same as I suggested for CentOS/RHEL. Voted Postgres, I should have voted EnterpriseDB as well.
 
Old 02-03-2009, 07:03 PM   #52
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DB2 is excellent
 
Old 02-04-2009, 10:46 PM   #53
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hmmmm, I was going to say MySQL cause that's the DB I was introduced to and haven't ever really had any problems since starting to use it. Now its looking like I need to check out what this Firebird deal is all about.

Last edited by tenko20xx; 02-11-2009 at 10:42 AM.
 
Old 02-10-2009, 10:49 AM   #54
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MySQL offcourse
 
Old 02-11-2009, 01:52 PM   #55
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MySQL offcourse
Yes, I too thought that MySQL has been off course for a good while;
actually since conception.... =)
 
Old 02-11-2009, 10:57 PM   #56
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MySQL has always been THE database. It's what I learned on, and what I know. So naturally, I ... wait, no, I still hate it... seriously, it's probably harder to learn MySQL the it is to learn to write c. The snytax is awful. Maybe it's about time I tried something else. Then next year I can actually vote in this one.
 
Old 02-17-2009, 02:34 AM   #57
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I can't bielive that Oracle is not first..
 
Old 02-17-2009, 01:39 PM   #58
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I can't believe people still vote MySQL first ;}

Oracle *not* being #1 is fair enough
 
Old 02-18-2009, 11:58 AM   #59
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I can't believe people still vote MySQL first ;}
Oracle *not* being #1 is fair enough
I think its probably because an awful lot more people have experience with MySQL than with Oracle. MySQL is installed with most flavours of Linux by default these days whereas getting Oracle working on many Linux distros requires a fair amount of work, a bit of luck and, if you want the latest version with the latest features, a fairly hefty box to run it!

Personally I think MySQL offers a better balance between 'ease of use', features, Hardware Requirements, and ease of install/configuration.

Oracle is excellent but its also far too expensive!
 
Old 02-18-2009, 12:03 PM   #60
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I can't believe people still vote MySQL first ;}
Aye, I agree ^^

pgsql is much better
 
  


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