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View Poll Results: Database of the Year
MySQL 239 60.81%
PostgreSQL 89 22.65%
Drizzle 2 0.51%
Firebird 10 2.54%
sqlite 33 8.40%
EnterpriseDB 1 0.25%
Berkley DB 2 0.51%
InnoDB 1 0.25%
Oracle 8 2.04%
Cassandra 0 0%
DB2 3 0.76%
MariaDB 3 0.76%
MongoDB 2 0.51%
Hypertable 0 0%
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Old 01-22-2010, 01:41 AM   #31
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if MySQL, don't hesitate to look here http://monty-says.blogspot.com/2009/...ing-mysql.html
As noted in my earlier post, the future of MySQL is in a pretty precarious situation. I'd certainly be evaluating alternatives for any new projects. Don't pay any attention to what Oracle says. Just look at what they do. Actions are louder than words.
 
Old 01-22-2010, 08:31 AM   #32
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Don't pay any attention to what Oracle says. Just look at what they do. Actions are louder than words.
So true, so true.
 
Old 01-24-2010, 12:01 AM   #33
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Oracle all the way.
 
Old 02-10-2010, 01:21 PM   #34
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/me shakes the head ... "I can't believe MySQL keeps winning; guess it's all about numbers, and popularity has no correlation to quality what-so-ever"
 
Old 02-11-2010, 12:19 AM   #35
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I use MySQL for most things because it requires the least configuration for things like Drupal, Mediawiki, and other open source web based applications. It is now feature rich enough that I don't miss anything and it is very simple to administer. It literally requires almost zero effort. And that is the way it should be in my opinion.

For the Java guys....
I have to add Derby/Cloudscape/Java DB or whatever you want to call it now. It is great for things that are bigger than what should exist in memory. Obviously this is a Java based choice and with the inclusion in Java 6 it makes structured, efficient storage easy. It also works well in embedded mode in applications. Since it is integrated with the latest version of Glassfish, it is easy to get your database up and running quickly.

I mock my data access for unit testing, but HSQLDB (used to be called Hypersonic) can be good for in memory stuff.

I'm kind of sorry to see Firebird falling. I used to really like it, but MySQL has gotten so much better it is not worth the effort to set up Firebird anymore. Postgres is usually added effort as well, but it is really good RDBMS. If I needed better performance, I'd go Postres or Firebird, but I haven't seen a need beyond MySQL in the last few years. Basically, I end up using MySQL because it comes with Slackware and it is easy to run Drupal on it.

I used to maintain several database servers simultaneously, but it is not worth the effort for my needs. At any given time I had 5 or 6 RDBMS's running. I'm over that now, MySQL is enough.
 
Old 02-11-2010, 08:44 AM   #36
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popularity has no correlation to quality what-so-ever
Well yeah...why is Windows popular? Why is Intel popular? Why is Walmart popular? etc...etc...etc...
 
Old 02-11-2010, 10:46 AM   #37
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/me shakes the head ... "I can't believe MySQL keeps winning; guess it's all about numbers, and popularity has no correlation to quality what-so-ever"
I agree with Tink. Oracle 11g is truly amazing and enterprise manager update in 10g makes DBA tasks and performance monitoring a breeze.
 
Old 02-11-2010, 01:17 PM   #38
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I agree with Tink. Oracle 11g is truly amazing and enterprise manager update in 10g makes DBA tasks and performance monitoring a breeze.
And it needs a separate box to run on ;} ... otherwise it
easily causes "death by monitoring".

/me ducks & covers
 
Old 02-11-2010, 01:40 PM   #39
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And it needs a separate box to run on ;} ... otherwise it easily causes "death by monitoring".

/me ducks & covers
I haven't seen it to be an issue. Though I've only installed it on machines with 8 or 16 CPUs.
 
Old 03-06-2010, 04:16 AM   #40
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