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View Poll Results: Database of the Year
MySQL 163 49.70%
PostgreSQL 83 25.30%
Percona 3 0.91%
Drizzle 1 0.30%
MariaDB 11 3.35%
Firebird 19 5.79%
sqlite 38 11.59%
Oracle 7 2.13%
DB2 3 0.91%
EnterpriseDB 0 0%
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Old 01-04-2012, 08:27 AM   #16
miquelmatas
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Firebird
 
Old 01-04-2012, 09:35 AM   #17
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I've been using most of them:
MySQL, PostgreSQL, Percona, MariaDB, Firebird, sqlite & Oracle
However, my vote is for Firebird
It has almost everything I need for most of the a normal DB nowadays (and it's one of the lightest)

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Old 01-04-2012, 09:51 AM   #18
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firebird probably the best database in the world
 
Old 01-04-2012, 04:02 PM   #19
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I voted for MySQL because that's all I use. Seems like this category needs some updating as there are no NoSQL databases in the mix. Of course though the NoSQL DBs have their uses, I doubt too many people are using them as their primary database. Maybe next year there will be separate RDMS/PK store categories.
 
Old 01-04-2012, 04:08 PM   #20
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Seems like this category needs some updating as there are no NoSQL databases in the mix.
There is a dedicated NoSQL category.

--jeremy
 
Old 01-04-2012, 04:12 PM   #21
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There is a dedicated NoSQL category.

--jeremy
Never mind. I didn't look far enough.
 
Old 01-04-2012, 07:10 PM   #22
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Cool MariaDB FTW!!!

Why would anyone vote for MySQL when MariaDB...

  • Has everything that MySQL does, Plus much more
  • Is faster and better than MySQL
  • Isn't owned by EllisonCo
  • Was created and is actively maintained by Monty
  • yada yada yada
I hope that helps!

Kindest regards,

.
 
Old 01-04-2012, 11:57 PM   #23
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I use firebird.
 
Old 01-05-2012, 11:15 AM   #24
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Have to go with MySQL on this one. Simply because I've supported nothing but MySQL in the past (not by my volition, simply because it's what the job required) and it's the one that I have the most experience with.
 
Old 01-05-2012, 11:21 AM   #25
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Firebird SQL.
 
Old 01-08-2012, 08:55 AM   #26
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This is a no-brainer for me..

Postgres !!!!
 
Old 01-08-2012, 07:46 PM   #27
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Cool PostgreSQL - the cat's meow for heaving lifting, slilcing, and dicing.

Technically speaking; PostgreSQL, no contest. Does everything MySQL can do. And more. ;_)

Not to mention sporting the uber coolest license around.
 
Old 01-09-2012, 08:00 AM   #28
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My vote goes to PostgreSQL, on my list the second one would be MySQL, followed by SQLite.

Last edited by flatdog; 01-09-2012 at 08:15 AM. Reason: typo :)
 
Old 01-12-2012, 07:53 AM   #29
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Surprised that my favorite, Sybase is not in the poll. Used it back in my working days. Ah those were the days...

I actually use none of the above now. LibreOffice Base and Calc cover my database needs now-a-days.
LibreOffice Base and Calc are not databases.

The former is a front end to a database (so you'd be hooking up to something like MySQL) and the latter is just a spreadsheet so functions no more like a database than a vi is a desktop publishing package.
 
Old 01-16-2012, 03:23 AM   #30
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Firebird, hands down!
 
  


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