2011 LinuxQuestions.org Members Choice AwardsThis forum is for the 2011 LinuxQuestions.org Members Choice Awards.
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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)
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.
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.
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.