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You can now vote for your favorite products of 2012. This is your chance to be heard! Voting ends on February 4th.


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View Poll Results: Database of the Year
DB2 5 1.30%
Drizzle 0 0%
EnterpriseDB 0 0%
Firebird 33 8.57%
MariaDB 34 8.83%
MySQL 154 40.00%
Oracle 8 2.08%
Percona 5 1.30%
PostgreSQL 93 24.16%
sqlite 53 13.77%
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Old 12-21-2012, 02:33 PM   #16
Mousepad123
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MySQL. Why does everyone insist on choosing Firebird or PostgreSQL? I can't really say anything bad about either, since I haven't tried them yet.
 
Old 12-21-2012, 02:47 PM   #17
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This was the year when I discovered some of the goodies PostgreSQL has to offer, like common table expressions (CTE), window functions, the variety of data types, and some really great extensions, e.g. hstore which allows to store a set of key/value pairs in a single column. Not to mention some other cool stuff like foreign data wrappers (allows to access some other data source like it was a table inside database), ability to write stored procedures in various languages (Python!), LISTEN/NOTIFY, etc, which I have yet to try.
 
Old 12-21-2012, 04:36 PM   #18
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Smile Firebird is the best for me!

Firebird
 
Old 12-21-2012, 06:45 PM   #19
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Firebird

I voted Firebird because it's a professional open-source RDBMS with a small footprint, good performance, very high level of SQL standards compliance, a great developer team, a very active and supportive user community, multi-platform availability, offering various client-server packages as well as an embedded engine (private to the process that loads it), and, and... Did I forget something? I'm sure I did!
 
Old 12-22-2012, 12:08 AM   #20
Zoran V.
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Firebird.
 
Old 12-22-2012, 08:31 AM   #21
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Firebird for sure ! Outstanding piece of software !!
 
Old 12-22-2012, 02:49 PM   #22
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Definitely Firebird. Its Enterprise class, 100% Free and Open Source, cross-platform (native on all), Banks, Telecoms, Govts rely on it. Nuff said.

Last edited by k0d3g3ar; 12-22-2012 at 02:51 PM.
 
Old 12-22-2012, 02:53 PM   #23
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MySQL. Why does everyone insist on choosing Firebird or PostgreSQL? I can't really say anything bad about either, since I haven't tried them yet.
If all you do is develop database applications for a living, you'd know exactly why Firebird is a better choice over MySQL. MySQL is fine for the odd database, but if your entire corporation depends on power & capability, IMHO Firebird is a MUCH better choice.
 
Old 12-23-2012, 12:25 AM   #24
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+1 Firebird
 
Old 12-23-2012, 12:58 AM   #25
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It's too bad that PostgreSQL would even have to compete for this honor given the progress made on its code base over the past year.

If you've ever been frustrated by LONG query times on big tables from MySQL, you should really give PostgreSQL version 9 a spin. It's not your daddy's postgres.
 
Old 12-23-2012, 01:41 AM   #26
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One more for Firebird!!!
 
Old 12-23-2012, 08:05 AM   #27
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Firebird

I am using Firebird as an enterprise database serving very sophisticated ERP application with average of 10 to 60 concurrent users.
Firebird is the best for this kind of usage.
 
Old 12-23-2012, 08:14 AM   #28
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I am using Firebird as an enterprise database serving sophisticated ERP application with with 10 to 60 concurrent users.
Firebird is the perfect database for my work.
 
Old 12-23-2012, 08:17 AM   #29
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Sorry for the double post, But still can not vote?!
Instead of the poll I see "You must log in to vote in this poll."
But I am registered!
 
Old 12-23-2012, 12:27 PM   #30
Nagy Szilveszter
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Firebird

I just cannot fall out of love with Firebird.

After finishing our 12th Firebird based medium-sized project, serving daily more than 8000 users online, handling a couple of TB data, i have no reason to find a better database backend for our solutions. Full-text search was something i missed, but then i solved the problem with an alternative way.

Last edited by Nagy Szilveszter; 12-23-2012 at 12:35 PM.
 
  


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