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jeremy 12-16-2013 09:23 PM

Database of the Year
Always a hotly debated topic.


kooru 12-17-2013 01:44 AM

I should say PostgreSQL, but I love sqlite

astrogeek 12-17-2013 01:46 AM

MariaDB. Relieved the anxiety of Oracle MySQL - and then some!

gax7497 12-17-2013 06:27 AM

MariaDB (and MongoDB, but to a slightly less degree)

ericcooper 12-17-2013 06:20 PM

MariaDB, it stays open source, not like Oracle MySQL which becomes more and more obscure.

xplorn 12-17-2013 07:38 PM

I've used PostgreSQL for half a dozen years. It doesn't ever seem to have an issue, even if the server dies. It is fast on even old, slow hardware and has been easy to work with. I'm not convinced there isn't a better db out there, I just haven't had a need to look.

Tux! 12-18-2013 01:27 AM

I use PostgreSQL, Oracle, Unify (not in this list), MySQL/MariaDB, SQLite, and CSV (not in this list :)) on a daily basis and convert data between them has become routine.

*ALL* databases suck in one way or another, but PostgreSQL sucks least of all. CSV is easy to port: every table is a file and can be hand-edited, but of course it is slow. Using perl with DBD::CSV however makes a set of folders with CSV files look just like a database and conditionally fill "real" relational database from CSV datasets suddenly has become easy.

For daily use? PostgreSQL!

clauslack 01-03-2014 05:24 AM


DarkSlayer 01-06-2014 11:49 AM

True reliable FOSS for enterprise.

savotije 01-15-2014 03:30 AM

Mysql, this year.

mariuz 01-22-2014 08:29 AM

I voted Firebird as always
The best Mysql/Oracle alternative

Plus is now integrated into LibreOffice

noisy_by 01-22-2014 12:09 PM

Firebird forever! :)

gotfw 01-22-2014 08:05 PM


Originally Posted by noisy_by (Post 5103033)
Firebird forever! :)

Lol... here we go again.... every year single post Firebird afficianodos crawl out of the woodwork and really skew this poll.

I'm voting PostgreSQL :)

dunis 01-23-2014 08:03 AM

the best Firebird after mysql, sqlite.

alpulidom 01-23-2014 08:27 AM

Firebird SQL

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