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You can now vote for your favorite products of 2013. This is your chance to be heard! Voting ends on February 4th.


View Poll Results: Database of the Year
DB2 6 1.58%
Drizzle 0 0%
EnterpriseDB 0 0%
Firebird 29 7.65%
MariaDB 138 36.41%
MySQL 87 22.96%
Oracle 9 2.37%
Percona 4 1.06%
PostgreSQL 77 20.32%
sqlite 29 7.65%
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Old 12-16-2013, 09:23 PM   #1
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Database of the Year

Always a hotly debated topic.

Old 12-17-2013, 01:44 AM   #2
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I should say PostgreSQL, but I love sqlite
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Old 12-17-2013, 01:46 AM   #3
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MariaDB. Relieved the anxiety of Oracle MySQL - and then some!
Old 12-17-2013, 06:27 AM   #4
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MariaDB (and MongoDB, but to a slightly less degree)
Old 12-17-2013, 06:20 PM   #5
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MariaDB, it stays open source, not like Oracle MySQL which becomes more and more obscure.
Old 12-17-2013, 07:38 PM   #6
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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.
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Old 12-18-2013, 01:27 AM   #7
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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!
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Old 01-06-2014, 11:49 AM   #9
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True reliable FOSS for enterprise.
Old 01-15-2014, 03:30 AM   #10
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Mysql, this year.
Old 01-22-2014, 08:29 AM   #11
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I voted Firebird as always
The best Mysql/Oracle alternative

Plus is now integrated into LibreOffice

Last edited by mariuz; 02-04-2014 at 08:30 AM. Reason: added libreoffice notice
Old 01-22-2014, 12:09 PM   #12
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Firebird forever!
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Originally Posted by noisy_by View Post
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
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the best Firebird after mysql, sqlite.
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Firebird SQL


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