LinuxQuestions.org
Download your favorite Linux distribution at LQ ISO.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > 2003 LinuxQuestions.org Members Choice Awards
User Name
Password
2003 LinuxQuestions.org Members Choice Awards This forum is for the 2003 LinuxQuestions.org Members Choice Awards.
You can now vote for your favorite products of 2003. This is your chance to be heard!

Notices

View Poll Results: Database of the Year
MySQL 405 36.45%
Postgres 269 24.21%
Oracle 25 2.25%
DB2 2 0.18%
Sybase 3 0.27%
Berkley DB 4 0.36%
Firebird 403 36.27%
Voters: 1111. You may not vote on this poll

 
 
Search this Thread
Old 11-15-2003, 12:01 PM   #1
jeremy
root
 
Registered: Jun 2000
Distribution: Debian, Red Hat, Slackware, Fedora, Ubuntu
Posts: 10,323

Rep: Reputation: 2613Reputation: 2613Reputation: 2613Reputation: 2613Reputation: 2613Reputation: 2613Reputation: 2613Reputation: 2613Reputation: 2613Reputation: 2613Reputation: 2613
Database of the Year


An extremely close Award last year!
 
Old 11-15-2003, 09:35 PM   #2
tallship
Member
 
Registered: Jul 2003
Location: On the Beaches of Super Sunny Southern San Clemente, California USA
Distribution: Slackware - duh!
Posts: 520
Blog Entries: 3

Rep: Reputation: 112Reputation: 112
Re: Database of the Year

Quote:
Originally posted by jeremy
An extremely close Award last year!
And it should be this year too, although it doesn't appear to be turning out that way

sure, I voted for MySQL, yet I wish that for the purposes of this poll I could have chosen my top three or four with check boxes.

Reason being, they're all great products. BerkelyDB is something that everyone uses (makemap hash /etc/mail/virtusertable < /etc/mail/virtusertable).

It's nice to see IBM's DB2 up there too

Sybase is what the original mACROsFOT SQL Server was based upon, although few people seem to be aware of that little ditty. The only REAL difference in the 4.x versions were that the mACROsFOT incarnation only ran on mACROsFOT b0x3s and was multithreading.

Oracle deserves much more attention than it's receiving here, and has it's place in high transaction environments where procedures make life simpler.

PostGREs, for some reason, never seems to get the attention it deserves either, although I rarely implement it myself - so I'm guilty too

mSQL isn't listed.

hm.... nope. I wouldn't change my vote anyway though - heh.
 
Old 11-15-2003, 10:02 PM   #3
gboutwel
Member
 
Registered: May 2001
Location: Norton, KS
Distribution: Mandrake, Xandros, and Debian 3.0 (Woody) as a proxy
Posts: 103

Rep: Reputation: 15
Firebird SQL

My favorite Firebird SQL isn't on the list, so I'm not able to vore.
 
Old 11-16-2003, 03:15 AM   #4
buttersoft
Member
 
Registered: Aug 2003
Distribution: Slackware
Posts: 178

Rep: Reputation: 30
MySQL

Simply put the data I have is on Desktop, Laptop and Zaurus - with the help of MySQL - I cannot have a stronger case for this software.
 
Old 11-16-2003, 10:43 AM   #5
martinman
Member
 
Registered: Apr 2003
Distribution: Gentoo 1.4
Posts: 290

Rep: Reputation: 30
haha, last year was a fluke...mysql all the way
 
Old 11-17-2003, 04:17 AM   #6
Superduck
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Nov 2003
Posts: 3

Rep: Reputation: 0
Please consider adding sqlite
 
Old 11-17-2003, 04:29 AM   #7
buttersoft
Member
 
Registered: Aug 2003
Distribution: Slackware
Posts: 178

Rep: Reputation: 30
knoda is also a very useful database front-end.....
 
Old 11-17-2003, 07:55 AM   #8
megalex
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Nov 2003
Posts: 3

Rep: Reputation: 0
Thumbs up Postgresql!!

All the way..
Never had any serious problems with anything.. very stable..
Mucho data hungry seems to suck anything i throw at it.
The Copy command takes almost 1/2 a million records from our legacy system in a few seconds..
Executes extremely complex queries really fast..!! Perfect for large information systems and very good for small databases. I mean if you know your database is going to grow why not just do it on Postgres?

Oh.. you can write your own functions in PHP ? weee...

Last edited by megalex; 11-17-2003 at 07:59 AM.
 
Old 11-17-2003, 10:56 AM   #9
NoDough
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Nov 2003
Location: North Carolina
Distribution: Gentoo
Posts: 4

Rep: Reputation: 0
PostgreSQL

Recently handed the task of speeding up MS Access DBs.

Tried MySQL first, but many of the SQL statements used weren't supported in MySQL.

With very little effort they are all running in PostgreSQL with a tremendous speed increase.

Gotta love it.
 
Old 11-17-2003, 11:39 AM   #10
mbabuskov
Member
 
Registered: Nov 2003
Location: Subotica
Distribution: Slackware, Knoppix, Mandriva
Posts: 42

Rep: Reputation: 15
Where's Firebird???

I'd like to vote for Firebird, but it isn't included ?!?!

That database is so good, that I think it could win this contest.

For those of you who don't know about it, go here:

firebird.sourceforge.net

or

www.firebirdsql.org
 
Old 11-17-2003, 01:00 PM   #11
sesummers
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Nov 2003
Posts: 3

Rep: Reputation: 0
Angry Firebird!!!!

Why isn't this a choice???
 
Old 11-17-2003, 01:19 PM   #12
jeremy
root
 
Registered: Jun 2000
Distribution: Debian, Red Hat, Slackware, Fedora, Ubuntu
Posts: 10,323

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 2613Reputation: 2613Reputation: 2613Reputation: 2613Reputation: 2613Reputation: 2613Reputation: 2613Reputation: 2613Reputation: 2613Reputation: 2613Reputation: 2613
Firebird has been added.

--jeremy
 
Old 11-17-2003, 02:33 PM   #13
lokee
Member
 
Registered: Feb 2003
Distribution: Gentoo
Posts: 381

Rep: Reputation: 30
I voted mysql, because it's like a standard... let me explain myself:
-I use external servers(lycos etc...); it's good to know I can just code without needing to know where I'm going to store my webpage.
-Most people know it, gettin' support is easy

That's about it.
 
Old 11-17-2003, 03:41 PM   #14
mariuz
Member
 
Registered: Nov 2003
Distribution: debian sid/experimental
Posts: 62

Rep: Reputation: 17
Talking

Quote:
Originally posted by jeremy
Firebird has been added.

--jeremy
Thank you very much voted
 
Old 11-17-2003, 04:20 PM   #15
shanness
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Nov 2003
Posts: 1

Rep: Reputation: 0
PostgreSQL rocks my planet, very fast, very advanced , very easy to use database, can't understand why it's not more popular than MySQL, I assume it's because many people haven't tried it?

<edit>Oh, and 7.4 was released today.</edit>

Last edited by shanness; 11-17-2003 at 04:39 PM.
 
  


 


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
1 year from now... ghostwalker Linux - General 18 01-13-2006 08:38 PM
Snort database: Closing connection to database "" Homer Glemkin Linux - Security 2 07-14-2005 06:58 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:06 PM.

Main Menu
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration