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You can now vote for your favorite products of 2004. This is your chance to be heard! Voting closes on February 3rd.


View Poll Results: Database of the Year
MySQL 511 53.51%
PostgreSQL 149 15.60%
Firebird 216 22.62%
Oracle 23 2.41%
Sybase 4 0.42%
DB2 2 0.21%
Berkley DB 3 0.31%
Informix 1 0.10%
MaxDB 0 0%
sqlite 46 4.82%
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Old 01-03-2005, 05:45 PM   #31
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I voted for Firebird.
Old 01-03-2005, 08:30 PM   #32
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No one stonger than Oracle 10G.
Old 01-04-2005, 03:23 PM   #33
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Cool FireBird is the best!

My vote goes to FireBird. Being a FB user since the beginning, I was forced to use MySQL last year and.... no thanks. I'll stick to FireBird.
Old 01-04-2005, 03:39 PM   #34
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I started out with MySQL, moved up to PostgreSQL for transactions and stored procedures, then discovered Firebird.

If you're not using Firebird, seriously consider trying it out.
Old 01-05-2005, 07:53 AM   #35
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MySQL, definately. This is freeware at its best!

Im sure all the PHP programmers out there wud agree
Old 01-05-2005, 03:35 PM   #36
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Originally posted by q80slipknot
MySQL, definately. This is freeware at its best!

Im sure all the PHP programmers out there wud agree ;)
Until the PHP programmer wanted more than simple inserts, updates, and deletes...

Then he'd turn to Firebird...

Here's the code:

$conn = ibase_connect("server:path/to/database.fdb","username","password");
$rec = ibase_query("select name, address from address_book");
while($obj = ibase_fetch_object($rec)){
echo "Name: $obj->NAME, Address: $obj->ADDRESS <br>";

As you can see, for any PHP developer, it's a piece of cake!
Old 01-05-2005, 09:19 PM   #37
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Firebird - my favorite database, it's very smart.
Old 01-05-2005, 09:56 PM   #38
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Old 01-06-2005, 02:27 AM   #39
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Originally posted by q80slipknot
MySQL, definately. This is freeware at its best!

Just be careful of the licence conditions - MySQL is NOT free once you pass certain points !!!

Im sure all the PHP programmers out there wud agree
Most definitely not. MySQL is LAST on the list of databases for PHP systems
Old 01-07-2005, 09:24 AM   #40
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This is the real database: Postgresql.
Old 01-07-2005, 09:23 PM   #41
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Old 01-07-2005, 11:34 PM   #42
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I go for Firebird!!!

If you're a windows DB developer that targets multiple OSs (win,linux,mac,solaris,freebsd,...), deploying your DB is as simple as copying to its destined location. You'll wonder how an enterprise RDBMS drawn its power from a very compact installation (~2.8MB)! It also have auto-allocation of workspace and recycles unused space from deleted records making it almost zero administration... One thing you could regret though is if you're collecting service fee on a per call basis
Old 01-08-2005, 01:51 AM   #43
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I vote for HSQLDB (aka. Hypersonic SQL)
Just look at this benchmark:

Btw, HSQLDB is used for OO.o Base 2.0, so soon everyone will be able to enjoy its speediness and tiny size (only 100k!)

Also, for OS zealots and people who worry about the state of Java, kaffe + classpath can definitely run this engine.
Old 01-09-2005, 12:40 AM   #44
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MySQL, because it is soo easy to use
Old 01-09-2005, 07:03 AM   #45
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Although not using DB much, My choice is MySQL


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