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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 01-09-2005, 09:07 AM   #46
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MySQL is the easiest I have used for beginners and has more than enough features for advanced users.

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Old 01-09-2005, 09:35 AM   #47
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My choice is MySQL ."Evergreen DB"

Old 01-09-2005, 11:57 AM   #48
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MySQL is what i prefer for my projects.
Old 01-09-2005, 02:26 PM   #49
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Old 01-10-2005, 04:03 AM   #50
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MySQL being compared with DB2 , postgres and Firebird ???
It is more like comparing dBase with SQL Server on MS Windows !!!
Or it is rather more like comparing Word Processors with Spread Sheets ...

MySQL can be compared with relational databases only when it is full relational-database (i.e release version of MySQL-5 may be compared with true RDBMS)

There should actually be two catagories for databases...
A) Relational,
B) Simple Flat-File

And then my choice for relational databse would be Firebird (Like it was last year)

And MySQL for simple flat-file databases
Old 01-10-2005, 06:21 AM   #51
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I've no idea where someone gets the idea that MySQL is easier. I evaluated MySQL and Firebird with no prior knowledge of either, and Firebird was so clearly easier to use AND had more advanced options.

The only reasons to use MySQL are a) you want a full-text indexing, b) you are using it in a hosting environment where they have set it up for you and won't allow you to use something like Firebird.

Incidentally, there was an interesting post recently on the Ingres site, where an experienced Ingres user was lamenting how much faster Firebird was than Ingres:
Old 01-10-2005, 11:05 PM   #52
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Postgres might be the best, followed by the big oracle which lots of guys seems to get rid of with maximum pain.... has done a lot of promotion for its product. It is the most popular i think but might be the less featurefull database i ever used. One can make a product that only support oracle or hsqldb or firebird, what's the point?

If we were voting for the IDE of the year kdevelop vs kedit or gedit vs ajunta, would you choose kedit or gedit in terms of features and not speed like MySQL???
Old 01-11-2005, 03:25 AM   #53
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What's the best alternative OpenSource DB if you're planning to switch from Oracle? Maybe this would give you some idea...
Old 01-13-2005, 03:52 AM   #54
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We started with Interbase/Firebird - great solution for smaller applications with strong integrity checking. Runs great on Windows as well as Linux.
FB is great solution for embeded use on applications.

We use PostgreSQL for large applications, it is stable and faster then FB.
With release of version for Windows it becomes much better for developers, because they can develop applications without need to have a Linux box (if they preffer to develop on MS Windows).
Module PostGIS gives PostgeSQL another value in GIS application, we apprecieate it a lot.

I vote for PostgeSQL

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Old 01-13-2005, 08:55 AM   #55
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#1 Firebird
Old 01-13-2005, 09:25 AM   #56
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I've been using Firebird for two years now with no problems. I ported over 32K of Oracle Embedded SQL to Firebird with little effort and our product runs fine with it.
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Old 01-13-2005, 01:12 PM   #58
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MySQL works fine on my XOOPS powered website. Linux, Apache, MySQL and PHP content management system is easy to use. For a simple database frontend I am still looking. MySQL is so fast and robust on my website. No heavy loads here but it runs the whole website with no glitches between power glitches or upgrades.
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Firebird #1
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Firebird- Relational Database for the New Millennium


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