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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 01-16-2005, 11:58 AM   #61
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Originally posted by mhsabado
What's the best alternative OpenSource DB if you're planning to switch from Oracle? Maybe this would give you some idea...
Yes, Oracle mode Firebird, or FYRACLE is great!

Just go to and read some of published PDF's...

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Old 01-16-2005, 12:02 PM   #62
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People should read this:,00.htm

and this ( clearly says all

Also, Firebird currently beats Ingres on performance:
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Old 01-16-2005, 12:04 PM   #63
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I voted sqlite even though I mainly use MySQL...

Mostly because I recently discovered it and was really amazed with its simplicity. It's FAST and it stays on top of a single, cross-platform, file. It actually made its way into my code now

Of course its a question of how you use it. But as far as EMBEDDED database goes, sqlite is really awesome
Old 01-17-2005, 08:21 PM   #64
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Develop DB2, vote for DB2. If I was doing less enterprise grade stuff I would probably vote MySQL or sqlite.
Old 01-19-2005, 04:49 AM   #65
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postgresql 8 is out!!!!!!
Old 01-21-2005, 03:16 PM   #66
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me voted firebird

that is my choice
Old 01-24-2005, 05:01 PM   #67
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Although I use mostly MySQL, I like PostgreSQL too.
Old 01-24-2005, 05:14 PM   #68
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going to have to go with mySQL in a heartbeat...

i have experience with mySQL and oracle. granted oracle has those nifty self joins when doing complex queries, oracle is just annoying if you want to do some quick editing and sticking to a CLI with mySQL, you can't make use of little short cuts here and there. oracle you gotta do this, then do that, then go back to where you were and start all over again...

plus isn't mySQL open source to begin with which just makes it better?
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Old 01-31-2005, 10:53 AM   #70
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this one is easy, its Mysql.
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Old 02-01-2005, 07:45 PM   #72
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Having worked on Oracle from ver6.0, on various platforms, I should say that there is no better database than Oracle.

Oracle, whatever be the version, gets my vote.!

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Firebird2 + Vulcan
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should have said...

Firebird2 + Vulcan + Fyracle

so many possibilities. simply the best.


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