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You can now vote for your favorite products of 2006. This is your chance to be heard! Voting ends February 18th.


View Poll Results: Database of the Year
MySQL 594 61.68%
PostgreSQL 153 15.89%
Firebird 114 11.84%
Oracle 32 3.32%
Sybase 2 0.21%
DB2 9 0.93%
Berkley DB 9 0.93%
sqlite 47 4.88%
InnoDB 1 0.10%
EnterpriseDB 2 0.21%
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Old 12-30-2006, 03:45 PM   #1
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Database of the Year

Always a hotly debated topic.

Old 12-31-2006, 04:50 PM   #2
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mysql for me, no change in that! I have tried postgresql, but i still work best with mysql.
Old 12-31-2006, 08:50 PM   #3
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mysql is losing its positions. postgre is getting better.
Old 12-31-2006, 10:27 PM   #4
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Berkeley DB is my choice.
Old 01-01-2007, 09:58 PM   #5
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Thumbs up MySQL

My blog and webpages are still powered by MySQL. But I'm keeping my eye very closely on PostgreSQL
Old 01-01-2007, 11:36 PM   #6
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PostgreSQL for me. Just a little over mysql. If I ever had to recommend one for a company though it would take me a bit to decide as both are great alternatives.
Old 01-02-2007, 08:19 AM   #7
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i'm using MySQL. So i vote for it.
Old 01-03-2007, 08:34 AM   #8
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I prefer MySQL.
Old 01-03-2007, 10:04 AM   #9
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it depends on the situation. My friend is oracle expert; he said it has more function and reports support ,dataware housing is better,etc. If i have to use with web pages, mysql is the perfect balance. Another cases PosgreSQL is better. That's my humble opinion.
Old 01-03-2007, 10:13 AM   #10
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I've always tended to stick with MySQL. It'll be interesting to see the results of this poll, and maybe I'll have a look at installing and finding out more about the most popular database from this result!

Old 01-03-2007, 02:14 PM   #11
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MySQL mostly, postgresql when required.
Old 01-03-2007, 05:52 PM   #12
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Using MySQL, mostly because I found it easier to set up with Mythtv.

Also using it for Cacti.
Old 01-04-2007, 09:26 AM   #13
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I'm not running Enterprise type stuff so 90% of the "alleged" extra stuff in Postgre doesn't interest me at all.

MySQL is so easy to get up and running, integrates easily with php and apache that even a dummy like me can get it working on both Windows and Linux in minutes and connectivity using OBDC -(allows other apps such as VB / PERL / C++ etc to connect to your DB) works fine.

For Heavy duty corporate stuff ORACLE, SAP, or DB2 might be the answer but at a humungous price.

I'd suspect for most users on these Forums the FREE MySQL is more than up to any job it's asked to do - but it's great there is at least another one out there worthy of consideration (Postgre) as competetion ensures development is kept up to date and required features such as decent roll back and security are built in as required.

However For most people not in a large corporate environment when it comes to Databases I think K.I.S.S (Keep it small and simple) is the rule here.

So for me MySQL gets the vote as it's still the easiest to install and operate.



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Old 01-04-2007, 12:38 PM   #14
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MySQL works fine with me, it covers my requirments
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Oracle - I'm loving it!


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