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You can now vote for your favorite products of 2007. This is your chance to be heard! Voting ends February 21st.


View Poll Results: Database of the Year
MySQL 436 54.36%
PostgreSQL 174 21.70%
Firebird 77 9.60%
sqlite 53 6.61%
Oracle 28 3.49%
Sybase 4 0.50%
DB2 5 0.62%
Berkley DB 4 0.50%
InnoDB 1 0.12%
EnterpriseDB 20 2.49%
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Old 01-10-2008, 11:53 AM   #31
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Originally Posted by Tinkster View Post
Only if they're on a static IP.
Don't forget the many automated proxy sites that allow you to create as many IPs + logins with a single click (mostly used for warez downloads with rapidshare and friends). Most of them are actually new and did not exist (at such a large scale) a few years ago...
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It is frowned upon, but we do have non-IP related measures in place to detect. It's not, however, something we go very far to try to stop. That's strictly for registration though and has nothing to do with how the polls are audited. As I mentioned previously - everyone is more than welcome to vote (and join).

Old 01-11-2008, 07:19 AM   #33
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I have used Firebird for four years. I love it!
Old 01-11-2008, 09:41 AM   #34
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PostgreSQL of course, apart other things, the license is BSD! I can't understand why people are still using MySQL.

Oracle already bought InnoDB, and the MyISAM engine is just too old.

Also, MySQL doesn't support transactions on altering tables, so if I have to change the DB structure (which always happens), I have to stop the site and tell the users: "Oh, please wait a while... MySQL doesn't support transactions...".
Old 01-13-2008, 04:58 AM   #35
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Firebird is the best!
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Old 01-14-2008, 11:40 AM   #37
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I can believe Firebird is even in the running. It's a two horse race, folks. MySQL and PostgreSQL (with EnterpriseDB on the PostgreSQL side.)

When it comes to building real applications for transaction processing, none of them can hold a candle to Postgres or EnterpriseDB.
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EnterpriseDB is Best of all and compatible
Old 01-15-2008, 01:16 AM   #39
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Long live Firebird. awaiting Vulcan merge.
Old 01-15-2008, 11:21 AM   #40
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Well, my vote went to sqllite for licensing,
but Oracle is still Oracle
and XE is a very nice free product
Old 01-15-2008, 11:24 AM   #41
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PostgreSQL supports user defined data types, which is important in my line of work.
Old 01-15-2008, 05:14 PM   #42
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Originally Posted by interndan View Post
actually it [Kexi] will also do standalone file based database. quite simple to use and perfect for smaller requirements.
It uses SQLite as its inbuilt database. SQLite is much more scaleable than you would think. Kexi is on the right track here; has big plans to be the next easy DB for real users, and may well succeed.

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Old 01-15-2008, 08:11 PM   #43
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i vote mysql if you will be having clustered db, and pgsql for standalone and for million transactions.
Old 01-15-2008, 08:36 PM   #44
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Originally Posted by rodstar View Post
When it comes to building real applications for transaction processing, none of them can hold a candle to Postgres or EnterpriseDB.
I have no idea of what do you mean with "real applications", but I know a lot of real applications outside the enterprise world.

I have no doubt in choose oracle when we are talking about real high transaction processing applications in 24/7 environments.
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There are some posts, reading it seems that is advertisement of Firebird.
Some users create fake accounts only for the purpose of voting.

Jeremy, you will have to do something. You are correct that everybody has right to vote here. But active and legitimate users should be given more weight-age.


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