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You can now vote for your favorite products of 2011. This is your chance to be heard! Voting ends on February 9th.


View Poll Results: Database of the Year
MySQL 163 49.70%
PostgreSQL 83 25.30%
Percona 3 0.91%
Drizzle 1 0.30%
MariaDB 11 3.35%
Firebird 19 5.79%
sqlite 38 11.59%
Oracle 7 2.13%
DB2 3 0.91%
EnterpriseDB 0 0%
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Old 02-01-2012, 12:06 PM   #46
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What, no SQL Server?

I use Oracle at work and while it's very stable, configuring it is a big pain. Good luck if you have to read Oracle documentation. My vote has to go with PostgreSQL.
Old 02-01-2012, 12:57 PM   #47
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PostgreSQL but...

PostgreSQL got my vote, but its backup capability is clunky: it'd sure be nice if you could back up a single DB in a way that allowed full roll-forward capability. (I'm fond of Sybase too....)
Old 02-02-2012, 04:29 PM   #48
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Percona for web applications but voted for sqlite
Old 02-06-2012, 12:30 PM   #49
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PostgreSQL and this year.
Old 02-07-2012, 12:15 PM   #50
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Definitely PostgreSQL.
Old 02-08-2012, 11:53 AM   #51
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MySql is best.
Old 02-18-2012, 08:07 PM   #52
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Originally Posted by LauMars View Post
LibreOffice Base and Calc are not databases.

The former is a front end to a database (so you'd be hooking up to something like MySQL) and the latter is just a spreadsheet so functions no more like a database than a vi is a desktop publishing package.
Not to hash up what is now a relatively old post, but as a database newb, what is the database part of Base? If Base is a front end of a database, then what is the database that it acts as a front end to? Is that database a part of Base as well?
Old 02-21-2012, 12:44 PM   #53
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Oracle for me!!
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