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View Poll Results: Database of the Year
DB2 2 1.00%
Firebird 2 1.00%
MariaDB 83 41.29%
MySQL 27 13.43%
Oracle 3 1.49%
Percona 22 10.95%
PostgreSQL 39 19.40%
sqlite 23 11.44%
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Old 12-28-2016, 11:37 AM   #1
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Database of the Year

Always a hotly debated topic.

Old 12-28-2016, 12:08 PM   #2
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Again the choice was not an easy one... There are others on the list, such as Oracle, I also like to work with.
Old 12-28-2016, 06:56 PM   #3
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With Oracle now requiring at least a phone call from an Oracle Sales Rep to just get the code for the Test Suite for building MySQL, I vote MariaDB.

I found it's better to go with the original author of MySQL (i.e. Michael "Monty" Widenius) and all the improvements and additional database engines he's put in than to stay with the codebase he left behind.

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From a personal perspective, sqlite.
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Of those on offer, I voted MariaDB - still love it for standard online SQL stuff - but I am really loving Orientdb, and recommend people to look at it
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Always used and voted for MySQL/MariaDB, but you gotta love how both of them manage to break your database on every upgrade, and you notice only after a few days or even months!

On every upgrade, I have to change some character encoding options, otherwise it gladly and silently inserts a lot of rubbish characters. This has happened at least two or three times to me. The last one was on MariaDB 10.0.28, where I had to reconfigure my database to use the `utf8mb4` encoding, because you know, `utf8` doesn't really mean `utf-8`, joke's on you, but rather just "a subset of UTF8 that can be represented in 3 bytes"!
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Old 01-31-2017, 02:37 PM   #8
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I'd normally vote sqlite since combined with the firefox addon sqlitemanager it's usability is just plain the greatest.

But if you haven't been paying attention, PostgreSQL is just not your daddies SQL elephant.

There are some really major strides forward there.

Here are some of the changelogs for the last few releases....
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