Database Software Numbers on Growth Track

Wednesday Jun 8th 2005 by Staff

Gartner Dataquest shows IBM still comfortably in the lead in a market buoyed by compliance requirements.


The software sector continues its ascension from the depths of the sluggish 2002 market, with database software sales increasing due to reporting and data management requirements.

According to new figures from researcher Gartner Dataquest, new license sales for database software grew 10.2 percent in 2004. Makers of database software sold $9.6 billion in new software for the year, compared to 8.7 billion for 2003.

IBM held its lead, reaping 36.8 percent of the market, compared to Oracle's 27.4 percent and Microsoft's 20.9 percent. Microsoft grew sales by 17 percent while Oracle notched a 15 percent increase.

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