Oracle Still Top Dog in Tough Database Market

Monday Jun 30th 2008 by DatabaseJournal.com Staff

The leading database vendor retained strong market share in 2007, but faces increasing competition from low-cost, open source alternatives.

[From PC World]

The field of commercial relational database vendors is a lot less crowded than it used to be, and it's no surprise, considering the players have to contend with a massive software juggernaut like Oracle. According to the latest numbers from research firm IDC, Oracle still ruled the roost in databases in 2007, capturing in excess of 44 percent of the overall market.

Not even Oracle can afford to rest on its laurels, however; not when the database market remains this competitive.

The article continues at http://www.pcworld.com/businesscenter/blogs/mcallister_on_software/147720/oracle_still_top_dog_in_tough_database_market.html

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