Database Software: Big Blue Bests the Rest

October 21, 2002


In these fiercely competitive, information-jammed days of business, there is no room for poorly written database software. Attesting to this is the fact that in the product innovation subcategory of the 2002 VARBusiness Annual Report Card (ARC), only one point separated IBM,leader of the database software pack, from Sybase and Oracle (74 vs. 73). And Microsoft, which took fourth place in product innovation, was only two points removed from IBM.

The fiercest battles occurred in the support and partnership subcategories, both of which were clearly won by IBM, leading Big Blue to the No. 1 position.

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