Oracle Still King of Database Software Market
June 4, 2004[From internetnews.com]
The worldwide market for database software appears to be on a comeback, as total revenues reached $13.6 billion in 2003, improving slightly from 2002, according to the latest figures from market research firm IDC.
The market rebounded from a sluggish 2002 when revenues totaled only $12.6 billion and the niche declined for the first time since IDC began charting it, according to Carl Olofson, research director for IDC's Information Management and Data Integration Software service.
Rivals Oracle (Quote, Chart), IBM (Quote, Chart), and Microsoft (Quote, Chart) currently control about 75 percent of the increasingly healthy market for database server software, according to the Framingham, Mass.-based firm.
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