Database Wars: Sybase vs. Oracle

November 20, 2003

[From NewsFactor Network]

In the glory days of client/server technology, Sybase (NYSE: SY) was a name on the lips of everyone considering the purchase of a relational database. But that was eons ago in computing time, and nowadays Sybase is lucky to make a DBA's short list. Oracle (Nasdaq: ORCL) , meanwhile, always makes the cut and usually finishes at or very near the top.

Sybase is not a sinking ship, however. The company has diversified its product line and sold mountains of its software overseas. And for companies looking for a relational database that does not gulp down hardware resources, it is a viable alternative.

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