Database Wars: Microsoft vs. DB2

January 7, 2004

[From NewsFactor Network.]

Microsoft and IBM took very different approaches to developing and marketing high-performance databases, but they arrived in the same place with the same desire: to blanket all-size enterprises with database solutions tailored to the customer's needs.

Microsoft is moving up from the space, and IBM is trying to move down from the large-scale customer base. The competition is sparking innovation, and customers in every size company will benefit. But do either of these vendors have what it takes to successfully raid the other one's stronghold?

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