Microsoft Getting a Bigger Slice of Database Pie

January 15, 2004

[From eWeek]

As the absolute size of corporate and government databases continues to swell, more users are turning to technology they previously didn't consider for very large databases: Microsoft Corp. and its DBMS and Windows.

study by the Winter Corp., released last month, identifies the world's largest, most heavily used databases and finds that Windows has grown from less than 20 percent to more than 40 percent in OLTP (online transaction processing) in operating system usage from 2001 to 2003. The increase narrowed the gap considerably between Windows and the Unix and IBM z/OS mainframe operating systems.

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