Gartner Says Worldwide Relational Database Market Grew 10 Percent in 2004

May 24, 2005

[From Gartner]

STAMFORD, Conn., May 19, 2005 - Worldwide relational database management systems (RDBMS) new license sales totaled $7.8 billion in 2004, a 10.3 percent increase from 2003 revenue, according to Gartner, Inc.

IBM and Oracle were in a virtual tie for the top position based on new license revenue (see Table 1). Gartner analysts said the difference between the two vendors was less than $30 million, so statistically it is too close to identify a clear leader.

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