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How to determine your SQL database through needs analysis

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13 Nov 2009 | Frank Ohlhorst, Contributor

Taking the frustration out of picking the right SQL database: A guide to evaluating database offerings from Oracle, IBM and Microsoft.

While there are many players in the enterprise database market, most IT managers have to choose among three primary vendors: Microsoft with SQL Server, IBM with DB2, and Oracle with 11g. According to the Gartner Group, Oracle captured 33.8% of the database market last year, up from 31.4% the previous year. Next was IBM, maintaining a steady 30% share of database sales. A distant third with a 13.9% share was Microsoft with SQL Server, mainly because SQL Server is available only on Windows-based systems, while the products of its two archrivals cater to a variety of platforms.


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November 26, 2009 at 9:38 AM

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