Oracle competitors and market analysis

  • December 22, 2004 22 Dec'04

    2004: The year of the penguin

    If you're a Linux supporter, this was the year to be here. While open source databases lack the functionality of Oracle and SQL Server, they've still caused a uproar in 2004.

  • December 02, 2004 02 Dec'04

    Oracle/Novell deal signals more Linux-based DB alternatives

    News that Oracle's database and collaboration applications will be available on Novell SuSE Linux 9 is good news for both companies, giving users more viable Linux database alternatives.

  • November 30, 2004 30 Nov'04

    IBM deal could be Sybase's last stand

    Sybase and IBM are joining forces to increase their stake in the Linux market, a move that could be Sybase's last chance to maintain a presence in the database market.

  • November 16, 2004 16 Nov'04

    Electronics firm places trust in Oracle hosting service

    Officials at Mercury Computer Systems Inc. are placing a lot of trust in Oracle. The maker of defense electronics and medical imaging equipment is choosing to store all of its critical business data at Oracle's giant data center in Texas.

  • November 09, 2004 09 Nov'04

    CA banking on Ingres

    Computer Associates (CA) has Sybase in its crosshairs as it launches a campaign to lure banks and investment firms to its newly open sourced Ingres DBMS. But CA faces a number of hurdles.

  • November 01, 2004 01 Nov'04

    CA swings at Oracle, SQL Server with Ingres

    Computer Associates International Inc. is making its open sourced Ingres DBMS widely available today, pitching its mature features and 64-bit support at Oracle and SQL Server customers.

  • October 21, 2004 21 Oct'04

    Oracle, open source putting the squeeze on SQL Server

    Oracle Corp. is beginning to win the battle for small and medium-sized customers, putting pressure on Microsoft SQL Server developers.

  • October 20, 2004 20 Oct'04

    Oracle aims at financial firms with SWIFT

    Oracle is adding messaging support to its E-Business Suite and Application Server for the financial industry. The firm is making its products compatible with SWIFT, an industry-owned cooperative that provides messaging services for banks and ...

  • July 15, 2004 15 Jul'04

    Major vendors step up mobile efforts

    Microsoft has Laguna. IBM has DB2 Everyplace. And don't forget Oracle Lite. So far, though, no one does mobile like Sybase can.

  • June 16, 2004 16 Jun'04

    DBMS sales pump up Oracle's Q4

    The database giant reports a 15% jump in Q4 profits and a healthy demand for its new 10g DBMS.

  • May 27, 2004 27 May'04

    Relational database market rebounds

    Find out who won the annual Gartner Research DBMS survery, and what Linux is doing for Oracle.

  • May 13, 2004 13 May'04

    IBM battles Oracle for top open source customers

    IBM is ramping up its open source message in its fight with Oracle for database clustering leadership on the rapidly growing Linux platform, and told IDUG attendees that it will offer a discount to customers building Linux data center clusters.

  • April 06, 2004 06 Apr'04

    Oracle, Dell join forces to fight Microsoft

    CEOs Larry Ellison and Michael Dell shook hands today on a deal designed to give Oracle and Dell an advantage over Microsoft in the small and midsized market.

  • March 31, 2004 31 Mar'04

    Database expert will steer Collaboration Suite

    Oracle is talking up its newly improved Collaboration Suite, which now has instant messaging features. Find out whether these enhancements are enough to give Microsoft and IBM a run for their money.

  • March 22, 2004 22 Mar'04

    Master Lock picks Oracle CRM

    Master Lock is all keyed up over its recent installation of Oracle CRM.