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LinuxWorld Australia: The Middle of the (Open) Road: Middleware Platforms

Oct 31, 2004, 05:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Ephraim Schwartz)

"Over the past several months, I've written about the clash of the titans for dominance in the middleware platform space. Looking at the market, we have BEA and IBM as market leaders, with Microsoft, Oracle, and SAP in the second tier. But I got to wondering if there was anything missing from this picture I've created, so I placed a few phone calls to savvy people for a different take on things. Evangelos Simoudis, a partner at venture capital company Apax Partners, tells me, 'The enterprise wants more choice with regards to vendors'--especially, he says, as they move toward best of breed..."

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