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Linux Grows Role as Database Platform

Jun 20, 2007, 18:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Martin Veitch)

"The big three of Oracle, IBM and Microsoft continue to dominate the relational database sector but market researchers are being forced to change the way they study the market by the rise of open-source and hosted products.

"Revenue from global relational databases was $15.2bn in 2006, up 14.2 percent year on year, Gartner said. The 85.6 percent lion's share of that went to the leaders, all of which grew income. Microsoft made the most notable leap, up 28 percent..."

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