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

“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…”