Gartner: Oracle Strong In Databases, but Must Execute on Applications

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According to Gartner analysts at Gartner Symposium ITxpo 2005, Oracle remains the dominant database vendor, but will face challenges as it tries to expand its middleware and applications sales. The slightest misstep when trying to merge its recent acquisitions will only serve to benefit its key competitor, SAP

Gartner also predicts that Oracle’s Fusion framework will be ready a full year later than Oracle has promised, which won’t help to improve the company’s disjointed image. According to Gartner analyst Jeff Comport, “The challenge for Oracle is to move from individual products into an overall message,” one that sums up what Oracle does for the customer.”



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As Pythian’s Chief Executive Officer, Paul leads this center of excellence for expert, outsourced technical services for companies whose systems are directly tied to revenue growth and business success. His passion and foresight for using data and technology to drive business success has helped Pythian become a high-growth global company with over 400 employees and offices in North America, Europe, and Asia. Paul, who started his career as a data scientist, founded Pythian when he was 25 years old. In addition to driving the business, Paul is a vocal proponent of diversity in the workplace, human rights, and economic empowerment. He supports his commitment through Pythian’s hiring and retention practices, his role as board member for the Basic Income Canada Network, and as a supporter of women in technology.

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