Gartner – World Relational Database Market Grew 10 Percent in 2004

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According to Gartner, Inc., worldwide new license sales for relational database management systems (RDBMS) grew 10.3 percent in 2004 for a total of $7.8 billion. As far as new license revenue, Oracle and IBM landed in a virtual tie.

IBM’s DB2 had nearly 9 percent growth in sales on the Z Series and Unix platforms, whereas Oracle saw nearly 15 percent growth, largely due to its performance on the Linux platform. Although the new license revenue for Linux RDBMS was still a relatively small segment, this is where sales showed the most substantial rate of growth. Oracle is the clear leader in the Linux space, with 80.5 percent of new license sales.

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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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