For 30 years the database market has essentially meant one thing: Oracle. With over 50 percent of the database market, more than double IBM’s share, Oracle is used to calling the shots. For decades, Oracle has consistently churned out impressive database software, albeit at a hefty price. Customers may not have liked dealing with Oracle’s dominance, but they didn’t have much choice.
Until now. Suddenly, the market is spoiled for choice, in a way that it hasn’t been for nearly three decades.
Some of that choice came from upstart relational database competitors like MySQL (now owned by Oracle) and... Read More >