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Oracle Trumps Microsoft in Battle for NT Database Marketshare


REDWOOD SHORES, Calif., Mar. 29, 1999Oracle Corp. today announced that it has significantly increased its marketshare on Windows NT over Microsoft, according to figures just released in Dataquest’s 1998 Worldwide DBMS Preliminary Market Statistics. The Dataquest report shows that Oracle now holds a commanding 46.1 percent of the Windows NT market, with 55 percent growth in 1998, compared to only 12 percent growth for Microsoft. Microsoft’s NT marketshare declined significantly, according to the report down to 29.7 percent in 1998 from 37.8 percent in 1997. This is the third consecutive year that Oracle has gained marketshare over Microsoft on their own platform, according to Dataquest.

"These numbers show that we have opened the gap considerably over Microsoft on their own platform," said Chuck Rozwat, senior vice president of Oracle’s Server Technology division. "Customers are overwhelmingly choosing Oracle on NT over Microsoft because Oracle’s core focus on scalability, reliability and availability are vital considerations for any company doing business on the Internet."

On UNIX platforms, Oracle remained the undisputed leader, with 60.9 percent of the market, according to Dataquest. Informix followed in a distant second with 13.2 percent, while IBM and Sybase brought up the rear with 7.3 percent and 7.1 percent respectively. Significantly, IBM’s goal of becoming an open database supplier continues to be unsuccessful. According to the report, IBM has less than 9 percent of the combined UNIX/NT market. Even on IBM's own UNIX platform, Oracle outsells IBM DB2 by almost two to one. Microsoft still has no RDBMS product available for the open systems UNIX platform.

Strong Growth in Database Market Fueled by the Internet According to Dataquest, the overall market for new database (DBMS) licenses, which reached $7.1 billion in 1998, grew a robust 15 percent, driven largely by demand for Internet applications, electronic commerce, and data warehousing. Dataquest predicted the overall DBMS market would grow to $10 billion by 2003.

Oracle Corporation is the world's leading supplier of software for information management, and the world's second largest independent software company. With annual revenues of more than $8.3 billion, the company offers its database, tools and application products, along with related consulting, education, and support services, in more than 145 countries around the world.

For more information about Oracle, please call 650/506-7000. Oracle's Worldwide Web address is (URL) http://www.oracle.com/.


Oracle Contact
Paige O’Neill
Oracle Corp.



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