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Re: Interesting developments at Oracle ....

From: Charles Wolfe <>
Date: Mon, 26 Jun 2000 20:13:49 -0400
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According to IDC, Oracle's share of the 1999 worldwide RDBMS software market increased to 42.4 percent, more than double the market share of the closest competitor.

In spite of the hype, the closest competitor is IBM, not M$.

In what ways do you feel that Oracle is failing to compete in the RDBMS market?

The web in all its various guises (internet, intranet, extranet, portals) is becoming more and more important as a business platform. Why shouldn't Oracle capitalize on this platform? Why shouldn't DBAs embrace this platform?

Why limit the means of access to the database engine, and why be apprehensive about beoming familiar with those new means of database access?

Bottom line, more Oracle databases, more work for DBAs.

my $.02


> Don't want to start a war but I caught this today on the web. Notice the
> line about making the IAS
> as big as the database products...interesting...
> Are we going to have to become IAS - DBAs??? I think that Mr. Ellison
> spend less time on
> conquering the world and more on making his products compete in the
> What are your thoughts?...
> --------------------------------------------------------------------------


> --
> June 26, 2000
> Oracle Plays the Reinvention Game
> Larry Ellison tries, once again, to redefine his database software company
> as a dot-com.
> By Elinor Abreu
> After years of trying to shed his company's database-centric image
> and after a week in which its stock was hammered because of perceived
> softening in its
> core database business Larry Ellison is counting on a big announcement
> week to
> convince investors that Oracle really is an Internet company.
> On Wednesday, Ellison "will reveal the culmination of his Internet vision
> which has
> been three years in the making," according to a company statement.
> The big news? The release of Oracle Internet Application Server, software
> that
> provides the infrastructure to manage business processes online. IAS will
> "redefine the application server market," boasts Jeremy Burton, senior VP
> product
> marketing. "We want to make our application-server business as big as our
> database
> business." Emphasis mine.
> In addition to the standard applications for transactions, order entry,
> marketing and human resources, the new product includes features that
> in
> Oracle's current application server, such as the Apache Web server,
> the Internet File System for storing and managing all types of content,
> and portal technology to create customized views of corporate data for
> customers,
> employees and partners.
> Check it out in full context -
> Thanks,
> Frank N. Pettinato
> Oracle Database Administrator
> Planning and Logistics - LADDS
> Intel Corporation
> Phone: (480) 554-7100
> --
> Author: Pettinato, Frank N
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