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My guess is that:

1. Oracle and Sybase to a much lesser extent still have more visibility
(marketing) than their free counterparts (when you have had a quarter of
a century or more to build an installed base, it shows).

2. In Oracles case, there is arguably not a single other db in its
class.  Informix and Sybase were once contenders, but now they struggle
to just stay afloat. All the free/open DBs are still in heavy catch up
mode...not to mention the ridiculous set of tools and ERP/CRM/EDI/TLA
based stuff around Oracle that really no-one else has, it should not be
asurprise they are at the top spot.

3. PostgreSQl is only in recent memory getting more attention. For a
while it had been languishing development-wise, and web-dev stuff (for
which the open/free db's are most often used) didn't need the extra
stuff PG offered (i.e. transactions) over the extrmely lightweight
MySQL.  My guess is in about a year to 2 years you'll see Oracle still
ahead with a huge margin, PG and Sybase fighting for a distant 2nd spot,
and evryone else (including everything from DB2 to MySQL fumbling about
the bottom).


Peter Jay Salzman wrote:
> rod, this was really interesting -- thanks for posting it!   i wonder if you
> can submit it to linux journal for submission; they usually have something
> like this within the first few pages.
> begin: Rod Roark <rod@sunsetsystems.com> quote
> > Oracle    223
> > Sybase     49
> > MySQL       5
> > Postgres[ql] 0  Too bad, this is my favorite DBMS
> but it makes perfect sense, doesn't it?  i mean, if something is truly good,
> why would anyone want to give it away?   sounds suspicious to me!
> pete

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