Oracle is losing ground in the Unix- and Windows-based database markets, according to a survey due out this week.
Obtained by a US newswire, the Gartner Dataquest survey provides cheer for IBM and Microsoft, but chronicles a loss of market share for Oracle.
IBM achieved 34.6 per cent of all database revenues in 2001, according to the survey, up from 33.7 per cent the year before. Gartner Dataquest credited this gain to Big Blue's acquisition of Informix last year.
Meanwhile, Oracle fell to second place with 32 per cent market share, a fall of 2.1 per cent. Microsoft saw a small rise and now controls 16.3 per cent.
Oracle still dominates the $3bn Unix market, with a slight fall to 63.3 per cent, with IBM on 24.7 per cent.
In the Windows-based space, worth $2.5bn according to the analyst, Microsoft's SQL server is well ahead at 39.9 per cent, representing a 4.5 per cent increase on last year, with Oracle again falling in this area.
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