Robust RDBMS Growth

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Database Trends & Applications 5-Minute Briefing lists preliminary 2004 database market results from market research firm IDC. Interestingly, the worldwide market for RDBMS (relational database management systems) grew by 11.6% in 2004. The top five RDBMS vendors stayed the same with Oracle taking 41.3 percent of the market, followed by IBM at 30.6 percent and Microsoft at 13.4 percent. Sysbase and NCR Teradata round out the group with 3.1 percent of the market share each. Although some fared better than others, all of the top five vendors saw an increase in their database business in 2004.

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As Pythian’s Chief Executive Officer, Paul leads this center of excellence for expert, outsourced technical services for companies whose systems are directly tied to revenue growth and business success. His passion and foresight for using data and technology to drive business success has helped Pythian become a high-growth global company with over 400 employees and offices in North America, Europe, and Asia. Paul, who started his career as a data scientist, founded Pythian when he was 25 years old. In addition to driving the business, Paul is a vocal proponent of diversity in the workplace, human rights, and economic empowerment. He supports his commitment through Pythian’s hiring and retention practices, his role as board member for the Basic Income Canada Network, and as a supporter of women in technology.

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