June 26, 2001

Database size isn't everything

Author: JT Smith

eWEEK: "Larry Ellison likes to say the battle for the enterprise database market
is over, and Oracle has won. He should meet Steve Olson, technical
engineer at Illinois Power Co., in Decatur, Ill.

Although most of Olson's company's core business operations run on
Oracle8i database software, he is beginning to cast glances at the
offerings of other database vendors, particularly IBM and its DB2.
Why? IBM, of Armonk, N.Y., offers a host of XML (Extensible
Markup Language) and Java links, has the key advantage of being less
expensive than Oracle, and works on the same platforms."

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