February 6, 2006
Taking On the Database Giants
Rick Herman is awash in digital data. He's vice-president for business and legal affairs at Sony Online Entertainment, the division of Sony that handles Internet gaming. It's his job to ensure that the company's databases manage that information properly and on budget. To do that, Herman has traditionally relied on one of the three main database vendors: Oracle, IBM, or Microsoft. But lately, he's doing a bit more shopping around.