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Oracle Accounts for 80.5 Percent of New License Sales in Linux

05/24/05 | by Clarise | Categories: Databases, Open Source

I had assumed that with the rise of Open Source RDBMS that Open Source RDBMS had a larger share in the Linux platform. I am wrong. :oops: According to the article, IBM, Oracle Tie For No. 1 In Database Market, "Oracle accounted for 80.5 percent of new license sales on the Linux platform". Oracle has been running in Linux for years now. I used to support Oracle on Linux during my days in Oracle Support and that was in my other life. &#59;D So, it is not that surprising to me that Oracle would dominate the Linux market. I just assumed that enterprises who use Linux are more open to Open Source Software and would use Open Source RDBMS like MySQL and Postgres.

The other interesting thing I found from the article:
"RDBMS revenues on the Unix platform declined by 0.7 percent, as Linux-based RDBMS sales increased by more than 118 percent. Revenues from new licenses on the open-source operating system, however, remained relatively small at $654.8 million."
The study classified Linux separate from Unix even if Linux is a flavor of Unix.

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