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IBM Beats Oracle in 2002 Database Sales

May 22, 2003|From Bloomberg News

IBM Corp. unseated Oracle Corp. as the top seller of relational database software last year, market researcher Gartner Inc. said.

IBM's share of the $6.63-billion market rose to 36% in 2002 from 34% in 2001, Gartner said. Oracle's portion slipped to 34% from 40%, and Microsoft Corp.'s share grew to 18% from 14%. The total market fell by 6.9%.

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