Only 41% of SAP software implementations in 2012 relied on Oracle (ORCL) databases, estimates...

Only 41% of SAP software implementations in 2012 relied on Oracle (ORCL) databases, estimates Gartner - it thinks the other 59% used Microsoft's (MSFT) SQL Server. Oracle's share is down from an estimated 65% 5 years earlier, as SAP stops promoting Oracle and SQL Server improves its feature set. Now, with SAP's Business Suite having added support for the company's Hana in-memory database, Nomura predicts Business Suite/Hana implementations will surge. The firm also sees SAP releasing a cloud service for running Business Suite apps on Hana.

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  • Derek A. Barrett
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    With respect to the article, either math is off, or Gartner has a typo:


    41% Oracle
    59% SQL Server


    It is forgetting DB2 and SAP's own Sybase. So that 59% number should be adjusted to include all non Oracle database and not just SQL Server.
    8 Apr 2013, 08:59 PM Reply Like
  • Mike Vizard
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    what percentage were on DB2?
    8 Apr 2013, 10:21 PM Reply Like
  • kram1689
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    What I like to know are;
    What is the market share of SAP was/is?
    What is the market share of NON-SAP SAP-alike market share was(were)/is(are)?


    Then we can look at the SAP on ORCL market share was/is?
    NON-SAP on ORCL market share was(were)/is(are)?
    8 Apr 2013, 10:46 PM Reply Like
  • akanaran
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    Definitely Gartner has got the stats wrong
    1. SAP now promotes Sybase extensively
    2. Point to be noted that they are also migrating some of the existing customers who are on Databases Oracle, SQL, DB2 to Sybase
    3. On BI they have a lot of traction with Hana
    9 Apr 2013, 08:10 AM Reply Like
  • rjgood
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    That is funny, since in 2000, Sybase and MS SQLServer were 100% the same. That was 4 short versions ago. I can still code in either with very little adaptation.


    Of course SAP promotes Sybase, since they paid billions for it. But lets face it, MSFT SQLServer is dominant in corporate America, with the exception of the freeware built web sites that like to run MySQL (which didn't even have Stored Procedure technology until a handful of years ago.)


    The stats seem consistent with my experience. Oracle is a $100k product that fits the huge data mining/trending companies. Not for the vast majority of business entities that just want a $10k out-of-the-box product hat just works after typing setup.exe.
    9 Apr 2013, 09:28 PM Reply Like
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