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Sybase market share

2 posts in General Discussion Last posting was on 2010-05-14 01:51:58.0Z
Carl Kayser Posted on 2010-05-13 14:24:33.0Z
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In 2007 both Gartner and IDC reported Sybase having 3.5% market share and
there were no public updates by either consulting company since then.
Sybase has reported good DBMS sales in its various earnings reports since
2007 and John Chen has said (at at least one TechWave keynote) that he
thinks that the consultants have not accurately reported on Sybases's market
share gains.

I notice with the various stories about the SAP acquisition of Sybase some
references to database market share:

3% market share per Gartner:
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/05/13/technology/13sap.html?src=busln

8.5% market share per IDC:
http://www.marketwatch.com/story/sap-tries-gunning-for-oracle-with-sybase-deal-2010-05-12?tool=1&dist=bigcharts&symb=SY&sid=7930



Does anyone know how these numbers can be reconciled?


Eugene Korolkov Posted on 2010-05-14 01:51:58.0Z
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I thik they are calculated differently: by new lic, by support, etc...

"Carl Kayser" <kayser_c@bls.gov> wrote in message
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> In 2007 both Gartner and IDC reported Sybase having 3.5% market share and
> there were no public updates by either consulting company since then.
> Sybase has reported good DBMS sales in its various earnings reports since
> 2007 and John Chen has said (at at least one TechWave keynote) that he
> thinks that the consultants have not accurately reported on Sybases's
> market share gains.
>
> I notice with the various stories about the SAP acquisition of Sybase some
> references to database market share:
>
> 3% market share per Gartner:
> http://www.nytimes.com/2010/05/13/technology/13sap.html?src=busln
>
> 8.5% market share per IDC:
> http://www.marketwatch.com/story/sap-tries-gunning-for-oracle-with-sybase-deal-2010-05-12?tool=1&dist=bigcharts&symb=SY&sid=7930
>
>
>
> Does anyone know how these numbers can be reconciled?
>
>