According to the report, IBM became the leading vendor in new license revenue with 35% percent market share. IBM also continued its momentum in the Unix and Windows markets experiencing double digit growth. In the Unix database market, IBM’s business grew 15.4 percent. In addition, IBM’s growth continued in the Windows market at 15.8 percent.
IBM recently announced its 20th consecutive quarter of growth for its database software business. In 1Q 2002, IBM’s data management business grew 28 percent and its DB2 database software grew 12 percent.
“Whether it’s an e-business or an e-government implementation, the core is the database. Organisations in the Middle East are rapidly moving to more sophisticated technology systems, and are increasingly recognising that IBM leads the industry by providing customers with a price and performance ratio that is unmatched by the competition,” said Sameer Gupta, Regional Manager, Data Management Solutions, IBM Middle East, North-West Africa and Pakistan. “Our DB2 software uniquely supports multiple deployment environments and delivers reliable tools and technologies necessary to achieve customers’ performance goals, whether they are deploying a simple application for a small number of users, building an e-commerce site to support thousands of users, or building an enterprise data warehouse with terabytes of information.”
Additional details on IBM’s leadership and business momentum in the marketplace include:
Broadest Platform Support: IBM’s data management software supports the widest variety of platforms in the industry. DB2 supports more than 22 IBM and non-IBM platforms, including Linux, Sun, HP and Windows.
Open Standards: IBM was the first database software vendor to support standards-based Web Services including XML, UDDI and SOAP.
Total Cost of Ownership (TCO): IBM provides customers with the lowest TCO in the industry, including overall product price and the people required to deploy, manage and maintain their databases.
Application Developer Momentum: Leading independent software vendors –including SAP, Siebel, PeopleSoft and JD Edwards — have chosen DB2 as their preferred database platform for new applications. Today, there are more than 16,000 partners and 26,000 applications based on IBM’s data management portfolio.
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