March 6, 2007

DBMS market competitive overview (Part 1)

Monash Advantage members just received an exclusive nine-page Monash Letter with a competitive overview of the DBMS industry. The full analysis is exclusive to them, but I’ll give some highlights here.

1. As per my recent “deck-clearingposts, there’s a lot more competitive opportunity in the DBMS industry than many observers recognize.

2. One reason is the considerable number of separate niches in the DBMS space.

3. Oracle is a classical Geoffrey Moore “gorilla” only in the market for high-end OLTP and mixed-used DBMS. Everything else is up for grabs.

4. As discussed here extensively, simpler appliance-like architectures are beating the overly complex general-purpose DBMS vendors’ solutions for VLDB data warehousing.

5. MPP/shared-nothing architectures are deservedly beating SMP/shared-everything approaches for VLDB data warehousing.

That’s not the only Monash Letter recently released; another one covered online marketing strategy and tactics.


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