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    i was taken by shock today when i read about the thsi news that ibm has brought over informix .could somebody through some light on what impact this may have on the databse market ?Hmmmm i was thinking wheather this was IBM strategic move to migrate informix users to DB2???at thsi rate then probably oracle may buy out sybase and then we might have only 2 databses db2 and oracle (dangerous to think)

    (hmmmmmm i no sql server exits or does it??)

    [Edited by hrishy on 04-26-2001 at 01:36 AM]

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    What did you say if sybase buys Oracle !!!!


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    Hi, 26th April 2001 12:49 hrs chennai

    Its all business strategy.

    But as of now Oracle Is a White Elephant Well proven its DB capability by its DB market share. So we dont have to worry which DB comes or goes Oracle is there.

    http://news.excite.com/news/ap/010424/21/informix-ibm

    Cheers

    Padmam

    [Edited by padmam on 04-26-2001 at 03:18 AM]
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    The fun part is that they are remaning it too.

    All marketting

    Sam
    Thanx
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    IBM, PS/2, OS/2....need I say more? They will take a perfectly good product and screw it up too....
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    Hehe, some anti-IBM bias there, Jeff??

    I think the next ones should be

    - Microsoft buys Sybase. ("The circle is now complete. When I left, I was but the learner. Now *I* am the master").
    They could deep-six the database, but they could take the awesome datawindows from PB and incorporate them into VB, which desperately needs a good data-window (grid). They could also then funnel PB into PB.NET.

    - Finally, Oracle should buy MySQL.

    I think this would pretty effectively consolidate the industry into the big 3.

    - Chris

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    If oracle is to buy MySQL, I think that Ellision would go bankrup, Heee he he !!! He has to pa to those open source developers Ha!!!

    Why not they all make their product to be an open source?

    What do you say BILL, LARRY, AND Who ever in IBM??????


    Sam

    [Edited by sambavan on 04-26-2001 at 11:13 AM]
    Thanx
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    Originally posted by chrisrlong
    Hehe, some anti-IBM bias there, Jeff??

    Nah, I just think IBM has a lot of braindead ideas. They used to try and be all things to all people and that got them into trouble... The have finally started concentrating on their core competencies (although I don't exactly consider AS/400 a positive compentency..) They've got a lot of really bright people there, it's just when you get the marketing people together with the managers you run into problems...
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