Oracle 10g, which came out in early 2004, pushed grids into the foreground; no competitors have a credible response. 10g R2 similarly raised the bar for database availability.
With Crystal Reports, now offers top suite of biz reporting software.
Agentless data management tools dominate enterprise deployments.
Open-source Cloudscape raised bar for Java, app-specific databases.
SQL Server power is being enhanced by Yukon’s .NET integration.
Forced many closed-source vendors to adopt open-source strategies.
With ObjectStore, Persistence, emerged as new data powerhouse.
Innovator proves complex data can be mastered by small database.
Moved to forefront with focus on data objects and JDO specification.
Early leader in integration of RFID into enterprise database systems.