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Market Trends: Open Source DBMS, 2014

Published: 01 June 2015

ID: G00271417

Analyst(s): Terilyn Palanca


Open-source database management systems lead in adoption rate among OSS projects, and survey respondents selected them over closed-source for perceived strategic advantage and lower TCO. Product marketing managers at OSDBMS vendors should ensure their messaging illustrates these benefits.

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Market Trend

  • The OSDBMS Market Share Grew 70% Between 2010 and 2014
  • Market Structure Trend
    • The Market Structure Is Expanding and Diversifying
  • Buyer Trend
    • Buyers Add Strategic Competitive Advantage and Innovation as Top Reasons for OSS
  • Regional Trend
    • Europe Lags in OSDBMS Deployment
  • Technology Trend
    • Technology Varies in Enterprise Readiness, but Excels Now at Fit-for-Purpose

Contrarian View

  • NoSQL Consolidation and Potential Acquisition Diminishes OSDBMS Momentum

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