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Poll: What is the primary database management system (DBMS) in your organization?


Databases are the lifeblood of many of today's most critical applications. Whether you have implemented a database management system (DBMS) as part of an application deployment or you have standardized on a single DBMS across the enterprise, TechRepublic would like to know what the primary DBMS is in your organization.

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9 comments
nyeates1
nyeates1

Microsfot SQL Server is num 1?? Is techRepublic like full of microsoft-ites?? I am new and already notice a lot of reference to MS. MS has pushed some good products out their doors no doubt, but I am not a fan of their business tactics, software implementations and closed/restricted mentality.

wizardo
wizardo

Interesting typo. MS SQL "Sever". I know a couple of DBAs who'd like to "sever" their association with MS.

eclypse
eclypse

Let's not forget IBM Informix Dynamic Server - better than any DB you have listed here IMHO... =)

jkennedy
jkennedy

You have omitted IBM Informix. Stilled used by lots of organizations (some very successful retailers use Informix in their stores and use less than 8 dba's across the nation to maintain). Once configured the database engine just runs - and runs fast.

krolrules
krolrules

Our primary is SQL, but our main project app runs on Sybase (it's a "turn-key" solution, so we don't manage it much in house). The good thing, is soon we'll be an All MS SQL shop, due to the vendor giving us an option to go MS SQL with a new upgrade!

mandrake64
mandrake64

The question is too broad to be answered in a single vendor radio button. My organisation uses a combination of several DBMS including IMS and DB2 on a mainframe (S/390), Oracle/DB2/Postgres on midrange platforms down to Oracle/Access/SQL Server on PCs to mention a few. As for a standardisation, it's "horse for courses". We make heavy use of object features of Oracle for our process control systems, something which locks us in to Oracle as a vendor unless we tire of paying the increasing maintenance fees. DB2, though, is making inroads into this domain and it is much much cheaper than some of the extortion forced upon us by some vendors. The heritage value of a database association with a given platform is a strong influence. e.g. DB2 on IBM mainframes and some midrange systems, SQL Server on Windows servers. As is the bindling of server platforms and databases by vendors, e.g. IBM. In order to make the whole survey process fare it woud be wise to gather this sort of statistic when people first sign up to TechRepublic. Otherwise, you may end up with a bias based on who has the free time to post a reply. In any case, I am typing this in at home before I go to bed.

nubbs17
nubbs17

It looks like a total of two votes can give 50% of the votes to three of the options...

jasonhiner
jasonhiner

The first couple votes do have match problems, but once it gets up to 3-4 votes it evens out. It's fixed now.

techrep
techrep

Presumably 1 has been added at the start to avoid DIV 0 errors?