Oracle Sees Cuts as the Hands of Startup Rivals
April 18, 2013
Oracle is a company that has made a name for its self in information storage, primarily databases, and ranks third in the country as a software makers behind only Microsoft and IBM. But the tables may be turning for Oracle. Read how in the article, “Oracle Is Bleeding At The Hands Of Database Rivals.”
The article sums up the issue:
“Something is seriously wrong in Larry Land. Oracle does not command absolute control like it once did. You can see this clearly with the earnings the company posted last week and the growth that startups like Datastax are witnessing as more customers seek alternative databases for online applications.”
Startups are indeed taking a chunk out of the proprietary vendor market. Not only is this a trend in the world of content storage and management, but also in terms of enterprise search. SharePoint is the solution that developers and users are least excited about. Instead, talk turns to the up and coming open source initiatives that are more scalable, efficient, intuitive, and cost-effective. Take LucidWorks for instance. Not only does it provide open source based enterprise search on par with any proprietary solution, but it boasts award winning support and training and the power of Apache Lucene/Solr. Most companies are seeing open source value-added software as a no-brainer solution to their information needs.
Emily Rae Aldridge, April 18, 2013