The server market regardless of x86 or Unix is impacted badly due to recession. The data shows that overall sales for Servers went down by 24% worldwide. It also says that the top 5 vendors witnessed double digit drop of server market during the same period. Additionally, the shipment dropped to 1.7 million units.
Oracle RAC allows multiple computers to run the Oracle RDBMS software simultaneously while accessing a single database, thus providing a clustered database. In a non-RAC Oracle database, a single instance accesses a single database. Gartner analyzed the usage in early 2003 with Oracle Database 9i (9i) RAC. It was a very complex application at that time and required an skilled DBA to monitor it. But, in the last five years, Oracle made a significant improvement for RAC in terms of business value and lowered the skill level.
Nine out of ten companies are going to opt for SaaS service next year as per the recent survey by Gartner. One third of the respondents are planning to replace their in house software with SaaS service. Cost effectiveness is the major reason to go for Saas compared to in house software. The survey involved eight major countries worldwide and 258 IT executives.
Economic slowdown hits cell phone sales badly because of the fact that consumers are taking longer time to replace the handsets, as per Gartner. Although, there is a significant growth of cell phone sales in the Asia Pacific region as well as Eastern Europe and America, Western Europe and Japan were hit hardest.
As per the latest report from market research firm Gartner, the SaaS market for Enterprise Application is going to surpass 2007 sales by 27% and the sale will be doubled by the year 2012.
As per the latest report, Oracle Business Intelligence apps is making steady progress. Oracle, the major enterprise software developer, announced that it has over 23000 downloads of it BI apps since the release about a month ago.
The total number of PCs in use today has broken the one billion mark says Gartner and is going to double in 2014. It is now growing at a rate of just under 12% a year. The firm is not counting the number of PCs shipped every year, but the number of machines it believes to actually be in use. Full article »
As per Gartner, the Global Sales of mobile smartphones shot up 29% during 1st quarter of 2008. Nokia continued to maintain its leadership with 45% share of the market and sales are up 25% on year. Research in Motion was the second-biggest smartphone vendor with 13.4% of the market driven by sales of the BlackBerry Curve and Pearl, while Apple Inc. ( AAPL) was the third-largest vendor with a 5.3% share in the market.