Oracle’s focus on software application markets is impacting its Database business. Recently SAP AG and Siebel Systems, i2 Technologies, Inc., and PeopleSoft have also chosen IBM’s DB2 Universal Database as their preferred database for developing current and future applications, and as their preferred backend database for customer deployment. In addition, IFS AB, one of the top 10 ERP vendors, which was previously Oracle-centric, has announced an agreement with IBM to add DB2 support.
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consultancy resources to add DB2 support to IFS applications. Market Impact Oracle's focus on competing in the areas of enterprise resource planning, customer relationship management, supply chain management, financials, and many others, is hurting their database sales. Their database sales growth pales in comparison to the growth in their applications areas, and these vendor defections are a strong indicator as to why. (For more information about the SAP/Siebel defections, see Oracle Gets SAP'ed by IBM