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.
on and is deploying Siebel eBusiness Applications across its entire customer-facing infrastructure, uniting sales, service, marketing, and call center professionals, including third-party business partners and their Web sites, serving more than 55,000 internal IBM users, 30,000 business partners, and millions of customers directly over the Web. IFS AB, a leading ERP vendor which was previously Oracle-centric, has announced an agreement with IBM to add DB2 support. According to their announcement IBM