SAP snaps up database wars survivor Sybase for mobile apps pushby
One of the last survivors of the database wars of the 1990s surrendered this week as Sybase agreed to be acquired by applications market leader SAP.
Back in the 1990s, a vicious sales and marketing war was fought among the emergent relational database vendors. Of the independent database providers, frontline conflict was focused on four main players: Oracle, Ingres, Informix and Sybase. In the wake of this move by SAP, only Oracle remains as an independent firm. Ingres fell to ERP vendor ASK, which in turn fell to Computer Associates while Informix was bought by IBM.