Hello, Thank you for using this service. I wish to introduce myself. I am a Research Librarian with 20+ years of experience.
Would be happy to help in your question on database vendors. Library database vendors are many so I would need to know a little more about what type of research you want to do and then I can research the top companies in the market as well as issues to work with.
Please advise me of your particular needs and I can then work on your question.
Sorry about that I hit the enter button by mistake. The question is in reference to a class I am taking. BIS/220 INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER APPLICATION AND SYSTEMS, will this help?
More than happy to help. Will need a little more from you on what type of business you would be looking at for purchasing a database for an organization. A few months ago I was at the library conference with many vendors pushing their products so will need to know what business you would want to target.
When you say popular databases, are you looking at size of the company or usage of patrons? Popular is varied by almost all librarians.
The market research vendor IDC list for top database vendor for 2011:
Looking for usage of patrons. Like Sybase which was brought by SAP and another example is Oracle.
My years of working for a Fortune 500 IT consultant had myself using this report that came out every year for help in questions like yours:
Great lists in terms of top vendors as well as how to pick a particular vendor for a particular business
Thank you for the websites, they have given me something to work with.