Worldwide relational database management systems (RDBMS) new license software revenue totaled $6.6 billion in 2002, a 6.9 percent decline from 2001 revenue of $7.1 billion, according to Gartner, Inc.

IBM accounted for 36.2 percent of new license revenue for the worldwide RDBMS market in 2002 (see Table 1), followed by Oracle with 33.8 percent of the market. Gartner analysts said IBM's strong growth on DB2 for the zSeries compensated for a double-digit decline on DB2 for the iSeries, which kept IBM's new license revenue flat in 2002.

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