San Jose, Calif., Oct. 5, 1999 -, a leading eResearch services company, announced that results of the BI/DW Research Program's Database Solutions III (DBS III) survey established Oracle as the leading data warehousing and business intelligence software vendor in customer mindshare.

In 1998, Oracle's estimated share of the BI/DW software market was 9 percent, second only to IBM. Asked which three software vendors come to mind first when thinking about the leading BI/DW vendors, 53.4 percent of respondents at 500 randomly selected North American companies identified Oracle, followed by Microsoft at 29.9 percent, Cognos at 27.7 percent and IBM at 26.8 percent.

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