SAP and Sybase – what is the equation?

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SAP bought Sybase last week – early days in the acquisition but many questions arise.

Was it for the database space where they were earlier proposing Oracle? Or was it for the mobile competency that Sybase offers? Or was it the access to cloud offerings?

Whatever it is, the enterprise space is becoming smaller with the 2 giants Oracle and SAP making huge investments and increasing their portfolio. There seems to be no room for a 3rd party.

Oracle has made an entry into the Applications space with their purchases of BEA and SUN – SAP has no competitive product there. Similarly, the SOA space sees Oracle stronger because of related product acquisitions. Oracle is stronger in USA while SAP is having higher traction in Europe, though things are changing.

It is still advantage Oracle even though their product suite is not upto the mark.

What is next on the table of SAP? Time will tell.

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