Gartner Says Worldwide Relational Database Market Suffered a 7 Percent Decline in New License Revenue in 2002STAMFORD, Conn., May 21, 2003 — 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. (NYSE: IT and ITB).
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