A relational database is a type of database that stores and provides access to data points that are related to one another. Relational databases are based on the relational model, an intuitive, straightforward way of representing data in tables. In a relational database, each row in the table is a record with a unique ID called the key. The columns of the table hold attributes of the data, and each record usually has a value for each attribute, making it easy to establish the relationships among data points.
The term "relational database" was invented by E. F. Codd at IBM in 1970, described as a Relational Model of Data for Large Shared Data Banks. Codd defined what he meant by "relational" by 12 rules. However, the term has gradually come to describe a broader class of database systems, which involves presenting the data to the user as relations (a presentation in tabular form, i.e. as a collection of tables with each table consisting of a set of rows and columns); providing relational operators to manipulate the data in tabular form. In 1974, IBM began developing System R, a research project to develop a prototype RDBMS. You can find Relational Database Market Systems Market Size, RDBMS Market Share, and other trends and statistics below and you can get help with additional Relational Database Market Systems industry market research here.
The key drivers for RDBMS are growing volumes of data from ecommerce, social media, and High–Tech industries. The major drivers of the relational database management system market include simplicity of the systems, flexibility to expand with changing organization operations, and enhanced productivity. Businesses are using relational database management systems to maintain data from their applications and ensure that they have access to critical customer information, product data, and financial particulars such as purchases, revenue, and expenses.
Relational Database Market Systems is a Mature market composed of a few large competitors and many small competitors. The top 3 vendors in the market have 79% of the total RDBMS market share. Oracle market share was 42% of the RDBMS market in 2017. Oracle has been dominating the database market for many years, since companies invested heavily in Oracle DB long back and they are still continuing to use them. The most popular products are Oracle Database and MySQL. Microsoft market share was 24% of the RDBMS market in 2017. The main products from Microsoft in RDBMS are Microsoft Access, Microsoft SQL Server. IBM owned 13% of the RDBMS market share in 2017. IBM introduced the RDBMS in 1970 and maintains a leadership position in the market. The most popular products are IBM Cloud Databases, DB2, and IBM Informix. SAP market share was 7% of the RDBMS market in 2017. The main products from SAP are SAP HANA, SAP IQ, SAP Adaptive Server Enterprise, and SAP SQL Anywhere. SAP HANA is an in-memory, column-oriented, relational database management system developed several years ago and with many recent updates.
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