Thursday, September 21, 2006

SAP's Agassi Confirms Oracle Killer Plans, Dishes on SOA

 This just in from the wishful-thinking zone: SAP thinks DBMS is going away...

Do you see a scenario where you wouldn't need a database under SAP applications?

[Shai Agassi, president of the product and technology group and a member of SAP's executive board:] Long term.

How long? Five years? Ten years?

I don't want to speculate on that. We'll tell you when we're there. There is speculation, but I don't think we need to speculate on that. For the traditional transactional application right now you need a database. Down the road, you're right … But today? No.

Source: SAP's Agassi Confirms Oracle Killer Plans, Dishes on SOA

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