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New Gartner analysis talking about ‘legacy’ databases retirement

Mr Donald Feinberg is a vice president and distinguished analyst in Gartner Intelligence in the Information Infrastructure group,  and responsible for Gartner’s research on database management systems and data warehousing infrastructure. Concerned by a recent analysis stating that so-called legacy DBMS like Sybase and Informix would retire in 2015, he brings in this document a faithful analysis based on factual reply to this denigration campaign, which is probably organized by the competition and/or companies that fear Informix and Sybase.

No, Informix will definately NOT retire in 2015, nor within many years. Sincerely, I hardly should understand how a RDBMS that has just been chosen by the government of the Popular Republic of China as unique RDBMS technology for their facilities, would retire in 2015. Either those specialists of denigration are not aware about that important notice, or they do not want to accept a truth that hurts them.

Please check this document. Read until the end.