Forrester Research analyst Ray Wang spoke to Mark Brunelli of SearchOracle recently and sized up the past, present and future of Oracle and SAP's ongoing fight for business applications dominance. Wang said that Forrester will have a research paper out soon about the issue.
“At the end of the day, Oracle was a technology database company trying to invest in applications and building on an applications road map over the last 10 years. SAP on the other hand is an applications company that can't depend on Oracle or Microsoft to build that technology layer, so they've had to go out and build NetWeaver,” Wang said.
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