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TmaxSoft is using clear licensing to woo Oracle database users

Katherine Noyes | Aug. 16, 2016
Its Tibero database promises simpler terms and a sweeter deal

TmaxSoft claims roughly 1,600 Tibero implementations around the world. Though most of them are still in South Korea, China, and Japan, the company recently expanded into Singapore and India as well as Europe and other Western markets. Today, the company operates officially in Australia, Brazil, Canada, Russia, Turkey, the U.S., and the U.K. as well. It's also teamed up with partners including IBM, Amazon Web Services, Red Hat, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, CSC and Infosys.

Coming up next is more global expansion, including 10 to 15 additional countries, Yulish said. "We see Europe as a big opportunity, plus expanding our U.S. presence."

Along the way, the company is targeting both enterprises and smaller companies, along with government agencies. "These people are very interested in making a change," Yulish said.

TmaxSoft offers an interesting model, said Carl Olofson, a research vice president with IDC.

"They are one of several smaller players going after the Oracle market," he said. "I consider them especially attractive to those who do not use Oracle’s full feature set, or who don't have databases on the most demanding end of the size, complexity, and performance scale."

Oracle did not respond to a request for comment for this story.


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