Oracle regains the #1 UNIX Shipments Marketshare

Oracle has regained the #1 UNIX Server Shipments spot! According to IDC, Oracle’s share was 33.6%, up from 32.7% in the year ago period, and 32.2% in C4Q13: 

IDC: WW Unix Unit Shipments, Share, Growth

2014Q1

Share

Oracle

8,355

33.6%

IBM

6,919

27.8%

HP

6,549

26.4%

Fujitsu

1,069

4.3%

Dell

519

2.1%

NEC

63

0.3%

Others

1,380

5.6%

Total Market

24,854

100.0%

While the UNIX server space is currently undergoing some contraction (on a pure numbers basis), this can be traced in part to an overall consolidation trend, due to the greatly-increased price-performance of our systems. Consider this: one SPARC T5-4 system has 1/16th the number of sockets and 1/192nd the number of cores of the previous high-end M9000-64 system -- all at 5X the price-performance.

SPARC. Solaris. Nuff' said.


Comments:

The #1 UNIX shipper is... Apple. Both in volume and in revenue.

Posted by Volker A. Brandt on June 02, 2014 at 07:44 AM PDT #

As for the contraction, in general, it's difficult to get convinced it's not a problem. Perhaps IDC statistics should be reengineered to adopt more meaningful indicators.

Posted by Carlos Azevedo on June 03, 2014 at 04:30 AM PDT #

Why did you remove the Year-over-year growth numbers?

Posted by guest on June 18, 2014 at 01:05 PM PDT #

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