Tuesday, December 15, 2009

The rise and rise (again) of Ingres; Gartner vs ZL and other essays

Mark Logic CEO Dave Kellogg recounts his experience at Ingres and how Oracle dominated the DBMS market during its early years.

In another post, he writes about an interesting legal battle ensuing between Gartner and a tech company ZL Technologies. It really is scary if you think about it - be it Stock rating agencies or movie critics. Any self-appointed "authority on a subject" that gains a lot of visibility automatically ends up only acquiring more authority than before. Call it what you like - The Cluster effect or PageRank etc etc ... You could have a majority opinion but it doesn't necessarily mean you are correct/right.