Talk:Relational database management system

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Neutral Point of View[edit]

Including marketing information in the main body violates NPOV by promoting the companies named over those that are not. Marketing information is not "market size" either, which raises a question about the purpose to having the section. It is possible that market size is important in a technical article but, if it is, needs to be part of every technical article and needs to contain similar information. Certainly, market size is more important to people with a marketing interest than to an interest in the subject overall. But its standalone value is questionable.

To put this information into perspective, it should be cross-referenced with technical differences in the named products.

To keep NPOV this should be put into an appendix-like section close to the end of the article, if any of it is retained.

Kernel.package (talk) 22:31, 24 November 2009 (UTC)

This was referring to an older version of the article, but I did just re-add market share information. I'm evaluating different database options, and was looking for this information to get a sense of which software is popular, has community support and knowledge base, etc. The data I added is from a different source than the old version, and it includes not merely company revenues but also open source deployments and whatnot. We also now have Comparison of relational database management systems for feature-by-feature comparisons. Hopefully this will be as useful to others as it was to me. -- Beland (talk) 19:04, 1 March 2013 (UTC)