March 2006 Gartner report predicts strong growth for DB2
Gartner: Gartner Study on DBMS Identifies Spending and Deployment Trends
The IDUG website linked to this optimistic report from Gartner, which sees over two thirds of the world's companies increasing DBMS spending in 2006, and "DB2 will show strong growth during the next 12 months – this is greater than all other DBMSs". Even z/OS is continuing to pick up steam. It's encouraging to see IBM's hard work and careful attention to DBMS user needs paying off with a better suite of products and increasing market share.