Oracle clarified its intent to make a serious assault on Sybase?s traditional financial services stronghold this week when it gathered together 300 bankers and analysts in New York to pitch to them. The giant database company announced that over the past 18 months it had persuaded 180 third-party developers and consultants to create Oracle-based financial software products and services. Steve Rogers, Oracle regional manager of financial services, said: ?Our aim is to have a structure that targets global rather than localised markets by industry sector.? He said Oracle UK had spent the past year trying to build up appropriate financial skill sets. It had doubled its number of financial consultants to 100 and upped its sales team to 50. But Rogers said there was no intention to introduce the US initiative Sybase Swap into the UK in the foreseeable future, because the market was ?not as advanced as that of the US?. Under the scheme, existing Sybase users are offered a 35 per cent discount on Oracle products if they wish to migrate.
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