Things are going well for application development tools and database technology vendor Progress Software.
Recently praised by the Aberdeen Group for "the lowest cost of ownership" in the embedded database market, Progress has also been named a number-one vendor in terms of its market share, with Gartner Group's division Dataquest placing it ahead of Oracle and Sybase.
Graham Sowden, new managing director for Progress' Australian operation, believes his company should thank its resellers for most of Progress' phenomenal market growth.
"This has been a great year for Progress Software and the independent software vendors (ISVs) that build business applications using Progress Software technology," Sowden said.
Crowning its quest for the title of market leader, the company announced record earnings for 1998, reporting a 27 per cent increase in revenue for the 12 months ending on November 30.