1.1 Brian Moran writes in SQL Server Magazine (March 2005) that an interesting battle is taking ....... between
Microsoft and Oracle, two titans of the database world, and the prize is business-application software.
(A) form (B) part (C) shape (D) stage
2.2 Pricing for databases and prices for high-end business-application software can be ....... entwined when a
vendor controls both the business layer software and the database.
(A) inevitably (B) inexorably (C) inevitably (D) irrevocably
4.4 Microsoft and Oracle are ....... competitors in the database space; competition in other areas inevitably has an
effect on their database competitions.
(A) febrile (B) fiendish (C) fierce (D) fleet
5.5 Earlier this year, Oracle (the second largest provider of business application software) merged with PeopleSoft
(the third largest provider), which had already ....... J. D. Edwards (another major provider) back in 2003.
(A) engorged (B) gulped (C) inhaled (D) swallowed
7.7 So a series of acquisitions has led to a(n) ....... in which SAP and Oracle share market leadership in the world
of business application software.
(A) cartel (B) consortium (C) monopoly (D) oligopoly
9.9 Microsoft has been on a buying ....... since its purchase of Great Plains several years ago, acquiring Solomon
and several other niche companies to stitch together the Microsoft Business Solutions Business Group.
(A) binge (B) burst (C) spell (D) spree