Oracle took a severe pounding in the server stakes in the last quarter of 2010, with EMEA shipments down 49% and revenues down 42%. However, having lost position to NEC in Q3, the vendor did manage to claw its way back into Gartner's list of top five server vendors.
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Oracle made sales of $217m and accounted for 5.1% of the market, putting it in fifth place behind Fujitsu, Dell, IBM and HP. Big Blue and HP made sales of $1.3bn, up 19.2%, and $1.5bn, up 8.5%, respectively.
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