The Winners of Winter

By Matthew Hicks  |  Posted 2003-11-08 Print this article Print

Corp.s Top Ten Program"> The data deluge isnt expected to slow in coming years. Respondents to Winters survey predicted that the largest databases would reach about 60 terabytes by 2006. In recent years, the prevalence of the Web has helped lead to new sources of data, such as click-stream information. Now a new set of devices, such as radio frequency identification (RFID) readers, are on the horizon and promise to retrieve more data that could stretch the limits of databases.
"What people talk about most is that computers are getting faster and cheaper and that storage is getting faster and cheaper, but there are also hundreds and thousands of devices planted everywhere that are getting faster and cheaper," Winter said.
Here are the overall winners of Winters Top Ten Program: Transaction Processing (all environments)
  1. Land Registry, 18.3 terabytes
  2. BT plc, 11.7 terabytes
  3. United Parcel Service, 9.0 terabytes
  4. Caica Econômica Federal, 6.9 terabytes
  5. United States Patent and Trademark Office, 5.4 terabytes
  6. Verizon Communications, 5.3 terabytes
  7. Bureau of Customs and Border Protection, 4.1 terabytes
  8. Hewlett Packard Company, 3.2 terabytes
  9. Boeing Company, 3.1 terabytes
  10. CheckFree Corp, 2.9 terabytes
Decision Support (all environment)
  1. France Telecom, 29.2 terabytes
  2. AT&T, 26.3 terabytes
  3. SBC, 24.8 terabytes
  4. Anonymous, 16.2 terabytes
  5., 13.0 terabytes
  6. Kmart, 12.6 terabytes
  7. Claria Corp., 12.1 terabytes
  8. HIRA, 11.9 terabytes
  9. FedEx Services, 10.0 terabytes
  10. Vodafone, 9.1 terabytes
More details of the winners and judging criteria for Winter Corp.s Top Ten Program is available here.

Matthew Hicks As an online reporter for, Matt Hicks covers the fast-changing developments in Internet technologies. His coverage includes the growing field of Web conferencing software and services. With eight years as a business and technology journalist, Matt has gained insight into the market strategies of IT vendors as well as the needs of enterprise IT managers. He joined Ziff Davis in 1999 as a staff writer for the former Strategies section of eWEEK, where he wrote in-depth features about corporate strategies for e-business and enterprise software. In 2002, he moved to the News department at the magazine as a senior writer specializing in coverage of database software and enterprise networking. Later that year Matt started a yearlong fellowship in Washington, DC, after being awarded an American Political Science Association Congressional Fellowship for Journalist. As a fellow, he spent nine months working on policy issues, including technology policy, in for a Member of the U.S. House of Representatives. He rejoined Ziff Davis in August 2003 as a reporter dedicated to online coverage for Along with Web conferencing, he follows search engines, Web browsers, speech technology and the Internet domain-naming system.

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