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Software AG vs VMware

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Software AG
Based on 132 reviews.
VMware
Based on 1836 reviews.
Overview
Founded in 1969, Software AG is an enterprise software company with over 10,000 enterprise customers in over 70 countries. The company is the second largest software vendor in Germany, the seventh largest in Europe. Software AG is traded on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange under the symbol SOW and part of the technology index TecDAX. The company was founded in 1969 by a group of six young employees at the consulting firm AIV. ADABAS was launched in 1971 as a high performance transactional database management system. In 1979 Natural, a 4GL application development language, was launched. The company continued to open offices and subsidiaries in North America, Japan, UK, France, Spain, Switzerland, Austria, Belgium and Saudi Arabia. By 1987 Software AG had around 500 employees, 12 subsidiaries in Europe and offices in more than 50 countries. In 1999 Software AG was listed on Frankfurt Stock Exchange and soon after the company released Tamino Information Server and Tamino XML Server.
VMware, Inc. is a US software company that provides cloud and virtualization software and services, VMware's desktop software runs on Microsoft Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X, while its enterprise software hypervisors for servers, VMware ESX and VMware ESXi, are bare-metal hypervisors that run directly on server hardware without requiring an additional underlying operating system. In 1998, VMware was founded by Diane Greene, Mendel Rosenblum, Scott Devine, Edward Wang and Edouard Bugnion. Greene and Rosenblum, who are married, first met while at the University of California, Berkeley.
Sample Customers
Software AG Apama
Okasan Online Securities
webMethods AgileApps Cloud
SKF GmbH, Outerwall, Hillsborough County
Terracotta
Kiabi, Wipro Technologies, CERN, Essent, Nielsen
Terracotta BigMemory
News Digital
webMethods DevOps Edition
Staples, Nissan, Georgia Technology Authority
VMware Tanzu GemFire
Southwest Airlines, Indian Railways, GE Power and Water
VMware Postgres
The world’s most versatile open-source database VMware Postgres is open-source PostgreSQL binaries, packaged and commercially supported.
Pivotal Cloud Foundry
Humana, Citibank, Mercedes Benz, Liberty Mutual, The Home Depot, GE, West Corp, Merrill Corporation, CoreLogic, Orange, Dish Network, Comcast, Bloomberg, Internal Revenue Service, Ford Motor Company, Garmin, Volkswagen, Solera, Allstate, US Air Force, Lockheed Martin, Boeing, ScotiaBank
Concourse for VMware Tanzu
Verizon, Cerner, Zipcar, Avarteq
Popular Solutions
Top Industries
Comms Service Provider
21%
Computer Software Company
19%
Financial Services Firm
10%
Government
6%
Comms Service Provider
24%
Computer Software Company
18%
Financial Services Firm
9%
Government
7%
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