What are the top three database management systems (DBMS)?
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That's a somewhat contentious question! Ask most Sybase users what the best database management systems are and they will reply "Sybase!;" ask an Access user and the reply will be "Access!," so it depends who you ask. Having said that, by far and away the most commonly used database management software systems are:
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