Data Management and Analytics Solutions Drive the Adoption of Application Development & Deployment Software, According to IDC

  Data Management and Analytics Solutions Drive the Adoption of Application
  Development & Deployment Software, According to IDC

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FRAMINGHAM, Mass. -- December 19, 2012

International Data Corporation (IDC) today released the Application
Development & Deployment (AD&D) forecast component from the Worldwide
Semiannual Software Tracker. The AD&D market is expected to generate revenue
of $80.6 billion in 2012, which represents growth of 3.7% over the 2011
revenue of $77.8 billion. The collective outlook for the overall AD&D market
is for moderate growth in 2012 due to slower than expected sales in the second
half of the year followed by a return to higher single-digit growth in 2013
and beyond.

The Worldwide Semiannual Software Tracker monitors more than 330 software
vendors in the AD&D markets, across a total of 49 countries globally.
Information provided include biannual market size, vendor share, and forecast
data for the twenty-three functional markets that comprise the AD&D software
market, which are grouped by the following secondary markets: Application
Development Software; Application Server Middleware; Data Access, Analysis,
and Delivery; Integration and Process Automation Middleware; Quality and
Life-Cycle Tools; Structured Data Management Software; and Other Application
Development and Deployment.

Within the AD&D markets, the Relational Database Management Systems (RDBMS)
market stands out with a 34% market share. It is by far the biggest individual
market and it is led by Oracle, which has nearly a 50% share compared to other
vendors. Unlike other mature markets, RDBMS is forecast to outperform most
AD&D markets with high single-digit growth in 2013 and beyond.

The honor of highest forecast growth across AD&D markets belongs to the $228
million Distributed Cache Services Managers market. Products in this market
cache data that is used frequently in order to materially improve application
performance. This market grew 15.9% in the first half of 2012 (1H12) and it is
expected to grow at a similar rate in 2013 and beyond.

Data Integration and Access Software (DIAS) is a structured data management
market with revenues of more than $4 billion and is experiencing growth on par
with the RDBMS market with which it has a close relationship. IBM is the clear
leader in DIAS with 17.5% market share, followed by the SAS Institute and
Informatica. Growth between 2012 and 2016 will remain strong in the DIAS
market as enterprises search for ways to better integrate their increasingly
distributed computing environments.

The Process Automation Middleware (PAM) market is another high growth market
that supports modern application development methods through tools such as
business process management suites. This market is expected to gain momentum
over the 2012-2016 forecast period as enterprises look for more efficient ways
to build and maintain mission critical applications.

Within the Business Intelligence market, End-User Query, Reporting, and
Analysis as well as Advanced Analytics show high relative growth. This pair of
markets will experience growth in the high single digits in 2013 and beyond.
The mushrooming growth in data and the need to leverage this data in real time
is driving growth across the analytics markets. From a competitive standpoint,
the market leaders include SAP, IBM, SAS, and Oracle, while the second tier is
fiercely disputed by vendors such as MicroStrategy, QlikTech, Information
Builders Inc., Tableau Software, Actuate Corp., Panorama Software, and TIBCO.
These two markets combined are expected to grow at a compound annual growth
rate (CAGR) of 8.6% through 2016.

"Across the AD&D markets, higher growth is being experienced where markets are
aligning with or supporting mobile, cloud, social, and big data areas," said
Stephen D. Hendrick, group vice president for Application Development &
Deployment research at IDC. "We expect growth in these areas to remain strong
across the entire 2012-2016 forecast period."

From an overall vendor analysis, IDC's latest vendor share report for 1H12
shows how the competitive scenario of the AD&D market is dominated by 3
vendors – Oracle, IBM, and Microsoft – which hold a combined market share of
54.7%. Despite the leadership position of these vendors, the AD&D markets
continue to evolve and transform, providing many opportunities for vendors who
place a premium on innovation.

A graphic showing worldwide market share for the top 10 applications
development & deployment software vendors during the first half of 2012 is
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IDC's Worldwide Semiannual Software Tracker provides total market size and
vendor share for the eighty-two segments of the global software market.
Measurement for this tracker is total software revenue, which includes license
plus maintenance plus SaaS and other subscription revenue. The Tracker covers
more than 800 software vendors across a total of 49 countries globally. Annual
five-year market forecasts for this Tracker are updated semiannually and
include five-year annual market projections. Forecasts are available at
worldwide, regional, and country levels.

For more information about IDC's Worldwide Semiannual Software Trackers,
please contact Kathy Nagamine at 650-350-6423 or

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