FRAMINGHAM, USA: International Data Corp. (IDC) has released the latest results from its Worldwide Semiannual Database and Data Integration Software Tracker. The Tracker monitors more than 100 key vendors across a total of 49 countries, provides biannual market size, vendor share, and forecast data for the four market segments involved – relational database management systems (RDBMS), non-relational database management systems, data integration and access software (DIA), and database development and management tools.
"We expect the database and data integration market to experience year-over-year growth of 11.6 percent in 2011, reaching a total market size of $35.5 billion," said Wilvin Chee, associate VP, Worldwide Software Trackers. "While the relational database management software (RDBMS) market should grow at the same rate, the best improvement will be seen in the database development and management tools (DDMT) market, where year-over-year growth of more than 300% is expected."
In the DDMT space, a host of countries are exhibiting strong growth in 2011, including Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, Czech Republic, Finland, Germany, India, Norway, Russia, Sweden, Switzerland, and the US. The RDBMS market is expected to see even more countries making strong gains, including Chile, Indonesia, Israel, New Zealand, Poland, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, and the UAE.
"The need for better overall management in enterprises has expressed itself in initiatives to collect and manage high quality, trusted data for use in decision support as well as driving increasingly automated business processes," said Carl Olofson, research VP, Application Development and Deployment. "This has resulted in strong growth for database management systems, data quality, dynamic data movement, and other software that supports growing efforts in the areas of master data management, data governance, and enterprise data integration."
During the first half of 2011 (1H11), the three traditionally strongest vendors (Oracle, IBM, and Microsoft) further consolidated their positions with a 2 percent increase in collective market share compared to a year ago. For 1H11, the three vendors now hold 75 percent of the global market. Among them, Oracle notably outperformed the market with year-over-year growth of 22.4 percent.
Along with Oracle, HP and Informatica experience the best revenue growth among all the major vendors. HP has been growing consistently above market average over the past several semiannual periods, while Informatica has been increasing steadily with strong double-digit revenue growth. HP also had revenues above the $100 million mark for the first time in a semiannual period.