Worldwide Database and Data Integration Software Revenues Forecast to Reach $33.9 Billion in 2011, According to IDC

FRAMINGHAM, Mass., June 21, 2011 – According to the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Semiannual Database and Data Integration Software Tracker, the worldwide database and data integration software market is forecast to grow 6.5% year over year in 2011, achieving revenues of $33.9 billion. This follows a solid performance in the second half of 2010 (2H10), when the market achieved year-over-year growth of 6.7% on revenues of $15.9 billion.

"2010 was something of a bounce-back year for RDBMS, in the first half for large accounts and in the second half for smaller accounts. RDBMS remains on a strong growth trend, driven by technology diversification and increased adoption of hardware-software appliance-like configurations," said Carl Olofson, research vice president, Database Management and Data Integration Software. "Additionally, increased attention to data governance, the larger issue of enterprise information management, and the coordination of an increasing number of databases is helping drive growth in the data integration and access software market."

"Despite being relatively mature, the relational database management systems (RDBMS) market is expected to perform well in 2011 with above average year-over-year growth of 7.2% and an increase of $1.6 billion in worldwide revenues," said Wilvin Chee, associate vice president, Worldwide Software Trackers. "The data integration and access software market is also predicted to grow at similar rate, reaching almost $4 billion globally."

On a geographic basis, the United States is forecast to perform strongly with 8.2% year-over-year growth in 2011. Other mature markets that are expected to grow above the market average include Australia, Canada, and Korea. Australia and Korea will experience strong double-digit growth, as will Brazil, India, and Russia. Not surprisingly, the database integration and access software market is expected to report more countries with double-digit growth relative to RDBMS. In fact, among the 13 large countries tracked, the only country not expected to grow well is Japan, which is forecast to achieve 2.6% annual growth during 2011.

The database and data integration market is dominated by four vendors: Oracle, IBM, Microsoft, and SAP. Together, these vendors captured more than 75% of the worldwide market in 2010. Oracle held the top spot with the strongest year-over-year growth among the top 4 as well as being the first and only vendor to surpass $10 billion in global revenues in a year. In the 13 largest country markets tracked, IDC estimated that Oracle achieved double-digit growth in most of them. Microsoft and SAP also did well in 2010, earning double-digit growth rates globally. Microsoft had its strongest country growth in Australia, Canada, India, Japan and Korea, while SAP had its strongest growth in Latin America, followed by Asia/Pacific (excluding Japan) and Western Europe. Each of these 3 regions delivered double-digit growth for SAP. Outside the top 4, there are another 14 vendors that earned more than $100 million each in the worldwide database and data integration market.

IDC's Worldwide Semiannual Database and Data Integration Software Tracker provides total market size and vendor share for the following database and data integration market segments: relational database management systems (RDBMS), non-relational database management systems, data integration and access software, and database development and management tools. Measurement for this tracker is total software revenue, which includes license plus maintenance plus SaaS and other subscription revenue. The Tracker covers six geographic regions with country-level data for 13 nations. 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.

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