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December 22, 2011

Worldwide database and data integration software market to reach $35.5bn in 2011: study

To experience year-over-year growth of 11.6% in 2011

By CBR Staff Writer

International Data Corporation (IDC) associate vice president, Worldwide Software Trackers Wilvin Chee said they expect the database and data integration market to experience year-over-year growth of 11.6% in 2011, reaching a total market size of $35.5 billion.

"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," Chee said after IDC released its report Worldwide Semiannual Database and Data Integration Software Tracker.

In the DDMT space, quite a few of countries are said to be witnessing 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. They include Chile, Indonesia, Israel, New Zealand, Poland, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, and the UAE.

During the first half of 2011 (1H11), the three strongest vendors in Oracle, IBM and Microsoft managed to bolster their positions further with a 2% increase in collective market share compared to a year ago.

The three vendors together in 1H11accounted for 75% of the global market. Among them, Oracle outperformed the market with year-over-year growth of 22.4%. HP and Informatica experienced the best revenue growth among all the major vendors, apart from Oracle.

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.

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