IDC Launches Worldwide Database and Data Integration Software Tracker – Results Show a $15.8 Billion Market in 1H 2010

FRAMINGHAM, MA – December 09, 2010 – International Data Corporation (IDC) today announced the launch of the industry's first global tracker covering the database and data integration software market on a semiannual basis. Covering six major regions and 13 of the largest country markets, the Worldwide Semiannual Database and Data Integration Software Tracker provides biannual market size, vendor share, and forecast data for the four market segments — relational database management systems (RDBMS), non-relational database management systems, data integration and access software, and database development and management tools — that comprise this market in IDC's software taxonomy.

The Database and Data Integration Software Tracker covers more than 120 vendors worldwide with results delivered to clients through both Excel-based spreadsheets and on-line Query tools. A critical component to the Software Trackers is the global presence of IDC's software analysts who interview vendors, channel partners, and integrators on an ongoing basis at the country, regional, and global levels. This information is supplemented by IDC's software contracts database and carefully analyzed by IDC's newly established software company model team before it is entered into IDC's proprietary Tracker data platform.

"The Database and Data Integration Software Tracker is one of five new Software Trackers being launched by IDC this month as part of IDC's ongoing investment in a new generation of software data products," said Eric Prothero, senior vice president, Worldwide Tracker Research. "We are confident that the market data delivered through these products will be of great importance to enterprise decision-makers as well as the vendors, their partners, and the investment community."

In the first half of 2010 (1H10), IDC's Worldwide Database and Data Integration Software Tracker found that the global market for database and data integration software generated revenues of $15.8 billion and grew 10.9% compared to the first six months of 2009. For its part, the Relational Database Management Systems (RDBMS) market segment accounted for $11.2 billion of the $15.8 billion total.

"Although the database and data integration market did not suffer negative growth in the way that some software markets did, it had been sluggish until late in 2009," said Carl Olofson, research vice president Application Development and Deployment at IDC. "The double digit growth shown in the first half of 2010 reflects an increasing willingness on the part of users to invest in strategic data management software."

Oracle led the overall market during the 1H10 with revenues of $5.6 billion worldwide. IBM and Microsoft rounded out the top three. Together these three vendors garnered revenues of $11.4 billion, more than 70% of the total 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.

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

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