IDC: Booming Times for BPM and Middleware Market
IDC just released some data that shows that the worldwide business process management (BPM) and middleware market recovered strongly from its 2009 growth slump and for 2010 revenue totaled nearly $16.1 billion, representing growth of 9.2% – up sharply from a growth rate of 2.2% in 2009.
Of the two main components of the market, application server middleware
grew the fastest at 10.8% while integration and process automation
middleware grew 8.2%.
IDC also pins IBM as the largest vendor in this market, followed by Oracle at a distant second. Microsoft is third, less than one third the size of Oracle. At 20% growth in 2010, Microsoft was the fastest-growing large BPM and middleware vendor.