Application Infrastructure and Middleware Software: A Global Strategic Business Report
San Jose, CA (PRWEB) April 15, 2010
Against the backdrop of fast changing business dynamics, organizations across the globe are forced to innovate, and update their existing business models and enterprise infrastructure to be able to adapt to the changing market conditions and make a mark in the highly competitive enterprise bullring. Given its adeptness in ensuring productivity enhancements, IT infrastructure has over the years, become one of the most important elements in an organization's strategy mix. However, with most of the early IT components and solutions becoming outdated in the current business context, this area now demands increased attention for upgrades and advancements, in order to be able to serve the current market demands. This therefore has set stage for the evolution and rapid adoption of secure, reliable, scalable, and centrally managed application infrastructure and middleware solutions.
The recent economic slowdown coupled with the acquisition of BEA Systems, one of the largest players in the middleware market, by Oracle, has created unrest in the global AIM software. While the recession has had an adverse impact on infrastructure-spending patterns across different industry segments, leading to restricted activity in the market, the acquisition of BEA Systems by Oracle infused further uncertainty into the market by forcing several undecided or potential customers to delay their purchases. As BEA's products are integrated into Oracle's portfolio, the reorganization has and will continue to cause serious confusion among existing and new customers. The lack of synergy between Oracle's application development offerings, and BEA product line has raised eyebrows, and elicits the universal perception that more robust, and compelling support for BEA products need to be developed by Oracle, if BEA's existing customers need to be successfully retained.
Despite the overcast business climate in the AIM software market worldwide, certain segments are forecast to emerge into encouraging bright spots for growth. The market is expected to witness respite from a predominantly challenging environment, and growth is poised to receive a new lease of life, thanks to the encouraging gains being registered in integration appliances, Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) governance technologies, Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) suites and Business Process Management (BPM) suites segments.
For majority of business organizations operating in the current competitive environment, efficient application integration has become a "mandatory" strategy, rather than being just another infrastructure development option. Given that majority of companies are now seeking to link their legacy applications with newer ones, in order to develop internal processes and work more cohesively with business partners, application integration has become a highly pursued activity in the IT industry. This need for efficient integration has spawned a new integration solution in the form of Integration Appliances (IA). By offering significant benefits of usage, these plug-and-play integration devices are fast growing on the popularity charts within the integration solutions marketplace. Given the fact that effective governance mechanisms play a crucial role in making large and mid-size post-pilot SOA projects a success, Governance, as a strategy is increasingly being regarded as a key determinant in SOA's success and is therefore being integrated into SOA strategic planning and deployment, thus driving up demand for SOA governance.
As stated by the new market research report on Application Infrastructure and Middleware Software Market, the US represents largest market in the global arena, having accounted for an estimated share of about 39.9% in the total market revenue in 2009. Asia-Pacific represents the fastest growing market with a projected CAGR of 6.97% over the analysis period 2006-2015. Opportunities for the Asia-Pacific market primarily stems from nations such as China, Australia, South Korea and India, which are the leading software markets in the region. The rapid IT infrastructure modernization and the fast developing SMB segment (small and medium scale business markets) in India and China especially, are bolstering the Asia-Pacific market to a great extent.
Key players in this marketplace include Axway Inc., Fiorano Software Inc., Fujitsu Limited, International Business Machines Corporation, Mercator Software Inc., MuleSoft Inc., Microsoft Corporation, Oracle Corporation, Progress Software Corporation, SAP AG, SOA Software Inc., Software AG, Sterling Commerce (America) Inc., Red Hat Inc., SunGard Data Systems Inc., TIBCO Software Inc., and Vitria Technology, Inc.
The report titled "Application Infrastructure and Middleware Software: A Global Strategic Business Report" announced by Global Industry Analysts, Inc., provides a review of noteworthy market trends, growth drivers and challenges. The report in addition also enumerates recent acquisitions, and other strategic industry activities. The report provides market estimates and projections analytics in value sales for major geographic markets such as the US, Europe, Asia-Pacific and Rest of World.
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