Workload Automation (WLA) Market Size is Focus of New EMA Research Report

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EMA estimates the WLA market could grow to as much as $5.12B by 2027

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Global Workload Automation Market Size and Forecast: 2022 to 2027

This report is not just about the current size of the market but is an argument for WLA to be more broadly used to orchestrate automation across the enterprise – and the winners and losers if that transformation happens.

Enterprise Management Associates (EMA™), a leading IT and data management research and consulting firm, today announced the release of its new research report, titled “Global Workload Automation Market Size and Forecast: 2022 to 2027” and authored by Dan Twing, president and chief operations officer at EMA.

As IT modernization trends continue, WLA market growth has increased. WLA has been key to supporting several IT trends, including big data, digital transformation, and the migration of legacy production workloads to the cloud. Additionally, WLA supports the drive to apply automation across the enterprise – a trend that increased with the COVID-19 pandemic and the Great Resignation. This report combines several data sources and captures the impact of these trends to size the WLA market in 2022 and forecast the market growth for 2023 to 2027.

EMA’s market sizing research examines the size and growth expectations of 19 WLA vendors. Four large, longstanding vendors dominate the WLA market, representing over 85% of the current market. Given the age of this market, the high concentration of market share around four big vendors (over 85%), and the high level of adoption (71%), the WLA market exhibits very mature characteristics. At the same time, the market is exhibiting characteristics of a much younger market, and many large enterprises, vendors, and market watchers see a much broader role for WLA in supporting orchestration of automation across the enterprise. The market appears to be morphing into something much bigger and more impactful than the traditional use cases.

“This report is not just about the current size of the market but is an argument for WLA to be more broadly used to orchestrate automation across the enterprise – and the winners and losers if that transformation happens,” said Twing. “WLA has been at the center of IT operations for over 40 years and adds value through time-tested and proven features to define and control automation. Savvy enterprises are leveraging these capabilities to augment automation efforts rather than spending precious developer time duplicating similar capabilities in multiple tools and processes.”

Given the uncertainty as to how fast and how far this potential transformation will happen, the report includes two forecasts. The Status Quo forecast assumes a continuation of the current trends in support of data pipelines, digital transformation, and cloud computing, which have increased growth in the WLA market. The Broader Orchestration forecast assumes enterprises address growing automation needs by leveraging WLA more broadly to accelerate development, deployment, and manageability of automation across the enterprise. The report discusses the likelihood of each scenario and the resulting market changes.

This report will help enterprise leadership understand how some of their peers are leveraging existing tools to move faster toward automation with less new development. It also provides a much-needed perspective on this market for board members and investors as interest in automation increases.

The vendors covered in this report are:

  • Absyss
  • Activeeon
  • Arcana
  • Arvato Systems
  • BMC
  • Broadcom
  • Forta (formerly HelpSystems)
  • Flux
  • HCL
  • Hitachi
  • Honico
  • IBM
  • InfiniteDATA
  • Redwood
  • Rocket Software (formerly ASG)
  • SMA
  • Stonebranch
  • Tidal
  • Vinzant

A detailed analysis of the research findings is available in the report, “Global Workload Automation Market Size and Forecast: 2022 to 2027.

About EMA
Founded in 1996, EMA is a leading industry analyst firm that provides deep insight across the full spectrum of IT and data management technologies. EMA analysts leverage a unique combination of practical experience, insight into industry best practices, and in-depth knowledge of current and planned vendor solutions to help their clients achieve their goals. Learn more about EMA research, analysis, and consulting services for enterprise line of business users, IT professionals, and IT vendors at https://www.enterprisemanagement.com/freeResearch.

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