IBM on Top in Middleware Market: Gartner

By CIOinsight  |  Posted 04-01-2011

IBM announced that the Gartner research firm has once again named IBM the worldwide market share leader in the application infrastructure and middleware software segment based on total worldwide revenue for 2010.

According to Gartner's latest middleware report, IBM was the leading software vendor in 2010 with a 32.6 percent market share, extending its lead to nearly double that of its closest competitor. According to Gartner, IBM grew 14.4 percent in 2010, twice as much as the overall market. The worldwide application infrastructure and middleware software market grew 7.3 percent to $17.6 billion, according to Gartner.

"The newest Gartner report reflects IBM's growing lead in business integration middleware," said Robert LeBlanc, senior vice president of IBM Software. "Accelerating key business processes and flexing their underlying infrastructures are major priorities in the enterprise today and IBM has core strengths that help clients meet those needs."

For more than a decade, analysts have ranked IBM the number one share holder in the worldwide application infrastructure and middleware software market. And apart from its overall lead, according to the Gartner report, IBM holds the number one market share position in key sub-markets growing faster than the overall IT market.

For example, the Business Process Management Suite (BPMS) segment grew at 9.2 percent in 2010, Gartner said. IBM was named the number one vendor in BPM software with a 24.7 percent share; more than double that of its closest competitor. BPM software enables companies to develop and implement processes that help their businesses be more agile and grow.

For more, read the eWEEK article: IBM Ruled Middleware Market in 2010: Report.