A recent International Data Corporation (IDC) study shows that the worldwide application deployment software market grew 2.2% to $14.9 billion in 2009. The decline in the growth rate was steep compared with 9.7% growth in 2008 and 16.5% growth in 2007. However, with the severe impact on IT spending caused by the economic crisis through 2009, the fact that this market grew at all was counter-cyclical.
Additional findings from this study include:
-- The top three vendors in 2009 accounted for 52.5% of market revenue. IBM was the largest middleware vendor, while Oracle and Microsoft were the next two largest vendors.
-- The fastest-growing larger vendor (over $100 million in revenue) was business process management software provider Pegasystems. Appian and Lombardi Software, which was acquired by IBM in January 2009, also grew in the middle double digits.
-- At 8.2% growth, Asia/Pacific was the fastest-growing region. It accounted for 14.5% share of the market. The largest region was the Americas, at $7.7 billion in revenue and 3.9% growth.
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