De acordo com o Gartner, Inc., líder mundial de pesquisa e aconselhamento sobre tecnologia, o faturamento do mercado mundial de software de infraestrutura de aplicações e middleware totalizou US$ 21,5 bilhões, em 2013, um aumento de 5,6% em relação a 2012.
Gartner Says Worldwide Application Infrastructure and Middleware Market Revenue Grew 5.6 Per Cent in 2013
The worldwide application infrastructure and middleware (AIM) software revenue market* totalled $21.5 billion in 2013, a 5.6 per cent increase from 2012, according to Gartner, Inc.
“Application infrastructure and middleware projects are becoming the cornerstone of the digital business,” said Fabrizio Biscotti, research director at Gartner. “While spending in traditional AIM products continues and remains sizeable, we are seeing a growing interest toward newer offerings, such as platform as a service (PaaS), low-latency messaging, complex event processing and in-memory data grids. These technologies are essential to developing a digital business strategy, for example, connecting digital marketing and channels, or empowering staff with social networks.”
“The use of multiple delivery models, increased reliance on governance technologies, and the convergence of application and data integration requirements are all driving organisations to sustain significant investment in AIM technologies and skills,” said Mr Biscotti.
Emerging opportunities such as cloud computing, Internet of Things, mobile enablement, intelligent business operations and in-memory computing are all areas in which AIM providers continue to play an active role as innovators.
“We are witnessing the early days of the idea of ‘integrated business’, where it is not only applications or processes that are interconnected, but also sensors and things,” added Mr Biscotti.
In terms of vendor dynamics, IBM retained the No. 1 position with a 1.6 per cent growth in 2013 (see Table 1). The rankings of the top five vendors have not changed over the last three years, however, they are showing mixed performance under pressure from specialised vendors, in particular PaaS providers and open source software suppliers.
Worldwide Vendor Revenue Estimates for Total AIM Software, 2013 (Millions of US Dollars)