IDC News Release, 12/9/10
International Data Corporation (IDC) today announced the launch of the industry’s first global tracker covering the database and data integration software market on a semiannual basis. Covering six major regions and 13 of the largest country markets, the Worldwide Semiannual Database and Data Integration Software Tracker provides biannual market size, vendor share, and forecast data for the four market segments — relational database management systems (RDBMS), non-relational database management systems, data integration and access software, and database development and management tools — that comprise this market in IDC’s software taxonomy.
The Database and Data Integration Software Tracker covers more than 120 vendors worldwide with results delivered to clients through both Excel-based spreadsheets and on-line Query tools. A critical component to the Software Trackers is the global presence of IDC’s software analysts who interview vendors, channel partners, and integrators on an ongoing basis at the country, regional, and global levels. This information is supplemented by IDC’s software contracts database and carefully analyzed by IDC’s newly established software company model team before it is entered into IDC’s proprietary Tracker data platform.