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Market Trends: Application Development Software, Worldwide, 2012-2016

Published: 30 July 2012

ID: G00229855

Analyst(s): Asheesh Raina, Laurie Wurster


The application development software market is expected to grow from an estimated $9.05 billion in 2012 to more than $10.28 billion in 2016, moderately driven by evolving software delivery models, new development methodologies, emerging mobile application development and open-source software.

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Trends in the Market

Market: AD Software Market Is Growing Better Than Last Year, With Sustainable Pace

Buyers: Productivity, Openness and Agility Are Top Buyer Priorities

Regions: North America Is Largest, While Greater China Remains Fastest-Growing

Technology: Emerging Technology Evolution on Various Fronts Is Shaping the AD Space

  • Cloud Computing
  • Open Source
  • Application Life Cycle Management
  • Development Methodologies
  • Mobile Applications, Systems and Devices

Contrarian View: Cloud and Open Source Completely Replace On-Premises and Proprietary AD Software

  • Cloud Completely Replaces On-Premises AD Software
  • Open Source Completely Replaces Proprietary AD Software

Vendors to Watch

  • Adobe
  • CA Technologies
  • Compuware
  • HP
  • IBM
  • Micro Focus
  • Microsoft
  • SAP


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