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Market Trends: 21 Signposts for the Future of the Unix Market

Published: 30 October 2012

ID: G00239018

Analyst(s): Jonathon Hardcastle, Adrian O'Connell , Errol Rasit


As global Unix revenue continues to fall, the most likely path for the future of Unix is for continuing decline. This research analyzes the influencing factors that may affect the future strength of the Unix market.

Table Of Contents


  • Unix in Review
  • Not All Unix Providers Are Equal
  • Ecosystem Complications
  • Introduction to the Forecast Scenarios
    • Scenario Scores

Market Trend

  • Market: The Most Likely Forecast Scenarios
    • Most Likely Forecast Scenario
    • Sharp-Decline Forecast Scenario
  • Contrarian Views
    • Equilibrium of Drivers and Inhibitors, Unix Demand Stabilizes
  • Further Analysis
    • Installed Base
    • The Impact of Relational Database Management System Investment on the Unix Market
    • The Linux Scenario
    • The Influence of Emerging Market Demand on Unix
  • Definitions
    • Mature Markets
    • Emerging Markets

Vendors to Watch

  • HP
  • IBM
  • Oracle


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