Gartner Research

Forecast Overview: Application Infrastructure and Middleware Software, Worldwide, 2015 Update

Published: 22 December 2015

ID: G00291971

Analyst(s): Fabrizio Biscotti


The AIM software market will continue to perform above enterprise software average growth, benefiting from the ever-increasing need to build solid infrastructure to support digital business initiatives. This document provides vendors with an overview of the market's opportunities and challenges.

Table Of Contents
  • Overview
  • Companion Documents

Market Description

  • Adoption of Cloud (PaaS) Varies by AIM Segment, With Hybrid Being the Dominant Purchase Style
  • Open-Source Software Continues to Be a Game Changer
  • Digital Business and Process Reinvention Will Fuel Growth
  • Bimodal IT Calls for Simpler and Faster Deployment
  • API Management Helps Realize the Full Potential of Software-Defined Strategies

Foundational Assumptions

  • Company Adoption and Unit Adoption
  • Purchase Style and Purchase Style Installed Base
  • Functional Expansion and Unit Expansion
  • Replacement Cycle
  • Buyer Behavior
  • Product Design and Pricing

Market Model or Methodology

  • Forecast Components
    • On-Premises Forecast
    • PaaS Forecast
    • Subscription/Hosted Forecast
    • OSS Forecast
    • AIM Software Revenue Forecast
  • Negotiated Factors
    • Price and Maintenance
  • Demand-Side Influencing Factors
    • Company and Unit Adoption
    • Purchase Style
    • Functional Expansion
    • Unit Expansion
    • Replacement Cycle
    • Buyer Behavior
    • Macroeconomic and Regulatory Factors
  • Supply-Side Influencing Factors
    • Hardware and Software Technology Innovation
    • Technology Roadmaps
    • Product Design and Pricing

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