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Forecast Overview: Application Infrastructure and Middleware Software, Worldwide, 2016 Update

Published: 11 November 2016

ID: G00315824

Analyst(s): Bindi Bhullar , Fabrizio Biscotti , Neha Kumar


The application integration and middleware software market continues to perform above enterprise software average revenue growth, benefiting from the need to build support for digital business initiatives. AIM product strategists must focus on plans driving purchases and discern new decision makers.

Table Of Contents
  • Overview
  • Companion Documents

Market Description

  • PaaS (Specifically aPaaS and iPaaS) Drive Cloud Adoption Within the AIM Segments
  • Open-Source Middleware Is Mainstream
  • The API Economy Drives API Management
  • Process Reinvention Is Key

Foundational Assumptions

  • Company Adoption and Unit Adoption
  • Functional Expansion and Unit Expansion
  • Purchase Style and Purchase Style Installed Base

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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