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Market Share Analysis: Application Infrastructure and Middleware Software, Worldwide, 2016

Published: 29 June 2017

ID: G00322219

Analyst(s): Bindi Bhullar , Fabrizio Biscotti


The AIM software market grew 6.9% in 2016, reaching $25.4 billion, and it is now the third-largest enterprise software segment. This document helps technology strategic planners monitor the pulse of the AIM software market, where newcomers continue to challenge the position of established providers.

Table Of Contents

Market Share Data

Overall Market Segment Performance Analysis

Top Vendors Analyzed

  • IBM — Leader in Eight of 12 AIM Submarkets
  • Oracle — Leader in Application Platform Software and Shifting to the Cloud
  • Salesforce — Now the Third-Largest Middleware Provider
  • Microsoft — The Middleware "Stealth" Gorilla
  • TIBCO Software — Building on Historical Strengths
  • Software AG — A Strong Installed Base and Coherent Offerings

Other Notable Vendors

  • OpenText
  • SAP
  • Amazon
  • Red Hat
  • Google
  • Alibaba
  • MuleSoft
  • Pivotal
  • Informatica
  • Dell Boomi
  • Mendix
  • Open-Source Offerings

Mergers and Acquisitions

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