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Market Share Analysis: Application Infrastructure and Middleware Software, Worldwide, 2018

Published: 06 May 2019

ID: G00385824

Analyst(s): Bindi Bhullar , Fabrizio Biscotti


The AIM software market grew 14.6% in 2018 to $32 billion, confirming its status as the third-largest enterprise software segment and one of the most dynamic. Cloud continues to be the single most important disruptor of the competitive landscape.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Market Findings
  • Vendor Performance Highlights

Market Share Data

Overall Market Segment Performance Analysis

  • AIM Growth Remains in the Double Digits and Is One of the Highest in Enterprise Software
  • AIM Is Foundational for Digital Transformation
  • Cloud in the Form of PaaS Continues to Be the Key Disruptor
  • Open Source Is Now Broad and Common
  • RPA Is the Fastest-Growing Segment of the Entire Software Market
  • AIM Market Has Over 1,000 Players and Plenty of New Entrants — And Notable Exits
  • Chinese Players Continue to Perform Well

Top Vendors Analyzed

  • No. 1 — IBM
  • No. 2 — Oracle
  • No. 3 — Salesforce
  • No. 4 — Microsoft
  • No. 5 — Amazon

Mergers and Acquisitions

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