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Market Share Analysis: Application Infrastructure and Middleware Software, Worldwide, 2022

Published: 17 July 2023


The AIM software market grew to $51.5 billion in 2022 at a healthy double-digit growth rate of 13.2%. iPaaS, RPA and low-code hpaPaaS were the key growth-driving segments. Salesforce, IBM and Oracle managed to retain their places as the top three AIM vendors in 2022.

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Key Market Findings
  • The application infrastructure and middleware (AIM) market grew to $51.5 billion in 2022, adding almost $6 billion from $45.5 billion in 2021. At a 13.2% growth rate in 2022, the AIM market grew above the average worldwide software market growth rate of 11.3%, and it continued to be the fifth-largest software market with 7.3% share (see ).

  • Three of the AIM technology markets made it into the top 10 fastest-growing software segment list in 2022 — integration platform as a service (iPaaS) as the fastest-growing software segment (37.6%), robotic process automation (RPA) as the eighth-fastest-growing segment (22.1%),

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