Trends Report

Market Overview: The Middleware Software Market, 2009

Software AG And TIBCO Challenge IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, And SAP

December 30th, 2009
With contributors:
Jonathan Penn , Miroslaw Lisserman

Summary

The middleware software market went through a sequence of paradigm changes in the past three decades. Most vendors offer middleware portfolios with various software components from basic application servers to recent and highly business-oriented business process engines. Forrester calls these pre-integrated middleware stacks business process platforms. However, the full market momentum of vendors in this space is only captured if we consider the impact of legacy systems as well. They provide stability and engineering strength to the larger vendors. This report picks relevant revenue contributions from each vendor and derives actual market sizes and each vendor's market share. Forrester also predicts a new generation of middleware addressing the emerging challenge of cloud orchestration.

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