Application Infrastructure and Middleware (AIM) Software: Market Research Report

Date: October 22, 2010
Pages: 914
US$ 4,450.00
Publisher: Global Industry Analysts, Inc
Report type: Strategic Report
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Application Infrastructure and Middleware (AIM) Software: Market Research Report
This report analyzes the Global market for Application Infrastructure and Middleware (AIM) Software in US$ Million.

Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2006 through 2015.

The report profiles 105 companies including many key and niche players such as Axway, Inc., Fiorano Software, Inc., Fujitsu Limited, FusionWare Corporation, International Business Machines Corporation, Mercator Software, Inc., MuleSoft Inc., Microsoft Corporation, Oracle Corporation, Progress Software Corporation, SAP AG, SOA Software Inc., Software AG, Sterling Commerce (America), Inc., Red Hat, Inc., SunGard Data Systems, Inc., SpringSource, Inc., and TIBCO Software, Inc.

Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research.

Company profiles are mostly extracted from URL research and reported select online sources.

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Quantitative Techniques & Analytics
Product Definitions and Scope of Study



Infrastructure Upgrades Shape Growth in the AIM Software Market
Current Scenario: Optimism Tempered by “Uncertainty”
Implication of BEA’s Acquisition by Oracle
Impact of the Recession
AIM Software Market As a Whole Feels the Pinch…
SOA, ESBs & BPMs: Bright Spots Amid the Gloom
Fears Over a Hurting Impact of Recession in ESB & SOA Markets Allayed
Impact On Market Prospects: Now & Beyond…
Developed Markets: The Traditionally Large Revenue Contributors
Developing Markets to Turbo Charge Growth in the Upcoming Years
Corporate Investments on SOA Governance to Increase Rapidly in Asia
Middleware Market in Dragon Land: A Review
Recession Irks Integration as a Service Market in China
SOA/Enterprise Integration Application Solutions in Land of the Rising Sun: A Review
Competition in the AIM Software & Key Statistical Findings

Table 1. World Market for Application Infrastructure and Middleware (AIM) Software (2009): Percentage Share Breakdown of Revenue by Leading Players – IBM, Oracle/BEA*, Microsoft, Software AG, TIBCO and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 2. World Market for Application Infrastructure and Middleware (AIM) Software (2007): Percentage Share Breakdown of Revenue by Leading Players – IBM, Oracle, BEA, Microsoft, Software AG, TIBCO and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

Other Key Market Share Findings in Select Product Markets:

Table 3. Enterprise Service Bus & Connectivity Middleware Market (2007): Percentage Share Breakdown of Revenue by Leading Players (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 4. Enterprise Services Bus & Connectivity Middleware Market (2007): Percentage Share Breakdown of Revenue by Operating Systems (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 5. Worldwide Application Server Software Platform (ASSP) Market (2007): Percentage Share Breakdown of Revenue by Leading Players (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 6. Worldwide Unix and Linux-Based Application Server Software Platform (ASSP) Market (2008): Percentage Share Breakdown of Revenue by Leading Players (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 7. Worldwide Windows-Based Application Server Software Platform (ASSP) Market (2008): Percentage Share Breakdown of Revenue by Leading Players (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

Key Trends Across Product Market Segments
Market Metrics In the Application Integration (AI) Product Market Vertical
Waxing Importance of AI Magnifies Business Case for Integration Solutions
Implications for Integration Appliances (IA)
Flaws in Traditional Integration Solutions Augurs Well for IA Solutions
SOA Deployments on the Rise
Implications for SOA Governance
Implications for Enterprise Service Bus (ESBs)
Open Source ESBs: Making Hay When the Sun Shines
ESB Market Opens Up to Medium-Sized Organizations
ESB Technology Widens to Include BPM Sparking Convergence
Organizations Swear by BPM for Ensuring Process Improvements
BPM Industry Challenges
Application Servers: Enabling E-Business
Web Application Servers: Meeting e-Business Requirements
Pricing Pressures Haunt Application Server Vendors
Bright Future Ahead for Portal Products Market
TPMs Market Threatened by Emerging XTP Technology


Introduction to AIM Software
Middleware Essentials
An Overview
Benefits of Middleware
Segmental Overview
Application Servers
Primary Features of Application Servers
Enterprise Application Servers
Advantages of EAS
Growth Drivers for Enterprise Application Servers
New Technologies in Application Server
Extreme Transaction Processing
Event-Driven Application Platforms
Message-Oriented Middleware (MOM)
Transaction Processing Monitors (TPM)
TPM Benefits
Superior Performance
High Availability
Greater Scalability
Superior Data Integrity
Simple Distribution
Improved Security
Greater Data Coordination
Easy Interface
High Interoperability
Highly Competitive
Portal Products and User Interaction Tools
Introduction to Portals
Enterprise Portals as Development and Web Services Platforms
Portal Products
Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) Suites
Product Capabilities
Essential Characteristics of ESB
Components of ESB
Communication Infrastructure
Request Routing and Version Resolution
Transformation and Mapping
Transaction Management
Service Aggregation, Orchestration and Process management
Service Quality
Service Registry and Metadata Management
Extensibility to Enrich Messages
Monitoring and Management
Support For Service Life Cycle
Business Process Management Suites (BPMSs)
Business Process Management & its Significance to Business Firms
Applications of BPM
Business Process Management Suite
Major BPMS Components
Server Based Process Execution Engine
Process Modeling Tool
Browser-Based Interface
Intelligence Dashboards
Optimization and Simulation Capabilities
Usage Cases of BPMS
Implementation of a Unique Process-Based Application
Support for Constant Process Improvement
Redesign for Process Based SOA
Business-Transforming Initiatives
Integration as a Service (B2B)
Major Characteristics
Transport & Messaging
Compliance & Consistency
BAM, BPM & Workflows
Value Added Services
SOA Governance Technologies
SOA Governance Essentials
SOA Testing
Integration Appliances
Integration Appliances –As an Alternative for Custom Code
Benefits of Integration Appliances
User-Friendly Approach
Less or No Need for Specialized Skills
Total Visibility
Uncomplicated to Change
Scalability and Cost-Effectiveness


Solarflare Communications Launches EnterpriseOnload™ Application Acceleration Middleware
Oracle Releases New Cloud Integrated Software and Hardware System
MuleSoft Includes Cloud Option in its ESB Software Mule
Questetra Releases Latest Version of BPM Solution
Red Hat Unveils Its Platform-as-a-Service Cloud Strategy
OpenSAF Announces the Public Availability of Version 4.0 of its High Availability Middleware Platform
InterSystems Corp. Announces Successful Completion of an Enterprise-Scale Integration Initiative at SHC
L-1 Identity Solutions Launches HIIDETM 5 and New Middleware Application
Network Equipment Technologies Launches SmartSIP
iWay Software Launches Enterprise Master Patient Index (EMPI)
Oracle Releases Oracle BPM Suite 11g
WSO2 Introduces New Open-Source Cloud Platform
Apprenda Releases Free SaaS Application Server
Alfresco Releases new Activity BPM Initiative
ParaScale Unveils Cloud Scale Data Protection and Security Platform
Twiki Launches OpenID Integration for Login with Yahoo, AOL or Google OpenID Accounts
WSO2 Unveils Latest WSO2 Web Service Application Server, WSO2 ESB, WSO2 Identity Server Versions, and WSO2 Governance Registry
Progress Software Unveils Sonic 8.0 ESB (Enterprise Service Bus)
Oracle Releases Tuxedo 11g Application Server
ADTRAN Enhances its Business Application Server
Progress Software Unveils Latest Responsive Process Management Suite
Tridium Introduces NiagaraAX 3.5.
NT/e Unveils CloudTran Middleware Product.
Mulesoft Introduces Cloudcat
WSO2 Unveils Middleware Platform Developed for Heterogeneous SOAs
My-Channels’ Launches Nirvana Middleware for Android Platform
Sun Microsystems Unveils GlassFish Enterprise Server v3
High Integrity Systems and InterNiche Announce the Launch of Integrated Middleware for Cortex-M3
SpringSource Unveils Developer Edition of tc Server
PrismTech Unveils Open Source OpenSplice DDS Connector for Apache Camel
OpenTV Unveils New Middleware Platform
Mulesoft Announces the Launch of Tcat Server
Progress Software Unveils FUSE Forge Collaborative Environment
Oracle Unveils Fusion Middleware 11g
Neudesic Unveils Neuron-ESB Version 2.1
Microsoft Introduces BizTalk Server 2009
SunGard Unveils Aligne Integrated Solution
Progress Software Unveils Actional 8.0 Enterprise
Oracle Launches Coherence 3.5
Oracle Launches Tuxedo10g R3, SALT 10g R3 and TSAM 10g R3
Progress Software Launches DataXtend® Semantic Integrator (SI) 8.4
Cicero Launches Cicero 6.5
Cicero Introduces New Integration Solution
Axway Introduces B2Bi Express Solution
Kaavo Unveils IMOD Solution
SAS Rolls Out Data Integration Solution
Jitterbit Introduces Jitterbit 3.0
Nortel Unveils New Integration Solutions
IBM and Hubspan Unveil WebSpan
Talend Launches Real-Time Data Integration Platform for SOA and MOM
GT Software Launches Ivory Service Architect 4.1
WSO2 Rolls Out Enterprise Service Bus Version 2.0
Fiorano Unveils Fiorano Middleware Platform 9
Software AG Introduces webMethods 8.0
Artificial Technology Unveils EKI One 2.0 Modular Middleware
Red Hat Introduces Teiid Open Source Data Integration Project
Red Hat Unveils JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 5.0
Oracle Introduces Oracle BPM Suite
Oracle Introduces Oracle® Data Integration Suite
Oracle Rolls Out Oracle® WebLogic Server 10g R3 Application Server
Oracle Releases Oracle® Communications Converged Application Server
OpenCloud Releases Rhino 2.0
Axiom Software Unveils Axiom Stack Open Source Application Server
Oracle Introduces WebLogic Application Grid
IBM Introduces Latest Version of Application Server
SpringSource Debuts Java Application Server


TIBCO Software Acquires OpenSpirit Corporation
GMO Internet to Acquire Stake in Acrodea
HP Announces Acquisition of Stratavia
Avnet Technology Solutions Acquires Tallard Technology, Inc.
KVH Acquires Virtek Communications AS
Malam Team Ltd., To Acquire SRL Group Ltd.
SpringSource Enters into an Agreement to Acquire GemStone Systems’ Data Management Technology
SpringSource Acquires UK based Rabbit Technologies, Ltd.
Ebix Announces Take Over of Brazilian Firm MCN Technology & Consulting
Lawson Software Announces Acquisition of Healthvision Solutions, Inc.
BMC Software Announces Acquisition of Phurnace Software
VMware Acquires SpringSource
IBM Acquires BPM Vendor Lombardi
Kudelski Acquires Middleware Vendor from the US
Metatron Announces Acquisition of PB Magic
iSOFT Acquires BridgeForward
Appistry Inks Partnership with AgilePath
Lawson and Axway Extend Collaboration to Market Axway B2Bi Express
Oracle Corporation Acquires Sun Microsystems
MuleSource and Callista Enterprise Enter into Partnership
MuleSource and Pulsen Enter into Partnership
MuleSource Inks OEM Agreement with GigaSpaces Technologies
TIBCO Purchases DataSynapse for $28 Million
TIBCO Partners with HP
Software Acquires Controlling Interest in IDS Scheer
Software AG Acquires Teconomic
Progress Software Acquires Actional
IBM Acquires Exeros
ISTS Worldwide and Impact 21 Group Enter into Partnership
Oracle Acquires GoldenGate Software
Valogix Collaborates with EXTOL International
WebConcepts and Axway Enter into Agreement
Telephonetics Takes Over Eden Origin
Teradata Enters into Agreement with SAP
Red Hat Takes Over Amentra
Green Hat Consulting Acquires Solstice Software
Informatica Signs OEM Agreement with Intalio
Oracle Acquires BEA Systems
Inovis Enters into Partnership with Pervasive Software
Workday Takes Over Cape Clear Software
Progress Software Acquires IONA Technologies
IBM Signs Agreement with MITAS
Oracle Signs Agreement with Satyam Computer Services
IBM Snaps Up Net Integration Technologies


Axway, Inc. (USA)
Fiorano Software, Inc (USA)
Fujitsu Limited (Japan)
FusionWare Corporation (USA)
International Business Machines Corporation (USA)
Mercator Software, Inc. (USA)
MuleSoft Inc., (USA)
Microsoft Corporation (USA)
Oracle Corporation (USA)
Progress Software Corporation (USA)
SAP AG (Germany)
SOA Software Inc (USA)
Software AG (Germany)
Sterling Commerce (America), Inc. (USA)
Red Hat, Inc., (USA)
SunGard Data Systems, Inc. (USA)
SpringSource, Inc. (USA)
TIBCO Software, Inc. (USA)
Vitria Technology, Inc. (USA)


Table 8. World Recent Past, Current & Future Market Analysis for Application Infrastructure and Middleware (AIM) Software by Geographic Region – US, Europe, Asia-Pacific and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Revenues in US$ Million for Years 2006 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 9. World 10-Year Perspective for Application Infrastructure and Middleware (AIM) Software by Geographic Region – Percentage Breakdown of Revenues for US, Europe, Asia-Pacific and Rest of World Markets for Years 2006, 2009 & 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)


Total Companies Profiled: 105 (including Divisions/Subsidiaries - 115)
The United States86
The United Kingdom
Rest of Europe
Asia-Pacific (Excluding Japan)
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