On March 29, 2012 Gartner published their latest middleware marketshare report. According to the report IBM was the leading software vendor with 32.1 percent market share, extending its lead to nearly double that of its closest competitor. According to Gartner, IBM grew 12.4 percent in 2011, faster than the overall market. The worldwide application infrastructure and middleware software market grew 9.9 percent to $19.4 billion, according to Gartner. According to the report, IBM holds the number one market share position in key sub-markets growing faster then the overall IT market.
For example, the Business Process Management Suite (BPMS) segment grew at 11.2 percent in 2011, Gartner said. IBM was named the number one vendor in BPMS software with a 27.1 percent share; almost triple that of its closest competitor.
Gartner reported that IBM continues to be number one in other growing and key areas including the Enterprise Service Bus Suites, Message Oriented Middleware Market, the Transaction Processing Monitor market and Integration Appliances.
Read full IBM press release here: http://www-03.ibm.com/press/us/en/pressrelease/37376.wss
Update June 2012
I have discussed IBM vs Oracle market share positions in great deal of details in my webcast. See page 19 in my presentation – charts and replay of this webcast are available here.