Idc Worldwide Business Intelligence Tools 2008 Vendor Shares
Worldwide Business Intelligence Tools 2008 Vendor
Dan Vesset Brian McDonough
IN THIS EXCERPT
The content for this Excerpt was taken directly from the IDC Competitive Analysis
Report, Worldwide Business Intelligence Tools 2008 Vendor Shares, by Dan Vesset
and Brian McDonough. All or part of the following sections are included: IDC Opinion,
In This Study, Situation Overview, Vendor Profiles, Future Outlook, and Essential
Guidance. Also included are Figures 1 – 4, and Tables 1 – 4.
In 2008, the business intelligence (BI) tools market reached $7.8 billion in software
license and maintenance revenue. The market growth of 10.6% in 2008 surpassed
previous IDC projections. The BI tools market was characterized by the following
ִ The spending by organizations of all sizes continued. However, the strength of
the first three quarters of 2008 was followed by weakness in the fourth quarter,
which is likely to carry into the first half of 2009. Furthermore, weak new license
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sales for several leading vendors are likely to lead in the near term to a slower
maintenance revenue growth rate.
ִ Nevertheless, when compared with the broader IT market, the BI tools market
remains an attractive opportunity for both large IT vendors and specialty ISVs.
Thirty percent of the market continues to be occupied by specialty vendors with
one or two focused software products.
ִ For the third year in a row, the advanced analytics segment of the BI tools market
grew faster than the query, reporting, and analysis (QRA) segment, and we
expect this trend to continue.
ִ The definition of what constitutes BI software has begun to evolve. Although, in
the short term, IDC is not expecting to change the taxonomy of the specific
software tools included in the BI tools market, certain content access and
analysis tools are beginning to be viewed as part of the overall BI architecture.
In This Study
This IDC study examines the business intelligence tools market for the period 2006–
2008. Worldwide market size is provided for 2008, with trends from 2006 and 2007.
Revenue and market share of the leading vendors are provided for 2008, with trends
from 2006 and 2007. This study also provides profiles of leading vendors.
Filing Information: June 2009, IDC #218598E, Volume: 1
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