Application ServerMarket Opportunities, Strategies, and Forecasts, 2006 to 2012

Report # SH29821478 | 494 Pages | 150 Tables and Figures | 2006

Application Server Market Assessment

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Application Server Market Shares and Forecasts
Application Servers Implement Internet Channel
SOA Reusable Software Component
Application Servers Manage Distributed Transactions
Disconnected Siols of Applications
Application Server
Industry Specific Applications
Regional Analysis
Development Tools
E-Business Platforms
Professional Service Capabilities
Go To Market Strategies
Open Source Application Servers

Application Server
Market Opportunities, Strategies, and Forecasts, 2006 to 2012

IBM has positioned to offer application servers on the mainframe, with economies of scale achieved by implementing shared processing with highly efficient multiple workloads on single systems, particularly mainframes.

The large quantities of data generated by web applications, the sheer volume of transactions managed by automated process generates large volumes of revenue, creating the need for mainframe application servers even in mid range size companies.

Application servers depend on SOA solutions. Services oriented applications are evolved from an architecture that is an IT data base engine that functions as a directory to manage scripts with header, date, user, and use information that supports broad enterprise access to information. SOA engines are designed to support reuse of adapters in a number of data centers.

Mission-critical requirements for scalability, reliability, load balancing and performance are essential through a distributed environment in an enterprise. Mission-critical application systems and underlying platforms are reliable. Mission-critical functionality is needed by any application that inter-operates with a mainframe system.

In addition to keeping transactions on centralized servers or mainframes, organizations are distributing information to the edge of the network using edge servers throughout their organizations.

Application servers provide connectivity to partners, suppliers, and customers. The Internet has become a new distribution channel. Partners are automating the ordering and shipping of goods.

The middleware computing paradigm is leading to global installation of the networking equipment to support connectivity within and across organizations. Broadband communications pathways are being put in place.

Information is mapped from nodes in a source schema to nodes in the destination schema. By drawing links between the nodes, a map is created. Rules embedded in messages provide conversion, processing, and abstraction capabilities.

Rules are used to create looping, cumulative, date and time, and iteration. Linking one or more source nodes to a rule component and then linking the rule component to one or more destination nodes graphically implement these.

Application server markets at $2 billion in 2005 are expected to reach $6.6 billion by 2012.

Companies Profiled
BMC Software
Cape Clear
CAPE Systems
EMC Documentum
Envoy Technologies
MQ Software
Open Text
Progress Software
Red Hat
SOA Software
Sun Microsystems
Synergy Financial Systems
Zebra Technologies

Report Methodology

This is the 286th report in a series of market research reports that provide forecasts in communications, telecommunications, the internet, computer, software, and telephone equipment. The project leaders take direct responsibility for writing and preparing each report. They have significant experience preparing industry studies. Forecasts are based on primary research and proprietary data bases. Forecasts reflect analysis of the market trends in the segment and related segments. Unit and dollar shipments are analyzed through consideration of dollar volume of each market participation in the segment. Market share analysis includes conversations with key customers of products, industry segment leaders, marketing directors, distributors, leading market participants, and companies seeking to develop measurable market share. Over 200 in-depth interviews are conducted for each report with a broad range of key participants and opinion leaders in the market segment.

About the Company

WinterGreen Research, founded in 1985, provides strategic market assessments in telecommunications, communications equipment, health care, and advanced computer technology. Industry reports focus on opportunities that will expand existing markets or develop major new markets. The reports assess new product and service positioning strategies, new and evolving technologies, and technological impact on products, services, and markets. Market shares are provided. Leading market participants are profiled, and their marketing strategies, acquisitions, and strategic alliances are discussed. The principals of WinterGreen Research have been involved in analysis and forecasting of international business opportunities in telecommunications and advanced computer technology markets for over 30 years.

About the Principal Authors

Ellen T. Curtiss, Technical Director, co-founder of WinterGreen Research, conducts strategic and market assessments in technology-based industries. Previously she was a member of the staff of Arthur D. Little, Inc., for 23 years, most recently as Vice President of Arthur D. Little Decision Resources, specializing in strategic planning and market development services. She is a graduate of Boston University and the Program for Management Development at Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration. She is the author of recent studies on worldwide telecommunications markets and the Top Ten Telecommunications market analysis and forecasts.

Susan Eustis, President, co-founder of WinterGreen Research, has done research in communications and computer markets and applications. She holds several patents in microcomputing and parallel processing. She is the author of recent studies of the Regional Bell Operating Companies' marketing strategies, Internet equipment, a study of Internet Equipment, Worldwide Telecommunications Equipment, Top Ten Telecommunications, Digital Loop Carrier, Web Hosting, and Application Integration markets. Ms. Eustis is a graduate of Barnard College.

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