Application Server Market Opportunities, Strategies, and Forecasts, 2004 to 2009

Report # SH29821356 | 353 Pages | 117 Tables and Figures | 2004


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Application Server Market Assessment

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Application Server Market Shares and Forecasts

Application Server Provides Competitive Advantages

Disconnected Silos Of Applications

Application Servers Manage Distributed Transactions

E-Business Platforms

Application Server




Industry Specific Applications

Platform Priorities

Knowledgeable Workers Use Application Servers

Transaction Automation

Open Source Application Servers

Application Server Development Tools

Professional Service Capabilities

Go To Market Strategies

Application Server
Market Opportunities, Strategies, and Forecasts, 2004 to 2009

Application servers represent a way to implement high availability systems. High-availability software markets bring stringent requirements for maintaining the support and confidence of the overall technical computing market.

Application servers offer seamless private and public business process management. They allow companies to maximize e-business opportunities by leveraging existing resources to improve speed-to-market and anticipate IT changes as their business changes.

IBM and BEA dominate application server markets. BEA had been the market share leader by a wide margin but as J2EE architecture has been adopted, IBM achieved a commanding market leadership position as both companies provide significant advantage to users.

IBM market leadership position is secure, based on leveraging existing customer bases, providing robust functionality, and training the sales forces, these are the dominant forces in the segment. BEA has significant market advantage in its bench marking.

Application server markets at $1.5 billion in 2003 are expected to reach $5.2 billion by 2009. Market growth will parallel increased use of the Internet to achieve operating efficiency. Industry consolidation also drives market growth as systems are used to link applications from various divisions.

With 400 million web sites already in existence and growing, the need for application servers is growing. For companies that have created successful sites, the traffic is expected to continue to grow creating demand for application servers.

Enterprise JavaBeans (EJBs) provide the primary server-side enterprise Java component architecture. They enable developers to design and develop customizable, reusable business logic. EJBs provide scalable, portable, server-side components for interacting with any kind of client.

Companies Profiled

BMC Software
IBM Corporation

Oracle Corporation
Red Hat
SeeBeyond Technology

Report Methodology

This is the two-hundred twenty-third report in a series of market research reports that provide forecasts in communications, telecommunications, the internet, computer, software, energy, 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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