Mid Tier XML Market Opportunities, Strategies, and Forecasts, 2004 to 2009

Report # SH29821316 | 275+ Pages | 65+ Tables and Figures | 2004

Mid Tier XML Market Assessment

XML Mid Tier Data Aggregation Market Forecasts
Database Market Shares
Linking Internal Operations
Rigorous Data Structure
CWDM Market Conditions
Persistence Methods
Data Management Server
Aggregation Market Growth Factors
For Aggregated Customer Account Management
Market Expansion
Data-Oriented XML vs Document-Oriented XML
Messaging Software
Mid market Application Integration (EAI) (SMB) Industry


Mid Tier XML Market Opportunities, Strategies, and Forecasts, 2004 to 2009

Relational databases are not built to handle transient, high-volume flows of irregularly shaped data. These are the transaction currency of a service-oriented network. There are going to be astronomical numbers of messages. While the messages are in flight, new kinds of dynamic message stores are needed to index, search, monitor, and correlate them.

When mapping an XML document into a relational database, some information about the document will be lost. XML storage databases do not have this shortcoming. If data must retain its original structure, into and out of storage, then XML based storage is the best solution. Enterprise integration maintenance of logs of messages exchanged between systems is one example of when XML storage needs to be maintained.

XML imposes structure on data without the rigid field record configuration that is not appropriate for many situations. Storing XML with a schema of a fixed structure can be done in a relational database.

This is the better solution for structured data. A telephone book has entries of a name, an address, and a telephone number. Relational databases are generally a good way to store highly structured data.

At some point after the end of the forecast period all databases will be XML enabled. Databases are for handling highly structured data, information arranged in records and fields as subsets of those records. To the extent that this structured information is contained in XML format, databases need to be able to store it in that manner. Markets that start at $13.2 million in 2004 are expected to reach $1.4 billion by 2009.

XML data aggregation is used for handling unstructured data in XML format. All the tags and descriptive information that come with XML make the formats flexible and useful as XML. Information arranged in the flexible format. To the extent that the unstructured information and combinations of structured and unstructured information are contained in XML format, mid tier aggregation is need to be able to store information while it is in transition. Markets that start at $44.7 million in 2004 are expected to reach $1.8 billion by 2009.


Companies Profiled
IBM Corporations
Case Iron Systems
Data Power Technology
Fiorano Software
Francisco Partners/Global
eXchange Services (GXS)
Information Software
IONA Technologies
Kabira Technologies
Raining Data
See Beyond
Software AG

Report Methodology

This is the two-hundred and fourth 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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