Services Oriented Architecture (SOA)Market Opportunities, Strategies, and Forecasts, 2006 to 2012

Report # SH29821464 | 514 Pages | 126 Tables and Figures | 2006

Services Oriented Architecture (SOA) Market Assessment

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Services Oriented Architecture (SOA) Market Shares, Forecasts, and Driving Forces
Process Oriented Architecture
Advance E-Business Infrastructure
BPM Software Process Design
Services Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Ability to Transform Business
Technology Issues
Services Oriented Application Unlock Business Value
Web Services and Technology
Service Level Challenges
Business Need

Services Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Market Opportunities, Strategies, and Forecasts, 2006 to 2012

Service oriented architecture (SOA) components help corporations integrate their existing data and applications into new business systems. SOA software components allow customers to more quickly react to changing market conditions by using process models to design and build more flexible applications.

SOA provides a flexible application framework for managing changing business needs. Services oriented applications are positioned to unlock the business portfolio by providing adapters that connect to output nodes and an engine to manage the adapters. Adapters are reusable pieces of code that implement Web services (SOA) to achieve automated information access. Benefits are achieved by accessing applications in a portfolio with discrete services.

The aim is to streamline IT infrastructure. Services oriented architecture (SOA) is designed to achieve an alignment of IT investments with business goals. Adapters are used to achieve more flexible business response to market changes by providing bits of application functionality that implement business rules in the context of achieving implementation of automated retrieval on designated information.

SOA is comprised of engines and components. Engines are at lower levels of the integration stack providing brokering, integration, business process management, mission critical messaging, and transformation capability. Components are adapters or automated processes that are messages with rules imbedded in them.

SOAs are easy to use because the rules are imbedded in the message using a graphical user interface instead of a programmer. The services oriented architecture is the foundation for higher-level capabilities such as business process management and business activity monitoring. It enables the assembly of composite applications that combine functionality from existing applications to more effectively address the needs of business users.

Major changes in the software industry go beyond technical issues. Customer service, supply chain, IT governance, and procurement innovation is occurring across every industry. A major benefit of these changes is that software comes closer to meeting the agility demands of business environments. Continuing change in tools, technologies, skills, processes, products, and vendor relations pose significant challenges. Strategic positioning is driving adoption of service-oriented architecture (SOA).

Service oriented architecture (SOA) markets at $450 million in 2005 are expected to reach $18.4 billion by 2012. Market growth comes because SOA enables the flexible IT architecture that is needed to respond to market shifts brought by speeded product cycles and competitive challenges.

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

Report Methodology

This is the 279th 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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