This IDC study examines the structured data management software (SDMS) market for CY11, including vendor revenue trends in the accompanying functional markets. The market for structured data management remains strong in Australia with a growth trajectory of 8.1% year over year with this set to continue through to 2016 at a 7.9% compound annual growth rate. This growth will continue on the back of enterprise application upgrades and the need to rationalise and normalise mission-critical data in the enterprise.
"Database consolidation is a key focus in the enterprise on the back of large application program upgrades," says Vanessa Thompson, Software market analyst, IDC Australia. "The forecast growth in structured data management is based on the continued extension of analytics capability and the increased requirement to integrate additional data sources to current database and reporting environments."