IDC's Worldwide Software Taxonomy, 2018: Update

IDC's Worldwide Software Taxonomy, 2018: Update

This IDC study provides a detailed description of IDC's software market taxonomy. For 2018, the taxonomy includes 83 individual functional markets grouped within a hierarchy of 19 secondary markets, which in turn aggregate into three primary segments: applications, application development and deployment, and systems infrastructure software. Each of the functional markets is described, with a sample list of representative software vendors in that market."IDC's software market taxonomy represents a comprehensive view of the worldwide software marketplace," said Dan Vesset, group VP, Analytics and Information Management. "It continues to be the premier source for defining and categorizing commercial software and the basis for IDC market sizing and forecast data products such as trackers and spending guides."

Please Note: Extended description available upon request.

IDC's Worldwide Software Taxonomy
Software Taxonomy Changes for 2018
Taxonomy Overview
Hierarchy of Software Markets
Applications Market Definitions
Collaborative Applications
Conferencing Applications
Web Conferencing Applications
Email Applications
Enterprise Social Networks
Team Collaboration Applications
Content Management Applications
Enterprise Content Management Applications
Persuasive Content Management Applications
eDiscovery Applications
Enterprise Portals
Content Sharing and Collaboration Applications
Enterprise Resource Management Applications
Financial Applications
Financial and Accounting
Treasury and Risk Management
Travel and Expense Management
Corporate Tax Management
Human Capital Management Applications
Core HR
Compensation Management
Workforce Performance Management
Learning Management
Workforce Management
Payroll Accounting Applications
Procurement Applications
Order Management Applications
Enterprise Performance Management Applications
Project and Portfolio Management Applications
Enterprise Asset Management Applications
Supply Chain Management Applications
Logistics Applications
Production Planning Applications
Inventory Management Applications
Production and Operations Applications
Production and Grid Management Applications
Service Industry and Public Sector Operations Applications
Other Operations Applications
Engineering Applications
Mechanical Computer-Aided Design Applications
Mechanical Computer-Aided Engineering Applications
Mechanical Computer-Aided Manufacturing Applications
Collaborative Product Data Management Applications
Other Engineering Applications
Customer Relationship Management Applications
Sales Force Productivity and Management Applications
Marketing Campaign Management Applications
Customer Service Applications
Contact Center Applications
Digital Commerce Applications
Advertising Applications
Programmatic Advertising Platforms
Non-Display Advertising Platforms
Data Platforms
Advertising Attribution
Application Development and Deployment Market Definitions
Analytics and Artificial Intelligence Software
End-User Query, Reporting, and Analysis
Advanced and Predictive Analytics
Artificial Intelligence Software Platforms
Content Analytics and Search
Data Management Software
Relational Database Management Systems
Nonrelational Database Management Systems
End-User Database Management Systems
Navigational Database Management Systems
Object-Oriented Database Management Systems
Multivalue Database Management Systems
Dynamic Data Management Systems
Document-Oriented Database Systems
Key-Accessible Database Systems
Graph Database Management Systems
Scalable Data Collection Managers
Database Development and Management Tools
Database Administration
Database Replication
Data Modeling
Database Development and Optimization
Database Security
Distributed Data Grid Managers
Data Integration and Integrity Software
Bulk Data Movement Software
Dynamic Data Movement Software
Data Quality Software
Data Access Infrastructure Software
Composite Data Framework Software
Master Data Definition and Control Software
Metadata Management Software
Self-Service Data Preparation Software
Spatial Information Management
Integration and Orchestration Software
Business-to-Business Middleware
B2B Gateway Middleware
B2B Networks and B2B Managed Services
Integration Software
API Management Software
Integration Platforms
Connectivity Adapters and Plug-In Software
Event-Driven Middleware
Message-Oriented Middleware
Streaming Analytics Software
Functions Software
Managed File Transfer
Application Development Software
Development Languages, Environments, and Tools
Software Construction Components
Business Rules Management Systems
Modeling and Architecture Tools
Object Modeling Tools
Business Process Modeling Tools
Enterprise Architecture Tools
Software Quality and Life-Cycle Tools
Automated Software Quality Tools
Software Change and Configuration Management
Application Platforms
Deployment-Centric Application Platforms
Application Server Software Platforms
Cloud Deployment-Centric Application Platforms
Model-Driven Application Platforms
Transaction Processing Monitors
Robotic Process Automation Software
Systems Infrastructure Software Market Definitions
System and Service Management Software
IT Operations Management
IT Automation and Configuration Management
Workload Management
Datacenter System and Application Control
IT Service Management
Network Software
Network Infrastructure Software
Network Application Delivery Software
Network Virtualization and SDN Controller Software
Network Management Software
Security Software
Identity and Digital Trust Software
Endpoint Security Software
Messaging Security Software
Network Security Software
Web Content Inspection Security
Security Analytics, Intelligence, Response, and Orchestration
Other Security Software
Storage Software
Data Replication and Protection Software
Data Protection Software
Backup and Recovery Reporting Software
Storage Replication Software
Host or Hypervisor-Based Replication Software
Systems and Data Migration Software
Fabric and Appliance-Based Replication Software
Array-Based Replication Software
Replication Management Software
Archiving Software
Email Archiving Software
File and Other Archiving Software
Storage and Device Management Software
SRM and Heterogeneous SAN Management Software
SRM and Homogeneous SAN Management Software
Storage Device Management Software
Other Storage Management Software
Storage Infrastructure Software
Virtualization and Federation Software
Host-Based File Systems and Volume Management Software
Storage Access and Path Management Software
Automated Storage Tiering and Storage Gateway Software
Storage Acceleration Software
Software-Defined Storage Controller Software
Block-Based Software-Defined Storage Controller Software
File-Based Software-Defined Storage Controller Software
Object-Based Software-Defined Storage Controller Software
Hyperconverged Software–Defined Storage Controller Software
Endpoint Management
Output Management Tools
Device Management
Print Management
Enterprise Output Management
Client Endpoint Management
Physical and Virtual Computing Software
Operating Systems and Subsystems
Core Operating Systems
Client Operating Systems
Embedded/Industrial Operating Systems
Software-Defined Compute
Virtual Machine Software
Container Infrastructure Software
Cloud System Software
Virtual Client Computing
Other Computing Software
Related Markets
Competitive Markets
Not Necessarily Mutually Exclusive
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