Western Europe Data Management and Integration Platform Market Shares, 2015
In 2015, the Western European market for analytic data management and integration platforms grew 12.1% to reach $3.4 billion. Against that backdrop, we have seen — and will continue to see — considerable variance in vendor performance, said Philip Carnelley, research director, Enterprise Software, IDC Europe. "Demand for software to help businesses compete and improve through new insight from data continues to increase. Organizations are investing to build up resources to deal with ever-increasing amounts of data, and to make that data usable and useful as widely as possible across the business. However, they are changing the ways they do this, making ever-more use of the cloud and increasingly using alternatives to the traditional relational data warehouse, such as Hadoop-based data lakes and NoSQL. Furthermore, platform proliferation, together with increasing velocity as well as volume and variety of data creation, is driving further demands on data integration software. New and better techniques will continue to drive investment in all these areas going forward."