Industry reboot: Major players will continue to aggressively acquire smaller operators

The Database, Storage and Backup Software Publishing industry performed well over the five years to 2017, due to rising corporate profit and private investment in computers and software. As customers are becoming more aware of the benefits of industry products (such as a database), and these benefits are compounded by low interest rates (which contribute to higher capital spending), the industry is expected to grow. Companies are increasingly collecting, storing and analyzing vast amounts of data to identify market trends and key customer segments, and make strategic decisions. Companies can use analyses to increase sales. Over the five years to 2022, the industry will continue its trend of strong growth, albeit at a slower rate than over the five years to 2017...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$42bn
Annual Growth 12-17
4.1%
Forecast Growth 17-22
Profit
Employment
97,031
Businesses
2,016
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Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Large, industry-dominating players are anticipated to continue acquisition activity
  • Major players in the industry consider acquisitions a primary method of growth
  • Database software and complementary tools will be adopted by smaller businesses
  • Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

    Barriers to entry in this industry are moderate. There are no formal prohibitions preventing the adoption of one database software system over another, but the inertia of widespread use is a barrier to success. Database software is a category of software in which compatibility, standards and usability are all extremely important. It is very unlikely for an incumbent software vendor to lose large existing customers, largely due to path dependence and a customer’s existing investment in a particular software system.The highest barrier to entry in this industry is finding people to hire. Dat...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Database, Storage & Backup Software Publishing Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Database, Storage & Backup Software Publishing Industry are

  • Quick technology adoption
  • Adapting services to suit different needs
  • Products have low total cost of ownership
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Private investment in computers and software and Prime rate in the Database, Storage & Backup Software Publishing industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Database, Storage & Backup Software Publishing Industry?

    Operators in this industry develop and distribute database management, storage and remote-backup software systems. Operators may also assist in the installation and maintenance of these software systems. This industry also includes the development of middleware, which acts as an intermediary between databases and business analytics software. The industry does not include hardware manufacturing, operating system publishing or business analytics software publishing.

    Industry Products
  • Middleware software
  • Database, storage and backup software
  • Technical support services
  • Industry Activities
  • Database management system (DBMS) software development
  • Storage area network (SAN) software development
  • Distributed database management system (DDBMS) software development
  • Remote backup software development
  • Data warehousing software development
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Private investment in computers and software
  • Prime rate
  • Corporate profit
  • Internet traffic volume
  • Government consumption and investment

  • Current Performance
  • Demand drivers
  • Industry trends
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Small-business adoption
  • Industry trends
  • Table: Database, Storage & Backup Software Publishing Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Database, Storage & Backup Software Publishing Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Internet Publishing and Broadcasting
  • Search Engines

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Computer Manufacturing
  • Operating Systems & Productivity Software Publishing

  • Products & Services
  • Middleware software
  • Database, storage and backup software
  • Technical support services
  • Chart: Database, Storage & Backup Software Publishing Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Consumer product sector
  • Energy and natural resources sector
  • Manufacturing sector
  • Services sector
  • Government agencies
  • Financial services sector
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Database, Storage & Backup Software Publishing Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
    ProfitWages and depreciationPurchasesMarketingOther
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Database, Storage & Backup Software Publishing

  • Basis of Competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Database, Storage & Backup Software Publishing Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Microsoft CorporationOracle Corp.International Business Machines Corp.EMC Corporation
  • Table: Microsoft Corporation - financial performance
  • Table: Oracle Corp. - financial performance
  • Table: International Business Machines Corp. - financial performance
  • Table: EMC Corporation - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Database, Storage & Backup Software Publishing Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Database, Storage & Backup Software Publishing Industry
    Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Private Investment in Computers and Software (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Table: Industry Financial Ratios
    Cloud Computing
  • The delivery of computing as a service rather than a product, whereby shared resources, software and information are provided to computers and other devices as a utility over the internet.
  • Data Warehouse Appliance
  • A product that combines hardware, an operating system (OS) and a DBMS in a prepackaged solution.
  • Database Management System (Dbms)
  • A type of software that helps integrate and organize a collection of data records. Users and other software programs can access and store data with the DBMS using a query language.
  • Open-Source Software
  • A computer software that is available in source code form, allowing users to freely study, change, improve and, at times, distribute the software.
  • Structured Query Language (Sql)
  • The most widely used database language, with variations used in most database management systems (DBMS).
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