IBISWorld’s Procurement Research Reports cover thousands of indirect purchasing lines. Our data and analysis help you strategically engage and negotiate with suppliers and give you the credibility to work with internal stakeholders and executives. IBISWorld’s Database Management Systems procurement research provides price trends and forecasts, supplier benchmarks and negotiation questions all intended to give your company leverage during the sourcing process.
doneBenchmark Price
doneRFP/RFQ/Negotiation Questions
done3 Year Price Forecast
doneSupply Chain Analysis
doneSupplier Intelligence
doneSample Buyer Decision Scorecard

Database Management Systems - Recent Price Trend

During the past three years, the average price of DBMSs has been trending upward at an average annual rate of 1.1%, bringing the average cost of DBMSs to $1,885 per core in 2017. The growing complexity of database management has driven price growth during the period as suppliers have continued to invest in R&D to develop DBMSs with increased functionality. As suppliers’ R&D expenses rise, they...


Database Management Systems - Total Cost of Ownership

The total cost of ownership for DBMSs is moderate due to potential installation, maintenance and hardware costs. Depending on the scale of the DBMSs required, physical hardware and servers may need to be installed by professionals. Fortunately for buyers, major companies often bundle their software with hardware, such as Oracle’s Exadata machines or IBM’s Blade servers.Also, certain systems may...


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About this Report

This report is intended to help buyers of database management systems (DBMSs). Key buyers of DBMSs include technology firms, professional service firms, retailers and manufacturers.  Suppliers in this market include software publishers and large IT companies. DBMSs suppliers are responsible for developing and distributing database management, storage and remote backup software systems. Suppliers also develop middleware, which acts as an intermediary between databases and business analytics software. Operators may also assist in the installation and maintenance of these software systems. This report does not include data processing and hosting services.  

Table of Contents

At a Glance

Executive Summary

Price Environment
 Price Fundamentals
  Benchmark Price
  Pricing Model
 Price Drivers
 Input Cost Drivers
 External Demand Drivers
 Recent Price Trend
 Price Forecast

Product Characteristics
 Product Life Cycle
 Total Cost of Ownership
 Product Specialization
 Related Goods
 Subsitute Goods
 Quality Control
Supply Chain & Vendors
 Supply Chain Dynamics
  Supply Chain Risk
  Geographic Locations
 Competitive Environment
  Market Share Concentration
  Vendor Company Types
 Market Profitability
 Switching Cost

Purchasing Process
 Buying Basics
 Buying Lead Time
  Selection Process
  Buying-Decision Scorecard
 Key RFP Elements

Negotiation Questions

Buyer Power Score Components

Jargon & Glossary

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