IDC predicts strong information and data management growth across Asia-Pacific

Information and Data Management Software shows resilience in 2009 despite the economic downturn

Asia Pacific excluding Japan information management and database management systems software market forecast

Asia Pacific excluding Japan information management and database management systems software market forecast

IDC is projecting Asia-Pacific growth in Information and Data Management Software (IDMS) in 2010 with the market resilience in 2009 despite the economic downturn.

The analyst’s semi-annual information management and analytics software tracker shows the region (excluding Japan) returned to positive half-on-half growth in the first half of 2009, reaching a market value of $US1,056.8 million.

The result was better than expected, although many organisations are still struggling to obtain dependable data efficiently for regulatory reporting or to support fact-based decision-making, said the research manager of IDC’s Asia Pacific information management and analytics, domain research group, Sharon Tan.

“The root of the problem is often data quality. Organisations' information systems are churning out massive volumes of data and often, vital pieces of information sits in multiple places.”

Tan expects demand for software that can help ensure data consistency and quality will grow strongly in the coming 12 months.

The supply and demand model for relational database management systems (RDBMS) software in China has changed due to server market competition and the increasingly 'commoditised' nature of the product. Organisations are beginning to adopt a centralised procurement process, gaining bargaining power and removing some aggressive vendors from the short list.

The IDMS market consists of RDBMS, data integration and Aaccess software, non-relational DBMS, and database development and management tools markets.

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