Gartner Inc., a Stamford-based information technology and research firm, named IBM Corp. the overall marketshare leader in the application infrastructure and middleware software market.
The Armonk-based company was the leading software vendor with 30.9 percent marketshare, nearly double that of its closest competitor. The worldwide application infrastructure and middleware software market grew 5 percent to $20 billion, according to Gartner.
IBM is growing in the initiatives that serve as key underpinnings to its higher value growth initiatives including Smarter Planet, Big Data, Security, Mobility and Cloud.
The company was named the number one vendor in Business Process Management Suite (BPMS) software with 28.6 percent share; almost triple that of its closest competitor. BPMS software enables companies to develop and implement processes that help integrate their business operations and data to be more agile and grow.
IBM continues to be number one in other growing and key areas including Security Information and Event Management, Data Integration Tools, Enterprise Content Management, Enterprise Asset Management and IT Operational Management according to the survey.