This IDC study forecasts the size and growth rate of the Western European integration and process automation middleware software market for the period of 2012–2016. Historical information going back to 2009 is provided for comparison. The study also segments the integration and process automation middleware software market by five functional markets and by Western European countries.
"IDC believes that, over the next five years, the integrations and process automation middleware software market in Western Europe will experience a solid but gradual recovery after the significant decline in growth between 2010 and 2011. IDC estimates that the market will experience a CAGR of 6.0% from 2012 to 2016 seeing growth from $3.2 billion in 2011 to $4.3 billion in 2016," said Spencer Izard, research manager, IDC European Middleware and Systems Management Software. "The functional markets with the best growth prospects are enterprise service bus and connectivity middleware and process automation middleware."