This IDC study provides a detailed description of IDC's software market taxonomy. For 2020, the taxonomy includes 83 individual functional markets grouped within a hierarchy of 19 secondary markets, which in turn aggregate into three primary segments: applications, application development and deployment, and systems infrastructure software. Each of the functional markets is described, with a sample list of representative software vendors in that market.
"IDC's software market taxonomy represents a comprehensive view of the worldwide software marketplace," said Scott Lundstrom, GVP/GM, Software, Health, Public Sector at IDC. "It continues to be the premier source for defining and categorizing commercial software and the basis for IDC market sizing and forecast data products such as trackers and spending guides."
Advertising Software , Application Integration and Event-Driven Automation Software , Artificial Intelligence Software Platforms , Artificial Intelligence Strategies and Solutions , Asia/Pacific Artificial Intelligence and Data Analytics Strategies , Asia/Pacific DevOps, Developers and Platform Strategies , Business Analytics and Decisioning Solutions , Customer Care and CRM , Cybersecurity Analytics, Intelligence, Response and Orchestration , Data as a Service , Data Integration and Intelligence Software , Data Management Software , Digital Business Models and Monetization , Digital Commerce , Digital Experience Management Software , Endpoint Security , Enterprise Applications , Enterprise Content Strategies , Enterprise Mobility: Workspace Platforms and Security , Enterprise Private Cloud , Enterprise System Management Software , European Artificial Intelligence Strategies , European Enterprise Applications , European Intelligent Application Services , European Intelligent Big Data and Analytics , Executive Information , HR, Talent and Learning Strategies and Services , Identity and Digital Trust Software , Intelligent CloudOps Markets and Opportunities , Internet of Things Ecosystem and Trends , Internet of Things: Platforms and Analytics , IT Service Management and Client Virtualization Software , Legal, Risk and Compliance Solutions , Marketing and Sales Solutions , Multicloud Data Management and Protection , Network Security Products and Strategies , SaaS and Cloud Software , Social, Communities, and Collaboration , Software Channels and Ecosystems , Software-Defined Compute: Virtualization, Cloud, and Container Platforms , Storage and Computing Infrastructure Software Platforms , Strategic Alliances , Worldwide Semiannual Artificial Intelligence Tracker , Worldwide Semiannual Public Cloud Services Tracker , Worldwide Semiannual Software Tracker , Worldwide Semiannual Software Tracker: Tracker Query Tool: Demo
Advertising software, Analytic applications, Application and user session virtualization, Application development software, Application server middleware, Archiving software, Automated software quality, Availability and clustering software, Cloud system software, Cognitive/artificial intelligence, Collaborative applications, Content management, Customer relationship management applications, Data access, analysis and delivery, Data protection and recovery software, Data warehouse platform software, DevOps, Engineering applications, Enterprise asset management, Enterprise social software, File system software, Financial resource management, Governance, risk and compliance infrastructure, Human capital management, Identity and access management, Integration and process automation middleware, Managed file transfer software, Non-relational database management systems, Operating systems and subsystems, Operations and manufacturing applications, Order management, Procurement, Project and portfolio management, Relational database management systems, Secure content and threat management, Security and vulnerability management software, Software configuration management, Storage management software, Structured data management software, Supply chain management applications, System and network management software, Virtual machine software