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Worldwide Semiannual Public Cloud Services Tracker

IDC's Worldwide Semiannual Public Cloud Services Tracker® monitors the evolving and shifting competitive dynamics of the public cloud services market. It tracks and measures the individual public cloud services providers' historical business performance and forecasts five years into the future — across 53 geographies and up to 80 discrete market segments. This extensive coverage of vendor share information enables both global and local players to benchmark themselves in terms of business growth and market penetration. Software vendors, systems integrators, value-added resellers, distributors, investors, and other users will be able to keep track of the market performance of main competitors such as salesforce.com, Oracle, Google, Microsoft, and Amazon.com as well as identify newcomers to the market and measure the impact and potential of those new players on the competitive landscape.

Technology Coverage


This tracker provides total market size and vendor share of up to 80 discrete market segments. Measurement for this tracker is revenue. The section that follows lists secondary markets that group up to 80 discrete markets.

Core Coverage

  • Product group: Cloud software and cloud infrastructure
  • Product category: PaaS, SaaS, and IaaS
  • Secondary markets:
  • Analytics and artificial intelligence software
  • Application development software
  • Application platforms
  • Basic storage (IaaS)
  • Collaborative applications
  • Content workflow and management applications
  • Customer relationship management (CRM) applications
  • Data management software
  • Endpoint management
  • Engineering applications
  • Enterprise resource management (ERM) applications
  • Integration and orchestration middleware
  • Network (IaaS)
  • Production applications
  • Physical and virtual computing software
  • Security software
  • Server (IaaS)
  • Software quality and life-cycle tools
  • Storage software
  • Supply chain management (SCM) applications
  • System and service management software

Geographic Scope


  • Asia/Pacific excluding Japan (12): Australia, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Korea, Malaysia, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam, and rest of Asia/Pacific
  • Canada
  • Central and Eastern Europe (5): Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Russia, and rest of CEE
  • Japan
  • Latin America (7): Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Peru, Venezuela, and rest of Latin America
  • Middle East and Africa (5): Israel, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, and rest of Middle East and Africa
  • PRC
  • United States
  • Western Europe (16): Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom

Data Deliverables


This tracker is delivered on a semiannual basis via a web-based interface for online querying and downloads. The following are the deliverables for this tracker. For a complete delivery schedule, please contact an IDC sales representative.

  • Half-year vendor shares by market by geography
  • Annual five-year forecasts by market by geography

Forecast Coverage


Forecasts for this tracker are updated semiannually and include five years of annual forecasts. Forecasts are available at the worldwide, regional, and country levels. Details of the forecasts included in this tracker are as follows.

Core Forecast Coverage

  • Markets (previously listed)
  • Regions
  • Countries