Database market size worldwide 2012-2017

The database market is forecast to reach a global market size of 50 billion U.S. dollars in 2017, a big increase since hitting the 32-billion-dollar mark in 2012. While the database market as a whole is expanding, the market for commercial databases is seeing the opposite effect, with market size forecast to continually decrease in the coming years.

Database market

The database market consists of paid database software such as Oracle and Microsoft SQL Server, as well as free, open-source software options like PostgreSQL and MongolDB. Database Management Systems (DBMSs) provide a platform through which developers can organize, update, and control large databases, with products like Oracle, MySQL, and Microsoft SQL Server being the most widely used in the market.

Database management software

Knowledge of the programming languages related to these databases is becoming an increasingly important asset for software developers around the world, and database management skills such as MongoDB and Elasticsearch are seen as highly desirable. In addition to providing developers with the tools needed to operate databases, DBMS are also integral to the way that consumers access information through applications, which further illustrates the importance of the software.

Size of the database market worldwide from 2012 to 2017

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Release date

April 2015

Region

Worldwide

Survey time period

2015

Supplementary notes

* Forecast

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