Gregory PS: I found this very useful excerpt from IDC Report: Worldwide Business Analytics Software 2012-2016 Forecast and 2011 Vendor Shares
In this report IDC analyzes markets for business analytics software, business intelligence software, data warehouse platform software, and advanced analytics software.
Summary: For the past decade, IDC has defined the business analytics software market as the combination of the data warehouse (DW) platform software with performance management and analytic applications and business intelligence (BI) and analytic tools. In 2011 the business analytics market extended its post-2009 recovery with another stellar performance. In 2011, the market grew 14.1% and is now forecast to continue to grow at a 9.8% compound annual growth rate (CAGR) through 2016. Key observations about the business analytics software market include:
- The media attention on Big Data has put broader business analytics on the agenda of more senior executives.
- New business analytics software options based on nonrelational data management technology are forcing all vendors to accelerate R&D efforts and acquisitions focused on new tools and applications and the integration of new and existing technologies.
- The mass market demand for business analytics solutions is exposing the previously minor issue of the shortage of highly skilled IT and analytics staff.
- Recent acquisitions by large business analytics vendors will require these vendors to execute go-to-market strategies that depend on ever finer segmentation of target audiences by industry, region, and organization size. This unchartered territory for most large vendors will create execution challenges for some vendors and will provide a competitive advantage to those vendors with effective partner ecosystems.
This chart shows the vendor revenue in 2011 vs growth 2010-2011
Oracle has the largest revenue and also the largest growth.
Data Mining and Advanced Analytics Software are covered in the following table:
and the following chart shows the advanced analytics vendor revenue vs growth
SAS has the largest share, but IBM has the highest growth, fueled in part by acquisitions.