Sonic ESB(R) has been ranked first worldwide in the Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) segment of Gartner Dataquest’s latest report on the worldwide application integration and middleware (AIM) market. The report, “Market Share: AIM and Portal Software, Worldwide, 2005,” published June 9, 2006, provides market share results for the AIM market in seven worldwide regions. Not only was Sonic ranked #1 in worldwide marketshare, but we also grew at a rate of 113% over the previous year.
Overall, the Gartner Dataquest report noted that the ESB market expanded more significantly in 2005 than any other AIM segment with 160.7 percent revenue growth.
According to the report, “The introduction of Web services and the resulting popularization of SOA caused a major upheaval in this market. Before 2002, integration backbones were largely proprietary, and many application developers were unknowledgeable about SOA and event-driven design. During 2002 through 2004, a new type of middleware, ESBs, came to market to exploit Web-services standards and the growing interest in SOA.”
If you’re a Gartner client, you should get the report and have a look.