This IDC study provides an estimate of the size of the search and discovery software market in 2011 and a forecast for the growth of the market through 2016.
"The search and discovery software market grew at 8.8% in 2011, which was 3.2% better than IDC's previous-year forecast, resulting in an overall software license revenue total of $2.5 billion for the calendar year. The market growth rate in 2011 has recovered from its dramatic decline during the recession-impacted spending climate of 2009-2010, when the growth rate itself dropped from just under 20% to approximately 6%," says David Schubmehl, research manager, Search and Discovery Technologies. "We expect overall market growth to continue in the mid-single-digit range through 2016. From a growth rate as well as a go-to-market perspective, the market will be split into two segments: a slow- or no-growth segment consisting primarily of traditional enterprise search offerings and a new high-growth segment consisting of unified information access platforms and the InfoApps (information applications) built on them that are focused on particular business domains."
Search and Discovery Software Market Definition
The Search and Discovery Software Market in 2011
Forecast and Assumptions
Search and Discovery Software Forecast, 2012-2016
By Geographic Region
By Operating Environment
Historical Market Values and Exchange Rates