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IBM Ranked Number One in Integration and Access Software Market Share


ARMONK, NY - 19 Nov 2008: IBM (NYSE: IBM) announced today it holds the number one position in worldwide revenue in the integration and information access market, according to a recent IDC report.

Data integration and access software bring together data from multiple sources, allowing it to be more effectively combined, presented, used and trusted for its quality and accuracy. The IDC report, Worldwide Data Integration and Access Software 2007 Vendor Shares: Shifting into "Real Time," indicates that the market grew by more than 20 percent to $2.8 billion in 2007, driven by increased interest in enterprise data integration as well as continued demand for data warehouses. According to the report, IBM retained its number one position in this market for the second year and experienced double-digit growth in 2007.

"We continue to see clients expand their investment in data integration and data quality," said Jim Welch, vice president, InfoSphere Software, IBM Software Group. "Organizations require trusted information that is accurate, complete, and actionable in order to make their business processes more effective. IBM is helping customers deliver trusted information in real time to the people, processes and applications that need it."

IBM's growth in this area is driven by the company's Information on Demand strategy, which is helping customers access and use information in real-time across their organizations. Other areas driving demand for integration software include SOA projects, grid architectures, master data management initiatives as well as enterprise-wide information management efforts. According to the study, IBM surpassed HP, Informatica, SAS, SAP and Oracle in numerous data integration and access software categories.

About IBM InfoSphere Software
InfoSphere software products provide all the capabilities needed for accelerating the delivery of trusted information for business optimization. InfoSphere software is comprised of industry leading warehousing, information integration and master data management products. Through InfoSphere software products, clients can achieve trusted business information by transforming, reconciling and maintaining information, and delivering it in real time to the people, processes and applications that need it. InfoSphere software provides for the end-to-end management and delivery of trusted business information to ensure competitive success. To learn more, visit http://www.ibm.com/infosphere.

IBM InfoSphere software is available worldwide through IBM and IBM Business Partners.

Contact(s) information

Holli Haswell
IBM Media Relations
Office: 512-590-8879
hhaswell@us.ibm.com

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1 Source: IDC, Worldwide Data Integration and Access Software 2007 Vendor Shares: Shifting into "Real Time," Doc # 214441, October 2008.