Computer Business Review

Oracle is king of integrated platform

Byomakesh Biswal

12:07, July 7 2014

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Revenue of $369m from a total $769.6m generated during Q1 2014.

Oracle has topped in the integrated platforms market with a market share of almost half (48%) which is about four times of the other two leading vendors, IBM and HP.

According a report from IDC, IBM had a market share of 9.7% while HP had a market share of 2% while other vendors had the remaining 40% share.

As the largest supplier of Integrated Platform systems, Oracle generated revenue of $369m of the total $769.6m generated, growing 24.3% compared to $296.8m generated in Q1 2013.

According to the report the worldwide integrated infrastructure and platforms market grew 38.5% year over year to $1.95bn during the first quarter.

Vendors shipped 653.8 petabytes of new storage capacity, which was up 72.3% compared to the same period a year ago.

IDC Enterprise Servers research director Jed Scaramella said, "As the market moves to the 3rd Platform, IT customers are seeking to leverage cloud, social, mobile, and big data in their businesses.

"Transforming an IT environment requires a new approach to systems," Scaramella said.

"Many customers see the convergence of server, storage, and networking in Integrated Systems as a means to deliver IT efficiency and agility."

The analysts believe that in the near terms, more workload-optimised systems are expected to hit the market.

IDC Storage research director Eric Sheppard said, "Once again we witnessed an increasing number of organizations around the world leveraging integrated systems to address longstanding data centre infrastructure inefficiencies."

"As such, this market remains one of the fastest growing segments of the overall infrastructure market," Sheppard said.

Sales of integrated infrastructure on the other hand grew 69.4% year over year, generating nearly $1.2bn sales.

FlexPod by Cisco/NetApp was the leading supplier of Integrated Infrastructure during the quarter, generating revenues of $268.4m with a market share of 22.7%.

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