IDC divides this market into two sectors. Integrated platforms, according to its definition, are sysems sold with pre-integrated packaged software and system engineering optimised for a limited set of tasks.
Integrated infrastructure are for general purpose workloads.
So, for the platform market, the number three players are Oracle, IBM and a tie between Hitachi and HP. However, Oracle is by far the biggest player, with a 51.9 percent market share in the quarter.
For integrated infrastructure, VCE was number one with 24.1 percent market share, followed by Cisco/Netapp (22.6%) and HP (17.8%).
Kevin Permenter, a senior analyst at IDC, described the integrated systems market as “highly competitive landscape”. The major players, he added, have reorganised themselves to win business in the datacentre infrastructure marker.