XML Processing and Wirespeed MessagingMarket Opportunities, Strategies, and Forecasts, 2003 to 2008

Report # SH29821297 | 445+ Pages | 160+ Tables and Figures | 2003

XML Processing and Wirespeed Messaging Market Assessment

Wirespeed XML Processing
XML Processing, Web Services Security, Development Tools, Management, and Application
Router Market Share and Market Forecasts
Wirespeed XML Processing
XML Acceleration
XML Decoupling
Web Services Management
XML Compression
Database XML Storage
XML Security
Distributed Computing Environments
XML Services Management
XML Wirespeed Messaging Product Positioning
XML Processing
OASIS Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML)
Web Services Access Control Technologies

XML Processing and Wirespeed Messaging
Market Opportunities, Strategies, and Forecasts, 2003 to 2008

XML Processing Markets

What the profiled XML and wirespeed message processing markets have in common is the optimization of application processing. What were previously layer 7 application processing tasks become layer 1 network processing tasks. As part of the optimization process, the application functionality is moved from layer 7 to the network layer, to layer 1 or layer 2. Hardware runs faster than software. Compression and XML optimization work better than open systems processing.  

XML Processing Market Size

Markets at $86 million in 2002 are expected to reach $2 billion by 2008. The strong growth is a result of the economies of scale brought by the network systems that implement savings of a factor of ten to fifty over processor and layer e application processing costs. This shift in the applications markets is looked at from a number of perspectives, but particularly from the Web services perspective, from the impact that XML has on servers and processing. Application processing is that which performs workflow, analysis, business process implementation, and transaction management. XML processing can be moved from the application layer to the network layer, which means the XML processing can be optimized in a manner that is not possible at the application layer.

EAI application integration has been performed at the application layer. Some of that processing is moving to the network layer in the form of application routing. The routing of EAI modules means that the components are smaller, that the integration process is shifted to one that means solving integration problems by gluing together groups of discrete functions that implement simple business processes.

Wirespeed messaging is used to achieve speed, flexibility and scalability for secure mission critical transaction processing. Advanced technology implements next-generation architecture.

Gateways are used to develop and deploy open, standardized, enhanced services across multiple networks. Vendor specific APIs have been a significant factor in a range of industries. The remarkable capabilities of WebSphere MQSeries are related to the fact that the APIs support cross platform, cross operating system functionality. The cross operating system functionality for APIs have be useful because the messaging is separate from application logic. Framework services are provided based on making the data independent of the transport means.

Integration of multiple physical network technologies is achieved with wirespeed messaging. Modules are used to introduce features and services.

XML Processing and EAI Application Routing

XML processing and application routing have a range of market segments that are loosely connected by the need to optimize transaction transport at the wirespeed layer of the network. By doing discrete tasks at the network wirespeed layer, systems can be optimized to perform a particular task.

Optimization of XML processing is a fundamental aspect of offloading specific processing tasks from general-purpose application servers. The network management and security tasks are central to network efficiency. Moving XML processing from the application servers to network devices is a major market innovation.

XML compression packages are needed to permit movement of large volumes of XML information across the network. XML markup tends to inflate file sizes relative to application-specific, text or binary formats. Routing, caching and security services in the context of compression algorithm delivery represent the next generation of e-business XML optimization. Companies are deploying XML as the engine for Web services. XML is central to efforts to use Web services to save writing and developing new applications. Web services permit companies to gain flexibility and interoperability from their applications. For Web services to work well, they need to be secure, available and scalable. Therefore, they need to be managed well. When Web services are mission critical, they need to be managed. Unicode strings are a key part of the XML standard. The ability to handle multiple character sets is central to systems. This Unicode capability is driving the adoption of systems worldwide.

XML acceleration and compression systems depend on an integration infrastructure stack. Decoupling complex XML processing tasks from the application infrastructure permits the implementation of simpler, modular solutions that can be linked at a higher level of end point processing. Decoupling supports simpler transport signaling. XSL transformation (XSLT) and XML/Web services security can be managed separately.  

Market Share Leaders

Sarvega and DataPower are leaders in intelligent XML-aware network infrastructure. IBM is a leader in Web services development tools. Cast Iron XML hardware application router solution simplifies business integration. The Cast Iron application router is the mind share leader in improving the cost and ease of connecting business applications with different protocols and data formats. Actional is the Web services management market-share leader. Kabira is the market share leader in wirespeed messaging.

IBM, WebMethods, and Iona are among the web services market leaders. Altova XMLSPY is the leading XML development tool set with over 90% market share for XML editors. Westbridge is a market leader in XML security.

Companies Profiled
Intelligent XML
DataPower Technology
Application Router
Cast Iron Systems
Web Services Development Tools
IBM Corporation
Web Service Management
Wirespeed Messaging
Kabira Technologies
Web Service Leaders
IBM Corporation
XML Development Tool Set - XML Editors
XML Security
Westbridge Technology
Blue Titan
BMC Software
Candle Corporation
eXcelon Corporation
Fiorano Software
Flemenco Networks
Forum Systems
Grand Central Communications
Intelligent Compression Technologies (ICT)
See Beyond
Service Integrity
Software AG
Sona Innovations
Talking Blocks
XML Global Technologies

Report Methodology

This is the one-hundred sixty ninth report in a series of market research reports that provide forecasts in communications, telecommunications, the internet, computer, software, and telephone equipment. The project leaders take direct responsibility for writing and preparing each report. They have significant experience preparing industry studies. Forecasts are based on primary research and proprietary data bases. Forecasts reflect analysis of the market trends in the segment and related segments. Unit and dollar shipments are analyzed through consideration of dollar volume of each market participation in the segment. Market share analysis includes conversations with key customers of products, industry segment leaders, marketing directors, distributors, leading market participants, and companies seeking to develop measurable market share. Over 200 in-depth interviews are conducted for each report with a broad range of key participants and opinion leaders in the market segment.

About the Company

WinterGreen Research, founded in 1985, provides strategic market assessments in telecommunications, communications equipment, health care, and advanced computer technology. Industry reports focus on opportunities that will expand existing markets or develop major new markets. The reports assess new product and service positioning strategies, new and evolving technologies, and technological impact on products, services, and markets. Market shares are provided. Leading market participants are profiled, and their marketing strategies, acquisitions, and strategic alliances are discussed. The principals of WinterGreen Research have been involved in analysis and forecasting of international business opportunities in telecommunications and advanced computer technology markets for over 30 years.

About the Principal Authors

Ellen T. Curtiss, Technical Director, co-founder of WinterGreen Research, conducts strategic and market assessments in technology-based industries. Previously she was a member of the staff of Arthur D. Little, Inc., for 23 years, most recently as Vice President of Arthur D. Little Decision Resources, specializing in strategic planning and market development services. She is a graduate of Boston University and the Program for Management Development at Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration. She is the author of recent studies on worldwide telecommunications markets and the Top Ten Telecommunications market analysis and forecasts.

Susan Eustis, President, co-founder of WinterGreen Research, has done research in communications and computer markets and applications. She holds several patents in microcomputing and parallel processing. She is the author of recent studies of the Regional Bell Operating Companies' marketing strategies, Internet equipment, a study of Internet Equipment, Worldwide Telecommunications Equipment, Top Ten Telecommunications, Digital Loop Carrier, Web Hosting, and Application Integration markets. Ms. Eustis is a graduate of Barnard College.

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