December 24, 2012 – Slow sales have hampered the growth of application development and deployment software this year. But hot market areas like relational database management systems and integration are expected to carry the industry sector to steady growth over the next few years, according to a new analysis from IDC.

IDC’s semi-annual software industry tracker pegged the application development and deployment market to finish 2012 at $80.6 billion, a 3.7 percent increase from last year’s total. Dampening the final tally for this year are shortfalls in anticipated sales, according to IDC.

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