August 20, 2012 – Relational database management systems are expected to nearly double in market growth by 2016, driven by business intelligence demands and expanded adoption to tackle big data and unstructured information streams, according to a new report from IDC.

Last year, the RDBMS market hit $26 billion, up 15 percent from the previous year largely due to a surge in spending that was backlogged due to the economic downturn of the prior years. IDC slates the RDBMS market to notch a compound annual growth rate of 9.9 percent through 2016, when growth will hit $41.6 billion.

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