BEA Systems, Inc. announced it has for the second year in a row grown more than 100 percent year over year in the worldwide integration server software platform (ISSP) market, as measured by worldwide license and maintenance revenue, according to IDC's Worldwide and North American Integration Server Software Platform 2003 Vendor Analysis: Geography and Platform Affect Market Dynamics, [May 2004]. Leveraging its strengths in service-oriented architecture (SOA), BEA "grew its ISSP market share dramatically" according to the report, and jumped two spots in the annual IDC integration server software rankings, tying for third place in terms of market-share percentage with 8%. Additionally, BEA has a leadership position in terms of supplying Unix-based ISSP products in North America according to the report. Both positions further cement BEA's standing among the leaders in integration server software.

The results reported follow on the heels of a successful year for BEA in integration. For the FY04 fiscal year, integration license revenue grew to more than $100 million, and BEA doubled its number of integration customers. With strong company momentum and numerous product awards, BEA is well positioned for its integration business to continue to flourish.

"CIOs are investing in technology that can help them drive complexity out of their IT environments and move toward enabling a service-driven enterprise," said Chet Kapoor, vice president and general manager, Integration Group, BEA Systems. "The BEA WebLogic Enterprise Platform can help CIOs accomplish these goals. By making core business processes more efficient, enabling real-time access to corporate assets, and helping IT departments rapidly adapt to changes within the business, BEA can provide a unified integration platform that can reduce the cost and complexity of automating business processes and allow businesses to more efficiently connect users, applications and systems."

"Integration today is still a highly-fragmented, under-penetrated market," continues Kapoor. "By delivering a SOA-driven, standards-based group of products and an easier to use development environment, we can help reduce complexity and improve penetration in this market. BEA has invested heavily in integration during the past three years; today we are reaping the benefits of these investments, and widening the functionality and technology gap between ourselves and the pure-play integration vendors in the process."

The IDC report analyzing the worldwide and North American market for integration server software platforms is based on the IDC Software Market Forecaster Database. For the methodology and taxonomy behind the IDC Software Market Forecaster Database, which covers over 85 functional software markets worldwide by multiple operating environment and geographic dimensions, see the IDC Software Taxonomy, [IDC # 30838, February 2004]. For more information on the IDC Software Market Forecaster Database, please visit

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