Compuware Leads in Mainframe Testing Market
Compuware holds the top spot in the mainframe testing tools market, with a 54.4 percent share of the market in 2008, according to market research firm Gartner.Compuware holds the top spot in the mainframe testing tools market, with a 54.4 percent share of the market in 2008, according to market research firm Gartner. Gartner's Dataquest report, "Market Share: Application Development Software, Worldwide, 2008," indicates that Compuware took the top position in the mainframe testing market with year-over-year growth rate with 5.4 percent growth, with the nearest competitor growing at 0.9 percent. And although Compuware held 54.4 percent of the market, its closest competitor only has a 22.1 percent market share.
"Casual observers may intuitively believe and flippantly claim that the mainframe is a market in decline," said Mike Chuba, a vice president at Gartner. "The facts say that there are an estimated 14 million mainframe MIPS installed worldwide, and this installed base continues to grow at a long-term rate of 15 percent per year. Mainframe use isn't just a function of legacy applications from 30 years ago."