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Subject: Data Conversion Market Size
Category: Business and Money
Asked by: bill4310-ga
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Posted: 20 Mar 2006 07:58 PST
Expires: 19 Apr 2006 08:58 PDT
Question ID: 709567
What size is the data conversion industry?  I would like a couple of
different figures.  One could be general over-all figure covering
conversion from any database, file or platform to any other.  However,
I would be especially interested in a second category: a single figure
for conversions from one database like Microsoft SQL Server or Oracle
to another, including conversions among competing products like
various accounting system or from one CRM system (like Siebel) to
another (like  Please cite the source or sources.
Subject: Re: Data Conversion Market Size
Answered By: belindalevez-ga on 17 Apr 2006 05:58 PDT
< Data conversion ? market size.

According to IDC the data distribution, migration and repurposing
market (DDMR) grew 11.3% to reach $1.03 billion in 2001. By 2006 they
expect the market to reach $2.2 billion driving by demands for data
mining, business intelligence, disaster recovery, regulatory
compliance and the need to replace aging storage systems.

A study conducted by IDC found 300,000 TB of storage purchased in 2002
will be coming off lease and out of warranty this year. Since the cost
of storage has dropped steadily since 2002, companies will lease new
storage rather than begin paying high maintenance fees for obsolete
storage no longer under warranty. By 2010, organisations will need to
lease 2300 TB of new storage in order to replace storage that is
expected to be purchased in 2007, according to the IDC study. All of
that data needs to be migrated to the new storage.

Softek surveyed 200 IT managers across Europe. Factors driving the
demand for data migration were:
Storage replacement ? 21%
Consolidation ? 17%
Server replacement ? 16%
Relocation ? 10%
Maintenace ? 10%
Workload balancing/performance ? 11%
End of stroage lease ? 19%

Soure: SNS Europe.

Nucleus Research conducted a survey on the users of,
and the results showed that 38 percent of the users were planning or
considering a move to another CRM vendor.
Source: iRadeon targets CRM vendor market share. CRM
Blog. August 2005. 

SalesForce has 399,000 CRM users.

38% of 399,000 gives 151,620 users that could switch.

SalesForce?s revenue is expected to reach $170 million in 2005. 
Source : big bet on services. has lost 44,902 customers in the last four consecutive quarters. 
Source: Nucleas Research 2005.

Oracle migration opportunity is $1.1 billion over the next three years.
IDC estimates 115,000 oracle databases will migrate over this period of time.
Over 25% of oracle?s installed base is running oracle 8i or earlier on
Sollaris (225,000 server units).

This report looks at server migration activities. 

Migration projects are often initiated by external technological
events. Other factors incude simplifying system management, improving
availability and reducing cost of ownership.
Figure 1 shows the degree of server migration impact by operating
system. The greatest level of migration is from Unix followed by
Netware then Windows. Many organisations are moving toward Linux and
Windows environments. A number of Unix migrations involve moving to
other Unix platforms. According to IDC the Unix-to-Unix migrations
will remain a significant opportunity for several years.
Source: Market analysis. Server Migration 2004: Understanding platform
and workload impacts. Matthew Eastwood. Jessica Yang.

A survey by the Yankee Group found that 17% of users are very likely 
and 30 percent are somewhat likely to replace PeopleSoft CRM.
Source: PeopleSoft Users on the Fence: Report by Michael Singer. February 28, 2005.

For 66 percent of enterprise IT managers, data loss or corruption is
their greatest fear when migrating data. Some 73 percent want a
risk-free way to migrate data to avoid vendor lock-in. over one third
(39 percent) of IT managers have avoided taking on a data migration
project specifically because of the perceived risks involved.  Survey
shows data migration feared. By Chris Mellor. March 20, 2006. Tech

According the The Data Warehousing Institute, data quality problems
cost businesses $600 billion a year. Source: Informatica.>

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<"data conversion market" billion>

<"data migration" billion>

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<Hope this helps.>

Request for Answer Clarification by bill4310-ga on 24 Apr 2006 11:35 PDT
I'm really primarily interested in the market size for migration from
one database management system to another - not so much the more
general question of moving from one storage platform to another or
just upgrading to the next version of a software system.  My
references to specific CRM platforms was not so much to refer to them
specifically as to use them to illustrate the kind of database
management conversions that are of primary interest.

Clarification of Answer by belindalevez-ga on 25 Apr 2006 01:19 PDT
<According to a report by Walker Infromation, only 52% of CRM
customers stated that they wanted to continue the relationship with
their CRM vendors. High risk customers accounted for 25%. 21% of CRM
customers feel they are trapped. Among the CRM software providers
examined, Microsoft came out the only winner have earned the loyalty
leader distinction in the US. Sixty-three percent of its US customers
are truly loyal. By comparison, SAP only had 48% of its customers
deemed truly loyal.

By 2006, the global CRM services market will be worth $47 billion. In
the United States the CRM services market will reach $18 billion. In
contrast the CRM software market is expected to remain relatively
flat. Source: Dataquest.

CRM implementation services account for 25% of the market. Source: IDC.

Based on these figures the market for converting from one CRM system
to another is an estimated $2.94 billion globally and $1.13 billion in
the US.>

<Hope this helps.>
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