IDC Tracker

Worldwide Semiannual Artificial Intelligence Tracker

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IDC's Worldwide Semiannual Artificial Intelligence Tracker® is a comprehensive global data tool that details vendor share and forecast information on all major artificial intelligence (AI) markets and geographies. This includes storage, server, software, and services wrapped around the delivery of AI solution deployment. The tracker is built on the strong foundation of IDC's vendor product and market modeling methodology coupled with its extensive network of worldwide and local expertise across the globe, ensuring that the market competition and opportunities are represented true to reality.

Technology Coverage


This tracker provides total market size and vendor share for the following technology areas. Measurement for this tracker is in value. IDC captures information for over 650 key vendors around the world.

Core Coverage

  • Software
  • Hardware
  • Services

Geographic Scope


  • Asia/Pacific (excluding Japan and PRC): Australia, Hong Kong, India, Korea, Singapore, and the rest of Asia/Pacific
  • Canada
  • Central and Eastern Europe: Russia and the rest of CEE
  • Japan
  • Latin America: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Peru, Venezuela, and the rest of Latin America
  • Middle East and Africa: Israel, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, and the rest of the Middle East and Africa
  • PRC
  • United States
  • Western Europe: France, Germany, Italy, Spain, the United Kingdom, and the rest of Western Europe

Data Deliverables


This tracker is delivered on a semiannual basis via a web-based interface for online querying and downloads. The following are the deliverables for this tracker. For a complete delivery schedule, please contact an IDC sales representative.

  • Historical data
  • Forecast data

Forecast Coverage


Forecasts for this tracker are projected for five years out in annual form. There will be two years of historical data provided. Forecasts are available at each core market for all of the countries previously listed.

Core Forecast Coverage

Market breakdown includes:

  • Server
  • Storage
  • AI software services (by three submarkets)
  • AI life-cycle software
  • Intelligent knowledge discovery software
  • AI CRM
  • AI ERM
  • Rest of AI apps
  • AI application development and deployment
  • AI system and service management software
  • AI storage software
  • Rest of AI system infrastructure software
  • IT services
  • Business services

Geographical breakdown includes the following nine regions:

  • Asia/Pacific (excluding Japan and PRC): Australia, Hong Kong, India, Korea, Singapore, and the rest of Asia/Pacific
  • Canada
  • Central and Eastern Europe: Russia and the rest of CEE
  • Japan
  • Latin America: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Peru, Venezuela, and the rest of Latin America
  • Middle East and Africa: Israel, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, and the rest of the Middle East and Africa
  • PRC
  • United States
  • Western Europe: France, Germany, Italy, Spain, the United Kingdom, and the rest of Western Europe
Wilvin Chee

Group Vice President, Worldwide Software and Services Trackers,

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Rasmus Andsbjerg

Associate Vice President, Public Cloud Services and Software Trackers

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Martin Nuska

Senior Research Analyst, Software, Czech Republic

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Lidice Fernandez

Group Vice President, Worldwide Enterprise Infrastructure Trackers and Americas Data & Analytics Team Lead

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Ritu Jyoti

Group Vice President, Worldwide Artificial Intelligence and Automation Research Practice Global AI Research Lead

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David Schubmehl

Research Vice President, Conversational Artificial Intelligence and Intelligent Knowledge Discovery

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Peter Rutten

Research Vice-President, Infrastructure Systems, Platforms and Technologies Group, Performance-Intensive Computing Solutions Global Research Lead

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Jennifer Hamel

Research Director, Analytics and Intelligent Automation Services

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