Who’s the top dog in the SaaS space? [infographic]

Software as a service (SaaS) has traditionally been the strongest and most valuable cloud computing market.

Figures from Gartner in November show this: SaaS was valued at $14.4bn (£9.57bn) by the end of 2012; infrastructure as a service (IaaS) was a $6.2bn (£4.12bn) global market; whilst platform as a service (PaaS) was forecast to hit $1.2bn (£754m).

With this in mind, Staff.com has published an infographic looking at the current SaaS ecosystem. The employment site has its own productivity tool, Time Doctor, which is built on SaaS.

According to Staff Salesforce.com, the “founder of the industry”, is still ranked as the number one SaaS company, with almost double the numbers of SAP ($2.27 bn, $1.14bn) and Oracle ($1bn) in positions two and three.

The graphic also looks at large acquisitions of SaaS companies, with billions of dollars at stake. Check it out below:

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12 Mar 2013, 12:27 p.m.

It would be interesting to also see a comparison of growth against product based companies, what % of product based vendors has changed due to cloud, what value of the traditional software market has been disrupted from on premise to cloud over this period and the valuations of cloud vs product based companies in terms of true today valuation and growth over the period. We are seeing a shift in many markets of dominating players being effected by newer cloud competitors or having to buy there way into the market to prevent cannibalisation of their existing revenue streams and customer base.

Ian Moyse