The global data processing unit (DPU) market size was valued at $553.96 million in 2021, and is projected to reach $5.5 billion by 2031, growing at a CAGR of 26.9% from 2022 to 2031.
Data processing units, also referred to as DPUs, are advanced, reprogrammable, high-performance processors combined with modern network interfaces that are optimized to perform and accelerate network and storage functions carried out by data center servers. DPUs allow servers to offload network and storage functions from the central processing unit (CPU) to the DPU, allowing the CPU to focus only on running the operating systems and system applications. DPUs often use a reprogrammable FPGA combined with a network interface card to accelerate network traffic the same way that GPUs are being used to accelerate artificial intelligence (AI) applications by offloading mathematical operations from the CPU to the GPU. In the past, GPUs were used to deliver rich, real-time graphics. This is so because they can process large amounts of data in parallel making them ideal for accelerating AI workloads, such as machine learning and deep learning, and other artificial intelligence workloads.
The data processing unit market is segmented into Data Center Type, Type and Application.
By data center type, it is divided into colocation, hyperscale, edge and others. The hyperscale segment was the highest revenue contributor to the market in 2021.
By type, the market is divided into ASIC-based, FPGA-based and SOC based. The FPGA-based segment was the highest revenue contributor to the market in 2021.
By application, it is segmented into BFSI, IT & telecom, government, energy & utilities and others. The IT & telecom segment was the highest revenue contributor to the market in 2021.
Region wise, the data processing unit market trends are analyzed across North America (the U.S., Canada), Europe (UK, Germany, France, Italy, Spain and rest of Europe), Asia-Pacific (China, Japan, India, South Korea, and rest of Asia-Pacific) and LAMEA (Latin America, the Middle East, and Africa). North America, specifically the U.S., remains a significant participant in the global industrial semiconductor. Major organizations and government institutions in the country are intensely putting resources into the technology.
While there is a rapid shift in the world towards digital information, tons of data is being generated daily. This is especially true as the number of IoT devices, autonomous vehicles, connected homes, and connected workplaces come online, saturating data centers with data. So, there is a need for solutions that can enable data centers to cope with the ever-increasing amount of data moving in/out of data centers and the data moving through a data center.
DPU processor is gaining popularity among the major technology companies including Microsoft and Google that are incorporating this modern technology to their data centers to accelerate data processing and artificial intelligence workloads. The outbreak of COVID-19 significantly impacted growth of outdoor manufacturing and industrial sectors in 2020; however, surge in deployment of advanced networking and communication technologies witnessed relatively high growth during 2021. Nevertheless, the market was principally hit by several obstacles created amid the COVID-19 pandemic such as lack of skilled workforce availability and delay or cancelation of projects owing to partial or complete lockdown across the globe. In contrast, rise in penetration of Internet of Things solution across industrial, manufacturing, automotive, and electronics sectors is expected to drive growth of the data processing unit market share during the forecast period.
Significant factors that impact growth of the data processing unit market size include surge in penetration of high-end cloud computing in enterprise. Moreover, rise in data center complexities due to scalability is expected to drive the data processing unit market growth. However, rise in concerns related to data privacy and growing demand for managed services might hamper growth of the data processing unit industry. On the contrary, increase in adoption of multi-cloud and network upgrade to support 5G technology offers potential growth opportunities for the data processing unit market.
Competitive analysis and profiles of the major data processing unit industry players, such as Intel Corporation, Marvell Technology, NVIDIA Corporation (Mellanox Technologies), Kalray, Broadcom Corp, Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (Pensando Systems Inc.), Fungible, inc. and Resnics /Yisixin Technology (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. are provided in this report.
Key Benefits For Stakeholders
- This report provides a quantitative analysis of the market segments, current trends, estimations, and dynamics of the data processing unit market analysis from 2021 to 2031 to identify the prevailing data processing unit market opportunity.
- The market research is offered along with information related to key drivers, restraints, and opportunities.
- Porter's five forces analysis highlights the potency of buyers and suppliers to enable stakeholders make profit-oriented business decisions and strengthen their supplier-buyer network.
- In-depth analysis of the data processing unit market outlook assists to determine the prevailing market opportunities.
- Major countries in each region are mapped according to their revenue contribution to the global market.
- Market player positioning facilitates benchmarking and provides a clear understanding of the present position of the market players.
- The report includes the analysis of the regional as well as global data processing unit market trends, key players, market segments, application areas, data processing unit market forecast and market growth strategies.
Data Processing Unit Market Report Highlights
Market Size By 2031
USD 5.5 billion
CAGR of 26.9%
2021 - 2031
By Data Center Type
Key Market Players
Resnics /Yisixin Technology (Shanghai) Co., Ltd., Broadcom Inc., NVIDIA Corporation (Mellanox Technologies), Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (Pensando Systems Inc.), Fungible, Inc., kalray, Marvell Technology Inc., Intel Corporation
The data processing unit market is expected to leverage high potential for industrial, IT & telecommunication and consumer electronics industry verticals. The current business scenario has witnessed an increase in demand for DPUs, particularly in developing regions, owing to rising adoption of DPUs in the data centers. Companies in this industry have adopted various innovative techniques such as mergers and acquisitions to strengthen their business position in the competitive matrix.
The data processing unit market has steadily gained traction, owing to rise in demand for enhanced technologies in high-end automation across industries and integration of IoT, AI, in different industrial applications including manufacturing and others.
Apart from data processing unit manufacturing companies operating in the market, service providers are the key participants and largely contribute toward growth of the overall data processing unit market. Service providers use different technologies and materials to provide customized data processing unit products. Key players profiled in the report include data processing unit market players, such as Intel Corporation, Marvell Technology, NVIDIA Corporation (Mellanox Technologies), Kalray, Broadcom Corp, Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (Pensando Systems Inc.), Fungible, inc. and Resnics /Yisixin Technology (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.