Gartner positions Microsoft as No1 in the Magic Quadrant for Operational Database Management Systems

17:18 | 01/12/2016 Science - Technology

(VEN) - For the second year, Microsoft is placed furthest in vision and highest in ability to execute within the Leaders Quadrant.

Microsoft has retained its position as the industry leader in Gartner's 2016 Magic Quadrant for Operational Database Management Systems. For the second year, Microsoft scored highest on ability to execute and furthest in vision, ahead of Oracle and all other vendors.

gartner positions microsoft as no1 in the magic quadrant for operational database management systems

According to Gartner, “Microsoft continues to lead the market in vision with its SQL offerings for IMDBMS, NoSQL (Doc and K-V), multiple cloud dbPaaS offerings, built-in access to analytics (supporting HTAP) and mobility support”.

This report primarily looks at SQL Server 2016 and its capabilities. Stretch Databases was highlighted as a market leading innovation. Microsoft received some of the highest scores for ease of management, implementation and programmability. Additionally, 80% of reference customer responses found that upgrading to new Microsoft releases was easier than expected. And the list of Customers who have been using SQL Server worldwide are expanding in all segments, from heavy industry to healthcare, especially commercial such as banking and financial. In Asia we can easily find the big name such as NTT Docomo, Samsung, LG, Arvato, Xerox, AMD, Aon,…

What’s new this year?

Gartner adjusted the Magic Quadrant scoring, shifting all vendors to the left, to reflect that the DBMS market has become homogeneous and commoditized. Many capabilities have become standard expectations, which makes Microsoft’s leadership in Vision even more noteworthy. Gartner believes that Microsoft is making the right moves (e.g. bringing SQL Server to Linux) to ensure continued growth in this mature market

Microsoft Strengths

Based in Redmond, Washington, U.S., Microsoft markets its SQL Server DBMS for the OPDBMS market, as well as the Microsoft Azure SQL Database (a DBMS platform as a service), and the NoSQL DBMSs Microsoft Azure DocumentDB and Azure Tables.

gartner positions microsoft as no1 in the magic quadrant for operational database management systems

- Market-leading execution: Gartner's 2015 market share data continues to show Microsoft with above market growth, solidifying it as the No. 2 vendor in total DBMS revenue (for the third year in a row). With the release of SQL Server 2016, Microsoft announced support for Linux, adding platform portability to its extensive functionality.

- Market vision: Microsoft continues to lead the market in vision with its SQL offerings for IMDBMS, NoSQL (Doc and K-V), multiple cloud dbPaaS offerings, built-in access to analytics (supporting HTAP) and mobility support. Additionally, SQL Server 2016 brings Stretch Databases — on-premises databases "stretching" with partitions in the cloud.

- Ease of use: Microsoft received some of the highest scores for ease of management, implementation and programmability. Additionally, 80% of reference customer responses found that upgrading to new Microsoft releases was easier than expected, or as expected, with 60% planning to buy additional products

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