Gartner Research

There Is Only One DBMS Market

Published: 16 July 2019

ID: G00383468

Analyst(s): Donald Feinberg , Adam Ronthal , Merv Adrian


The separation of the DBMS market into operational and analytic tasks has outlived its usefulness. Now each type of use case can be addressed by a single vendor or product. Data and analytics leaders responsible for data management strategies must view DBMS as one market to drive new capabilities.

Table Of Contents


  • A Unified DBMS Landscape Emerges
  • What This Means for You
  • Six Primary Use Cases Drive the DBMS Market
  • Most Vendors Provide Unified Capabilities
  • The Cloud Becomes the New Data Management Platform
  • Emerging Market Trends Build on a Unified Market
    • Augmented Transaction Capabilities Rely on a Unified Market
    • Event Stream Processing Drives Continuous Intelligence

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