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Gartner Magic Quadrant for Cloud Database Management Systems

Published: 23 November 2020

Summary

The practice of data management, founded on DBMSs, continues to shift rapidly to the cloud — a move that is producing an increasingly complex landscape of vendors and offerings. This Magic Quadrant will help data and analytics leaders make the right choices in a complex market.

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Gartner defines the cloud database management system (DBMS) market as being that for products from vendors that supply fully provider-managed public or private cloud software systems that manage data in cloud storage...

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  • Vendor Strengths and Cautions
    • Alibaba Cloud
    • Amazon Web Services
    • Cloudera
    • Databricks
    • Google
    • Huawei
    • IBM
    • InterSystems
    • MarkLogic
    • Microsoft
    • Oracle
    • Redis Labs
    • SAP
    • Snowflake
    • Tencent
    • Teradata

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