Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Gartner Jan 2011 Magic Quadrant for DW Database Management Systems

The Gartner Magic Quadrant for Jan 2011 is out... Ever since I have started following Oracle Exadata and started the Oracle Exadata SIG (http://OracleExadata.org).

In about two weeks, I will be giving a talk titled "Competing on Appliances" at Denver in RMOUG 2011. So this was quite timely!

Teradata has earned the top honors being one of the pioneers in the data warehouse appliance space. Oracle with its three distinct data warehouse solutions: Oracle stand-alone Db 11g, Reference Configurations on variety of hardware and Exadata with Exadata Storage Server, top the next spot. In recent years though, I think the reference configuration or optimized warehouse initiative has faded away as obviously Oracle wants to promote their own H/W stack. Thus, two main options are Oracle DB on traditional hardware and Exadata systems. Keeping in mind that Exadata specially V2 came out in end of 2009, its position is pretty comfortable in the top quadrant. IBM Smart Analytics took the next spot even though Netezza was measured in its own for 2010. Sybase IQ has helped to put SAP on this map too!

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