EnterpriseDB crossed a milestone with the release of the new Gartner report, Magic Quadrant for Operational Database Management Systems,* where we were positioned in the Challenger Quadrant.
We see this positioning as important for several reasons. For one, the report cited advances in the functionality of EnterpriseDB’s Postgres Plus Advanced Server combined with the company’s Oracle compatibility features make the flagship product “more than sufficient to run both mission-critical and non-mission-critical applications.” Further, we were the only vendor evaluated in the Magic Quadrant to be cited under Strengths for the stability of our database.
Effectively the Consumer Reports for the CIO, this Magic Quadrant validates, for us, the user trends we have been seeing, that more and more enterprises are deploying our products to support their most important applications. And it is a powerful testament to the innovative features and capabilities we have integrated into PostgreSQL to ensure IT organizations succeed when utilizing open source in their database environments. With these advances, Postgres Plus can be deployed successfully for well over half of all the IT workloads requiring a relational database.
This leads to the second reason this progress is important. With the improvements in Postgres technology, we have changed the economic fundamentals of the database industry and our position in the Challenger Quadrant illustrates how we have emerged to compete with the long-entrenched database behemoths of Oracle, Microsoft, IBM and SAP, the only companies to be positioned in the Leaders Quadrant. Our position puts the legacy leaders on notice that our open source database is gaining new levels of acceptance and we are transforming the marketplace with the only enterprise-class open source alternative to the costly, proprietary solutions.
We are already experiencing significant momentum. Among our 2,200+ customers, EnterpriseDB counts 47 of the Fortune 500 list of global companies and 73 of the Global 1000. In the US, these companies include one of the three largest brands in global hosting, security software and government contractors. Worldwide, customers include Sony Online Entertainment, ABN AMRO, Fujitsu, Sony-Ericsson, NTT Corp. and KT Corp.
Finally, we think our positioning in the Challenger Quadrant puts us well apart and above the clutter of companies positioned as Niche Players, many of which have emerged in recent years to leverage new functionalities in database technology developed under the NoSQL umbrella. Ahead of this pack, our placement reflects our proven ability to execute and provide the products, support and services that enterprise users require in a relational database, the foundation of virtually every corporate data infrastructure.
Despite the capabilities that some of these startups have shown to address specialized business use cases or the excitement some of these brands have generated in the marketplace around possibilities not yet realized, our placement in the Challenger Quadrant is based on a demonstrated ability to consistently deliver what businesses need in a relational database … proof developed over the past nine years, since EnterpriseDB was founded to position Postgres for enterprise adoption.
Forward-thinking CIOs are increasingly leveraging Postgres in their data center stacks to reduce their reliance on proprietary relational database solutions and slash database costs by 80% or more. I invite you to learn how Postgres Plus Advanced Server can support 60% of the applications running in most data centers for just 1% of the data center budget.
Ed Boyajian is president and CEO of EnterpriseDB.
*The Gartner report, Magic Quadrant for Operational Database Management Systems by Donald Feinberg, Merv Adrian and Nick Heudecker, was published October 21, 2013.
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