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Gartner Scores Oracle Highest In 3 of 4 Use Cases: Gartner Critical Capabilities for Operational Database Management Systems Report

Edgar Haren
Principal Product Marketing Director

Gartner has recently published their latest report, Critical Capabilities for Operational Database Management Systems, focusing on Database Management Systems (DBMS), and the critical criteria necessary for end users to evaluate vendor capabilities.  In this objective, analyst report, Gartner evaluates existing and new products for operational DBMS use cases.  As new products come online and older solutions begin to mature, data and analytics leaders are challenged with which solution to select that best empowers their organizations. This research and companion Magic Quadrant report combine vendor capabilities and client implementation experience to identify products that meet requirements.  Oracle’s nearly four decades of data management experience, coupled with the company’s push into the cloud, has enabled Oracle to develop solutions that ranked first or second in every use case, and are ideal for both on-premise or cloud deployments.

Figure-1: Key Transactional Criteria:

         The market has changed quite a bit over the years, as the new data explosion has created a surge of non-relational data. Many new products have emerged as point product solutions that address single use cases.  While these products may be strong in their respective element, end users are challenged with mapping their various use cases, and must consider product costs as well as deployment options and skill sets required. As emphasis to this, Gartner highlights –

  • Through 2018, 50% of operational DBMS vendors with less than $50 million in annual revenue will disappear due to acquisitions, mergers or business failures.
  • By 2017, all leading operational DBMSs will offer multiple data models, relational and non-relational, in a single DBMS platform

Fortunately, Oracle’s Database is a general-purpose, relational database management system that has evolved over the years to support new data types and structures (beyond pure relational). It has proven capabilities for high-speed transactions, security and database administration. Oracle's cloud support, investment and focus are paying dividends in the form of increasingly robust cloud capabilities. Products that will stand the test of time, and rise to the forefront are solutions that can address hybrid transactional and analytic models, thereby allowing customers to extract value from all their data.

Figure-2: The Rise Of Data Capital


          Gartner’s industry segment review aligns well with the close of Oracle OpenWorld 2016, where Oracle launched the latest database features in the cloud first. Oracle’s latest release provides customers with–

  • Full hybrid cloud support through 100% compatibility between on-premise and cloud deployments
  • The ability to leverage existing SQL skills across all Oracle data management products
  • Greater scalability for up to 4096 pluggable databases to help you deal with data growth.
  • The ability to run analytics on stand-by databases
  • Increased multi-layered security whether data is on-premise, in the cloud, or in transit

In addition, as stated in the Gartner publication, one of Oracle’s primary differentiators is the ability to innovate across both hardware and software to bring to market highly optimized appliances, Engineered Systems and cloud services.  At Oracle OpenWorld, the audience was introduced to the latest Engineered System based cloud service in the Oracle Database Exadata Express Cloud Service.  With the introduction of Oracle Database Exadata Express Cloud Service, Oracle’s flagship database machine is available as a cloud service that customers can license in small, affordable increments. These customers obtain extreme performance, high availability, and seamless integration with standard Oracle Database deployments—along with the ability to easily transition workloads from on-premises to the cloud and back again.

Figure-3: Oracle Database Exadata Express Cloud Service

Oracle Database Exadata Express is the ideal solution for large enterprise customers looking for a smaller bite size cloud solution for their development and test personnel to leverage, or for small-to-medium sized customers looking for an entry point into data management cloud services.

            As discussed in this blog, Oracle’s proven expertise and push to constantly innovate in accordance with customer demands, has enabled its recognition by industry analyst Gartner as a leader for critical buying criteria for operational database management systems.  This effort to exceed customer requirements was on full display at Oracle OpenWorld with the launch of Oracle 12c Release2 for the cloud and Oracle Database Exadata Express Cloud Service.  For more information on Oracle’s Data Management Cloud Services please see the resources below and visit us at cloud.oracle.com/database.



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