EnterpriseDB Positioned in the Leaders Quadrant in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Operational Database Management Systems

Date -2014-10-27 Location - BEDFORD, Mass.

EnterpriseDB (EDB), the leading worldwide provider of enterprise-class Postgres products and database compatibility solutions, today announced it has been positioned in the Leaders Quadrant in the Gartner report, Magic Quadrant for Operational Database Management Systems*. 

EnterpriseDB interprets the placement of EDB in the Leaders Quadrant is part of a significant shift in the competitive landscape among database vendors. The four largest traditional vendors – Oracle, Microsoft, SAP and IBM – are no longer the sole representatives of marketplace leaders as identified by Gartner in its periodic survey of database vendors. 

The recognition comes as Postgres gathers greater momentum with global brands accepting Postgres’ growing technical prowess while simultaneously seeking to divert the high license and maintenance fees paid to traditional databases to more strategic IT objectives. EDB now counts among its customers 64 of the Fortune 500 list of the largest US companies and 111 of the Forbes Global 2000 list of the largest companies in the world. Also in 2014, EDB forged a major partnership with Infor, the third-largest enterprise resource planning software vendor, and deepened its relationship with longtime partner IBM. 

“Our position in the Leaders Quadrant is a watershed for EDB and for Postgres. We believe the tide has turned for traditional software vendors and enterprises to continue to embrace open source,” said Ed Boyajian, CEO and President, EnterpriseDB. “EDB and Postgres give end users both technology and value. We believe Gartner’s new survey of the database landscape is a reflection of an end user migration toward low-cost, highly performant alternatives.”

Leaders generally demonstrate the most support for a broad range of operational applications, based on support for a wide range of data types and large numbers of concurrent users. These vendors demonstrate consistent customer satisfaction and strong customer support. Many have competed in this market for many years, and have built a wide partner ecosystem for their products. Hence, Leaders generally represent the lowest risk for customers in the areas of performance, scalability, reliability and support. As the market's demands change, so Leaders demonstrate strong vision in support not only of the market's current needs but also of emerging trends. Finally, the messaging, product research and development, and delivery of leaders are in line with today's market and with new trends in both DBMS software and hardware technology,” stated the report.  

Supporting Quotes:

"We selected EDB as a partner because of their leadership within the Postgres community and the capabilities of Postgres Plus Advanced Server. Interest in Postgres is soaring and EnterpriseDB has the software, services and support to meet enterprise requirements with greater flexibility and fewer licensing restrictions. It's no surprise that EDB is receiving greater recognition as a best-of-breed solution provider," said Soma Somasundaram, EVP, Global Product Development, Infor.

“Postgres Plus from EnterpriseDB meets the strict compliance guidelines and other security requirements we face as a financial services provider. The decision to become an early adopter of Postgres Plus was driven by a need to cut costs and it's now become a strategic component of our IT plan,” said Pieter van Tol, European CTO, ABN AMRO Clearing Bank.   

*The Gartner report, Magic Quadrant for Operational Database Management Systems, by Donald Feinberg, Merv Adrian and Nick Heudecker, was published October 16, 2014. 

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About EnterpriseDB Corporation

EnterpriseDB is the leading worldwide provider of Postgres software and services that enable enterprises to reduce their reliance on costly proprietary solutions and slash their database spend by 80% or more. With powerful performance and security enhancements for PostgreSQL, sophisticated management tools for global deployments and database compatibility for Oracle, EnterpriseDB software supports both mission and non-mission critical enterprise applications. More than 2,500 enterprises, governments and other organizations worldwide use EnterpriseDB software, support, training and professional services to integrate open source software into their existing data infrastructures. Based in Bedford, MA, EnterpriseDB is backed by strategic and other investors like Red Hat and IBM. For more information, please visit https://www.enterprisedb.com.