London, UK, October 28, 2014: EnterpriseDB (EDB), the leading worldwide provider of enterprise-class Postgres products and database compatibility solutions, has 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 of 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.