Microsoft has been recognized a winner in Gartner’s latest Magic Quadrant for Operational DBMS for its extensive vision and ability to execute in the operational DBMS market.
Microsoft serves SQL Server DBMS and Azure SQL Database (a DBMS PaaS based on SQL Server) in the OPDBMS market, and these products have made Microsoft the leader in respective market for the third time.
Microsoft also markets Azure Cosmos DB, a DBMS PaaS solution compatible with Azure tablets, MongoDB, SQL, and Gremlin Graph APIs.
The OPDBMS market includes both relational and nonrelational DBMS products that are appropriate for a wide range of enterprise-grade transactional applications. The OPDBMS products include the purchased business applications like CRM, IoT, ERP, security event management, and custom transactional systems.
Microsoft has been investing heavily in the Operational Database Management Systems market to deliver more features and align Azure database platform and provide more value to customers who pay for software assurance. Microsoft is rapidly developing its Data and Analytics portfolio to modernize the data estate.
It had launched SQL Server 2017 that brought the power of SQL Server to Windows, Linux and Docker containers for the first time. Developers can discover new relationships using graph data management and analysis that helped them detecting fraud interactions.
The free Developer Edition of SQL Server and Database Migration Service help developers port the SQL Server and Oracle databases to its Azure SQL Database.
SQL Server has been the most secure DBMS in the industry, offering a layered protection approach with innovative technologies like Always Encrypted.
Microsoft had received the highest reference customer scores (25% within a year) among all the vendors for overall experience, value for money, meeting needs etc.