Thursday, 10 February 2011 06:21

Sybase Positioned in Leaders Quadrant in 2011 Data Warehouse Database Management System Magic Quadrant

By Sybase

Sybase, Inc., an SAP® company (NYSE: SAP) and industry leader in enterprise and mobile software, today announced it has been positioned by Gartner, Inc. in the Leaders quadrant in its Magic Quadrant for Data Warehouse (DW) Database Management System (DBMS) report, authored by Donald Feinberg and Mark A. Beyer (January 2011).

The Leaders quadrant, as described in the Gartner report, 'contains the vendors that demonstrate the greatest support for data warehouses of all sizes, with large numbers of concurrent users and management of mixed data warehousing workloads. These vendors lead in data warehousing by consistently demonstrating customer satisfaction and strong support, as well as longevity in the data warehouse DBMS market, with strong hardware alliances. Hence, Leaders also represent the lowest risk for data warehouse implementations, in relation to, among other things, performance as mixed workloads, database sizes and complexity increase. Additionally, the market's maturity demands that Leaders maintain a strong vision for the key trends of the past year: mixed-workload management for end-user service-level satisfaction and data volume management. '

'Sybase has taken a strong leadership position in the data warehousing market. By offering continual innovation and customer focused solutions with the initial introduction of Sybase IQ, the first columnar analytical data store, to the present, we enable deep insights for the real-time enterprise with advanced analytics across massive volumes of real-time and historical information,' said Dereck Daymond, managing director at Sybase Australia and New Zealand.. 'We are proud to be named in the Leaders quadrant and believe that our position in this report confirms Sybase is gaining marketshare, accelerating new customer wins, moving into new verticals and expanding enterprise data warehouse deployments. Our integration with SAP's business intelligence (BI) solutions will see that momentum continue.'

Innovation Group, a Sybase IQ customer, offers Innovation Analytics to provide business intelligence (BI) and management information (MI) solutions to risk carriers to identify and resolve issues and challenges in the insurance industry. Innovation Group required a data analysis engine with the ability to run its comprehensive BI/MI provisioning both internally and externally.

'We need an enterprise-wide analytics system that delivers rapid answers to just about any question a claims adjustor, underwriter, or executive may have,' said David Brotherton, vice president, Analytics, Innovation Group. 'The Sybase IQ technology is far more robust and scalable than our previous solution, providing accurate information on demand, allowing us to identify both poor performance and best practices, set benchmarks and assist with individual performance reviews.'

According to the report, 'The data warehouse DBMS has evolved from being an information store to a support for reporting and traditional BI platforms, and now into a broader analytics infrastructure that supports operational analytics, performance management, and other new applications and uses such as operational BI and operational technologies (technologies that stream data from devices such as smart meters). Organizations are adding additional workloads with online transaction processing (OLTP) access, and data loading latency is falling to near-continuous loading.'

As the world's leading column-based enterprise data warehouse, with more than 2,000 customers in more than 3,500 projects worldwide, Sybase IQ is delivering faster, more accurate results for mission-critical business intelligence, data warehousing, predictive analytics and reporting solutions on industry standard hardware and operating systems to enterprises across the globe. The combination of SAP business intelligence technologies and Sybase IQ provides a comprehensive data warehousing and database platform to meet all customer needs.

To learn more about the 2011 Gartner Data Warehouse Database Management System Magic Quadrant, Gartner clients may access the report on For more information on Sybase IQ, please visit To read more about Sybase analytics, including Sybase's position in the 2011 Gartner Magic Quadrant, please visit the Sybase analytics blog.


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