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Alibaba Cloud Leader in Magic Quadrant for Cloud Database Management

Tue 1 Dec 2020
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Alibaba Cloud has been named a Leader in Gartner’s 2020 Magic Quadrant for Cloud Database Management Systems. 

The evaluation criteria in Gartner’s report include factors such as market responsiveness and track record, customer experience, market understanding, market strategy, business model and innovation. 

According to Gartner, “Leaders demonstrate the most support for a broad range of DBMS use cases, based on support for a wide range of data types and diversity of development models (such as multicloud, intercloud and hybrid). These vendors demonstrate consistent customer satisfaction and strong customer support… generally represent the lowest risk for customers in the areas for performance, scalability, reliability and support.” 

Gartner predicts that “By 2020, 75% of all databases will be deployed or migrated to a cloud platform”, and Alibaba Cloud has seen the trend growing. 

The company’s DBMS has seen a doubling in demand year-over-year as more businesses are adopting database technologies to combat the long-lasting impacts of COVID-19. 

It currently has more than 100,000 enterprise customers spanning in various industries such as retail, fintech, logistics, manufacturing, gaming and education. 

“Alibaba Cloud has been at the forefront of cloud database product offerings for many years,” says Alibaba cloud intelligence database business president Dr Li Feifei. 

“In the cloud-native era, it is even more pivotal for businesses to be able to take advantage of innovative Database as a Service (DBaaS) offerings to enhance and support high concurrency and high-volume applications such as eCommerce, online gaming and financial technology. Many Fortune 500 firms are already using our Cloud DBaaS for mobile apps, backups and tests, and the most recent impressive performance of our proprietary solutions during the 11.11 Global Shopping Festival is yet another strong endorsement on our capability.” 

A release from the company claims that Alibaba Cloud’s database system supported Alibaba Group’s 11.11 Global Shopping Festival that just concluded. 

Cloud-native relational databases includes PolarDB, cloud-native data warehouse AnalyticDB and cloud-native multi-model database Lindorm, have supported 583,000 peak orders per second with zero downtime during the shopping festival, which has generated an RMB498.2 billion (US$74.1 billion) in GMV over an 11-day period. 

PolarDB set a new record with 140 million queries per second during peak time at 11.11, a 60% increase from last year. 

AnalyticDB, Alibaba Cloud’s cloud-native data warehouse, processed up to 7.7 trillion lines of real-time data, equaling 15 times the data contained in the UK Web Archive at the British Library.

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