Gartner’s 2021 Magic Quadrant for Cloud Database Management Systems

Solutions Review editors highlight what has changed since the last version of Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Cloud Database Management Systems and provide analysis of the new report.

The analyst house Gartner, Inc. recently published the 2021 version of its Magic Quadrant for Master Data Management Solutions. Gartner defines the software category as a “technology-based business discipline in which business and IT work together to achieve uniformity, accuracy, stewardship, governance, semantic consistency, and accountability of business assets. company’s official shared master data”. The researcher also notes that the market is undergoing an evolution as organizations seek to benefit from business agility by mastering critical data in times of change.

Master Data Management (MDM) products are offered in both on-premises and cloud deployments. Gartner’s analysis focuses only on packaged MDM software that brings together different technologies to help organizations maintain the idea of ​​a trusted “golden record” for master data. Packaged MDM solutions can support global identification, linking and synchronization of master data, help users create and manage a central and persistent record system or index, support the four main styles implementation, enable the generation and delivery of a trusted version of one or more data domains, and more.

While many smaller vendors experienced double-digit growth during Gartner’s research period, the overall market was tempered by lower year-over-year revenue, primarily due to the transition from their offers by the big suppliers. Buyers should be aware of the current shift from perpetual to subscription pricing for on-premises and cloud offerings. This change is said to lower the barrier to entry for organizations interested in MDM.

MDM deployment time also continues to shorten. Gartner adds, “In 2019, the average lead time was 6.2 months, but we also saw deployments as fast as three months. These deployments are likely to be limited in domain and use case support. However, this is offset by the ability to deliver business value quickly. Gartner recommends buyers use this tip and the other tips presented in the report to inform their MDM solution choices “beyond vendor hype.”

In this Magic Quadrant, Gartner rates the strengths and weaknesses of 15 vendors that it considers to be the most important in the market and provides readers with a graph (the Magic Quadrant) plotting vendors based on their ability to execute and the completeness of their vision. The graph is divided into four quadrants: niche players, challengers, visionaries and leaders. At Solutions Review, we read the report, available here, and released the main takeaways.

Gartner adjusts its evaluation and inclusion criteria for the Magic Quadrants as software markets evolve. As a result, Syniti and PiLog were added for 2021. EnterWorks is now represented by Winshuttle in the report.

There’s more competition among the Magic Quadrant leaders this year with two new vendors claiming a spot in Gartner’s most prized position. However, Informatica continues to cement its leadership position with an excellent position ahead of the next closest competitor, TIBCO Software. Informatica MDM Multidomain Edition and Product 360 are largely focused on multiple domain reference data use cases. Informatica provides strategy and support for all major use cases, is a priority for business users and IT, and continues to deliver innovation whether developed internally or acquired.

Read Gartner’s 2021 Magic Quadrant for Master Data Management Solutions.

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