Gartner Magic Quadrant for Operational DBMS
Gartner released their Magic Quadrant for operational database management systems. As expected the leaders in this market space in terms of completeness and execution are the well-established solutions such as Oracle, Microsoft and Amazon Web Services.
Although the robust and well-established solutions are still the preferred choice in the market, Gartner indicates that the open-source solutions are making way into the market as well. It is predicted that by 2018 more than 70% of new in-house solutions will be developed using open-source technology and 50 % of existing RDBMS will be in the process of being converted. Gartner argues open-source systems are much more cost-efficient than the traditional solutions and open-source systems are rapidly developing tools and capabilities to rival market leaders.