What is the significance of a moving a dot on a graph? If it is Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Data Warehouse Database Management Systems which it published on Jan 31, 2013, then it is rather significant.
IBM has obtained the right to distribute Gartner’s report. However, we must reference the link and not send the document around. Here is the link:
To appreciate the movement of the dot, one must compare the Magic Quadrant from last year (Feb 2012) and this year’s (Jan 2013) [courtesy of Glen Zimmerman, IBM]. It shows that Gartner has recognized the fact that IBM’s “completeness of vision”, not only is it in the desired upper right hand quadrant, has moved further right in its “visionary” axis beyond that of Oracle. It also managed to stay ahead of SAP (with HANA), Microsoft and EMC (with Greenplum) in both “vision” and “ability to execute”.
As you will see in the report, which goes into fair amount of detail on each vendor, IBM’s portfolio for Data Warehousing includes, ISAS, Netezza, IDAA on System Z, the newly announced PureData System appliances and for the first time, the Informix Warehouse Edition. More importantly, it points out that the Informix offering is the only in-memory solution for data warehousing and analytics within IBM.
Since this is a blog for Informix technologies, I will expand more on the progress of the Informix Warehouse Accelerator product found in the Informix Warehouse Edition.
Since its release in April 2011, IWA has attracted significant market adoption now spanning some 17 countries around the world and across many diverse sectors such as retail, transportation and government. While the majority of IWA customers are current Informix customers using Informix for OLTP, the product has displaced non-IBM vendors previously used for the customers' analytical applications. Customers can now use Informix as an integrated, cost-effective platform for highly reliable transactional applications as well as for large scale data warehousing and analytical needs. We recognized the game-changing BLINK technology from IBM Research for its in-memory, columnar, highly parallel capabilities and have brought the product to market almost 2 years ago.
We are pleased that Gartner has taken notice of our product and that we played a role, as part of IBM, to “move the dot”.
For information about the upcoming Informix 12.10 release, please register to attend the webcast scheduled for March 5th at https://event.on24.com/eventRegistration/EventLobbyServlet?target=registration.jsp&eventid=571631&sessionid=1&key=6740A7076E0FE9C59EBFDC80C8487D34&sourcepage=register.