Gartner names IBM a Leader in 2020 Magic Quadrant for Cloud Database Management Systems

Gartner recently named IBM a Leader in the 2020 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Cloud Database Management Systems¹, recognizing our ability to execute and completeness of vision². IBM Cloud® offers purpose-built databases that deliver high availability, enhanced security and scalable performance. Choose from a variety of database engines including relational and NoSQL databases: document, key-value, in-memory, graph, time series and ledger. Support for diverse data models makes it possible to build modern, highly scalable and distributed applications.

No one size fits all. By picking the most appropriate database for the job, you can better speed development and meet today’s business needs. DBaaS solutions on IBM Cloud include auto provisioning, hosting, and 24x7 management with automated high availability, backup and restore, version upgrades, security and more.

Benefits of cloud databases

Innovation and speed

Stop spending time managing infrastructure. Focus on innovating and faster time to market.

Grow with confidence

Get 99.99% high availability in multizone regions across multiple data centers.

Enterprise-grade security

Rely on built-in security, privacy and compliance with push-button access control.

Explore available databases on IBM Cloud to fit your specific enterprise requirements

Web and mobile applications

Build applications that scale to millions of users worldwide.

IBM Cloudant

A scalable JSON document database for web, mobile, IoT and serverless applications.

IBM Cloud Databases for MongoDB

A JSON document store with a rich query and aggregation framework.

Try a cloud database at no cost

Cloud database offerings with no expiration and no credit card required to experiment

Database trials available after you authenticate your account with a credit card

Limited time and limited quantity offers on select services for Pay-As-You-Go accounts only. New non-IBM accounts only.

Developer tools

Use fit-for-purpose databases to power cloud-native distributed applications.

IBM Cloud Databases for Elasticsearch

A full-text search engine with the indexing strengths of a JSON document database.

IBM Cloud Databases for Redis

A blazing fast, in-memory data structure store, used as a database, cache and message broker.

Confidential data

When data confidentiality matters. Total control of your highly sensitive data stored in a tamper-proof environment.

IBM Cloud Hyper Protect DBaaS for PostgreSQL

Fully managed Postgres database hosted in a Hyper Protect environment.

IBM Cloud Hyper Protect DBaaS for MongoDB

Fully managed Mongo Enterprise Server database hosted in a Hyper Protect environment.

Business intelligence

Lightning-speed analytics to help your business make the right decision faster.

IBM Db2 Warehouse on Cloud

An elastic database warehouse built for high-performance analytics and machine learning.


Web apps using MEAN stack

Create a web application with the popular MEAN stack, run a MEAN starter locally and more.

Build a database-driven slackbot

Build a slackbot to search IBM Db2® database entries using the IBM Watson® Assistant service.

SQL database for cloud data

Provision an SQL database service, creating a table, loading data and more.

Create your free IBM Cloud account

No time limits, no credit card required — start building for free with more than 40 Lite services including IBM Watson® APIs.