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Alibaba Cloud Database Unlocks a New Achievement in the 2019 Gartner Magic Quadrant

Alibaba Cloud Database has been recognized as a "Challenger" by Gartner's recent Magic Quadrant of Operational DBMS, the only cloud vendor in China to achieve such a feat.

Alibaba Cloud has once again shone in the global cloud computing market by being recognized by Gartner, one of the world's most authoritative IT research and consulting firm. In Gartner's recent 2019 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Operational Database Management Systems report, Alibaba Cloud Database was recognized as a player in the "Challengers" quadrant, the only cloud computing vendor in China to achieve such a feat. The updated research shows that, Alibaba Cloud's rapid progress in database technologies within the past year is widely recognized by the global market.


"Alibaba Cloud owns the most extensive database products among all cloud database providers, including their customized and open-source database products."

The research reported that, "Apsara Stack can help customers to share local and cloud data at the same time. This is a great strength that other providers do not have. The database products are compatible with Oracle product portfolio, which indicates Alibaba Cloud has prepared for the opportunity to migrate all assets in to the cloud."

Based on Gartner's statistics, Alibaba Cloud database maintains a market share of No. 3 globally and the largest in China, with a yearly growth ratio up to 116% and its income being two times of the nearest competitor.

Continual Push for Innovation and Strategic Partnership

In the past year, Alibaba Cloud has rapidly developed their database products and gained great progress. In May 2019, Alibaba Cloud POLARDB received a major upgrade to provide the capability of one-click migration. The entire database migration process can be completed in several hours and save your cost up to 95%.

In Oct 2019, OceanBase was ranked No.1 in TPC-C test with its tpmC value of 60,880,000. OceanBase successfully supported Alipay and Zhejiang E-Commerce Bank, also provided services for more customers, such as Nanjing Bank, Xi'an Bank, and Commercial Security.

During the Double 11 shopping festival, OceanBase, POLARDB, and other database products helped to guarantee a smooth shopping experience for millions of customers despite facing huge traffic peaks. Database queries per second exceeded 87 million during peak periods, which set a new record globally.

On October 30, 2019, Alibaba Cloud partnered with MongoDB, an open source database, and established a strategic partnership in Beijing. As the first step of cooperation, the updated MongoDB 4.2 will be released on Alibaba Cloud. Currently, Alibaba Cloud is the only provider that can provide the updated MongoDB service and open a cloud channel to use the newest open source database for enterprises.

The Future of Database Technology

The Gartner research reported that cloud database would prevail in the near future, outpacing database hosted on traditional platforms. In 2021, it is predicted that cloud databases will occupy 50% of the entire database market share, and in 2023, 75% of databases will be running on cloud platforms.

Cloud databases are perfect for the cloud, with the inherent capability of elasticity and scalability. Cloud databases also feature easy-to-use and open environment, as well as strong management and processing performance when compared with traditional databases. Cloud databases will undoubtedly be the ideal choice for enterprises in the future.

Over 400 thousand database instances have been migrated to Alibaba Cloud, including many top enterprises in retail, finance, telecommunication, manufacturing, and logistics. Today, Alibaba Cloud has an extensive portfolio of database products; our target is to become an open platform that can carry and support various database products globally.

Alibaba Cloud's achievements in database technology could not be possible without the trust and support from our partners and customers. We would like to thank everyone involved for their continued support and will keep moving forward.

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