2021 Gartner® Magic Quadrant™ for Cloud Database Management Systems

Gartner released the 2021 Magic Quadrant for Cloud Database Management Systems1, and Alibaba Cloud has been named as the LEADER for the second year in a row.


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Download this report to:

· Understand why Alibaba Cloud is positioned as a Leader based on their ability to execute and completeness of vision.

· Learn how to make the right choices in a complex DBMS market.

· View the strengths and cautions of each cloud database provider based on various criteria

This graphic was published by Gartner, Inc. as part of a larger research document and should be evaluated in the context of the entire document. The Gartner document is available upon request from Alibaba Cloud.


1 Gartner, Magic Quadrant for Cloud Database Management Systems, By Henry Cook, Merv Adrian, Rick Greenwald, Adam Ronthal, Philip Russom, 14 December 2021


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