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Alibaba Cloud Included in Gartner Magic Quadrant for Data Management Solutions for Analytics

March 5, 2018

Alibaba Cloud, the cloud computing arm of Alibaba Group, was included by Gartner, the world's leading research and advisory company, in its newly released Magic Quadrant for Data Management Solutions for Analytics (Adam M. Ronthal et al. / Published Date: 13 February 2018). While the company has been acknowledged for its capabilities in other areas of the product portfolio, this is the first time that Alibaba Cloud has been positioned in the Quadrant for Data Management Solutions for Analytics. The inclusion demonstrates Gartner's recognition of Alibaba Cloud's strong performance in data management solutions in China, and its growing investment in new markets making it an emerging global player.

Alibaba Cloud offers an expanding range of services meeting the variety of needs from customers, such as ApsaraDB for RDS (relational database service) for MySQL, SQL Server and PostgreSQL; HybridDB for PostgreSQL, based on the open-source Greenplum Database; AnalyticDB for OLAP analysis; MaxCompute for large data warehouse implementations; and E-MapReduce for Hadoop. In addition, Apsara Stack Agility provides an on-premises private cloud implementation.

In June 2017, Alibaba Cloud was also included by Gartner in its Magic Quadrant for Cloud Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) Worldwide (Lydia Leong et al. / Published Date: 15 June 2017), moving straight into the Visionaries section. We believe this additional inclusion shows the international recognition for the range of services that the company is able to provide.

Alibaba Cloud also recently announced eight products ranging from big data and artificial intelligence (AI) to infrastructure, security and private cloud solutions at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona Spain. The array of products will meet the surging demand for powerful and reliable cloud computing services as well as advanced AI solutions among global enterprises to support them to capture opportunities in this digital transformation era. Please visit the product launch press release for more details.

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