Alibaba Cloud Named a Visionary in Gartner Magic Quadrant for Operational Database Management Systems

November 8, 2018

Company named with extensive product portfolio, market presence and cloud potential

Hangzhou, China, November 8, 2018 – Alibaba Cloud, the cloud computing arm of Alibaba Group, has become the first ever Chinese company to be included in Gartner's Magic Quadrant for Operational Database Management Systems (OPDBMS). The world-leading research and advisory company recognized Alibaba Cloud as one of the Visionaries, placing it among the top global players in the market.

Alibaba Cloud was found to possess the most extensive portfolio of Database Management Systems (DBMS) services out of all the cloud service providers (CSPs). From this comprehensive portfolio, innovative solutions such as ApsaraDB, HybridDB and POLARDB provide Alibaba Cloud's clients with fast, secure, flexible and scalable database services that are fully compatible with MySQL, the world's most popular open source database.

"In the past few years, we have made great progress in expanding our services and international outreach, and we are honored to be the first Chinese company to be listed as a Visionary in Magic Quadrant for OPDBMS. We aim to provide a full range of innovative DBMS solutions to our customers, constantly evolving our technologies to help them upgrade their capabilities and to facilitate their digital transformation,” said Jiang Jiangwei, General Manager of Alibaba Cloud Technology R&D.

A combination of the wide variety of choice in Alibaba Cloud's DBMS solutions and its status as the largest cloud provider in China has contributed to creating strong further growth potential. Analysis in the report found that the DBMS market is growing due to the adoption of cloud technology. This has in turn led Alibaba Cloud to become the second fastest-growing vendor among the top 15 in the DBMS market, with 88% growth propelling it to 12th place in 2017 from 20th place in 2016.

Alibaba Cloud has also been listed in the Magic Quadrant for Cloud Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) by Gartner. As the company continues to gain recognition for its rapidly growing global network, international reach and cloud capabilities, in June this year, Alibaba ranked as one of the top three cloud services providers globally in Gartner, Market Share Analysis: IaaS and IUS, WW.

As of today, Alibaba Cloud has 52 availability zones in 19 regions around the world.

About Alibaba Cloud

Established in 2009, Alibaba Cloud (, the cloud computing arm of Alibaba Group, is among the world's top three IaaS providers according to Gartner, and the largest provider of public cloud services in China, according to IDC. Alibaba Cloud provides a comprehensive suite of cloud computing services to businesses worldwide, including merchants doing business on Alibaba Group marketplaces, start-ups, corporations and government organizations. Alibaba Cloud is the official Cloud Services Partner of the International Olympic Committee.

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