Gartner: 75% of databases to be cloud-hosted by 2022

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Report evaluates sixteen major Cloud Database Management Systems vendors.

Gartner this week released its 2020 Magic Quadrant for Cloud DBMS Report. In this report, Gartner has evaluated the cloud database market and key vendors, merging its previous two database reports, the DMSA (Data Management Solutions for Analytics) and OPDBMS (Operational DBMS) Magic Quadrant reports.

The new report focuses on the future of data management in the cloud, providing a single report that evaluated the key vendors in the industry. Gartner is the leading analyst firm for the industry and this report is a must-read for anyone comparing cloud databases.

Major take-aways

Gartner’s report makes an assertion that by 2022 “75 per cent of all databases will be deployed or migrated to a cloud platform.”

The five analysts who co-authored the report expect that by 2023 cloud database management systems (DBMS) revenue will account for 50 per cent of the total market revenue.

In addition they expect that as the trend toward the cloud grows, the number of vendors will decrease. They also anticipate growth in multicloud, which they say will increase complexity for those charged with integrating and managing these deployments.

16 vendors placed in quadrants

Sixteen vendors qualified for the analyst house’s Magic Quadrant, with half of them in the sought-after top right corner, indicating both completeness of vision and ability to execute, at least according to Gartner’s definitions and judgement.

AWS is missing the boat when it comes to multicloud, according to the Gartner analysts. “AWS, being the market leader, tends to think of its own cloud as the most important. AWS’s support for a world in which most organizations will have data on multiple clouds lags behind that of some other hyperscale providers and most independent service providers,” said the report.

By contrast, the analysts praised Google for its multicloud efforts. For example, Anthos runs on-premises and on AWS as well as Google Cloud Platform (GCP).

IBM also secured a top-right spot, and Microsoft placed second with its Azure platform. The analysts also placed Oracle in the top right quadrant. However, they noted that running Oracle “incurs a double licence penalty when run on other clouds” and that “Oracle Database is not certified to run on all CSP infrastructure.”