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Google Cloud named a Leader in the Forrester Wave: Data Management for Analytics

February 13, 2020
Jordan Tigani

Director of Product Management, BigQuery

We’re pleased to announce that Forrester has named Google Cloud a Leader in its report, The Forrester Wave™: Data Management for Analytics (DMA) Q1, 2020. This is the first DMA Wave Forrester is publishing and it assesses Google Cloud’s broader data analytics portfolio, with BigQuery at the heart. 

In this report, Google Cloud received the highest score possible in the categories of: roadmap, performance, high availability, scalability, data ingestion, data storage, data security, and customer use cases. This evaluation validates for us Google Cloud's data analytics strategy, and we believe echoes the feedback we're hearing from customers who are now able to process huge amounts of data quickly and efficiently.

Providing simplicity and speed

We build our data analytics products to be easy to use, and tightly integrated with the rest of Google Cloud’s ecosystem. BigQuery is built for speed, letting you analyze gigabytes to petabytes of data using ANSI SQL with no operational overhead. BigQuery’s serverless model means that resource provisioning happens behind the scenes, so you can focus on analytics instead of managing infrastructure. Customers can now run analytics at scale with a 26% to 34% lower three-year TCO than cloud data warehouse alternatives.

S4 Agtech, which offers risk management solutions for agriculture companies, migrated to Google Cloud to save money and time, as well as, scale databases and machine learning models faster. The company uses BigQuery as its data warehouse, and has dramatically reduced storage and processing costs by 80%, while providing customers their analytics results 25% faster. S4 has also gained more time for innovation in helping its customers de-risk crop production, including updating and improving algorithms.

And our broader data analytics platform extends to streaming analytics, with options for both batch and streaming data. Customers can query data in real time  and know what is happening right now in order to drive fast and informed business decisions. 

Ensuring security and trust

With a secure, trusted data analytics platform, it becomes easier to let users access the data they need to run their businesses. BigQuery provides strong security and governance controls with Cloud Data Loss Prevention (DLP) and Cloud Identity and Access Management (IAM). Data is encrypted at rest and in transit by default ensuring that customer data is protected.

We are honored to be a leader in this Forrester Wave™, and look forward to continuing to innovate and partner with you on your digital transformation journey. 

Download the full Forrester Wave™: Data Management for Analytics Q1, 2020 report.

And check out how UPS uses our smart analytics platform. To learn more about BigQuery, visit our website, and get started immediately with the free BigQuery Sandbox.

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