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Google is named a leader in the 2019 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Data Management Solutions for Analytics

January 23, 2019
Sudhir Hasbe

Sr. Director of Product Management, Google Cloud

As organizations continue to produce vast quantities of data, they increasingly need platforms that allow them to analyze, store, and extract meaningful insights from that data. And research from analyst firms like Gartner offer an important way for organizations to evaluate and compare cloud data warehouse providers.

Today, Gartner named Google a Leader in the 2019 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Data Management Solutions for Analytics (DMSA) (report available here). This evaluation covers Google Cloud’s core data analytics offerings, including BigQuery, a serverless, managed data warehouse, Cloud Dataproc, a managed Spark and Hadoop service, and Cloud Dataflow, which enables you to stream and batch-process your data. Here are a few takeaways:

Simplicity and speed

BigQuery’s performance permits complex queries on large-scale data sets to return in seconds, and a substantial number of BigQuery customers maintain data warehouses that store more than 50 terabytes (and a few customers now use more than 100 petabytes). More than half of these customers are loading data either continuously or many times per day. These customers value the ability to extract, transform, load, and analyze their data on a serverless platform, all without maintaining any underlying infrastructure.

A versatile serverless data warehouse

One of BigQuery’s major advantages is its ability to allow customers to address a wide variety of use cases—from a traditional data warehouse to data science. Over the past year, we’ve worked hard to introduce new features in BigQuery like data types for financial and monetary uses, BigQuery GIS for geospatial data, and machine learning capabilities through BigQuery ML. BigQuery’s continuous ingest capabilities make it suitable for an operational—or a real-time—serverless data warehouse.

An expanding ecosystem

With overall increased market adoption, our analytics offerings continue to benefit from a fast-growing partner ecosystem of service providers, and business intelligence (BI) and data integration vendors. In particular, in 2018 we expanded our partnerships with established industry providers, including Confluent, Dell Boomi, Informatica, Looker, Reltio, Tableau, and ThoughtSpot.

More and more organizations are finding value in Google Cloud’s serverless data warehouse and analytics offerings. If you’d like to learn more, you can download a complimentary copy of the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Data Management Solutions for Analytics on our site (requires an email address).

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