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Gartner names Google Cloud a Leader in Operational Database Management Systems

December 3, 2019
Penny Avril

Director of Product Management, Databases

We’re pleased to announce that Gartner has named Google Cloud a Leader in its 2019 Magic Quadrant report for Operational Database Management Systems (OPDBMS). This news reflects what we hear from our customers: that Google Cloud databases are flexible, open, and easy to use. These include our fully compatible managed services for popular database engines like MySQL, PostgreSQL, SQL Server and Redis, and scalable cloud-native relational and non-relational databases like Cloud Spanner, Cloud Bigtable, and Cloud Firestore, plus fully managed partner services like MongoDB Atlas, Elastic, and Redis Enterprise. You can also run proprietary database workloads on Google Compute Engine or via our Bare Metal Solution.

Enterprises databases in production
We’ve heard great stories from our customers about their use of Google Cloud databases to run their businesses with ease and flexibility. Our database products meet varying needs for scalability and power.

Gaming company Bandai Namco Entertainment needed fast scalability, a global network, and real-time analytics to serve users its Dragon Ball Legends game. They were initially considering sharded MySQL to handle the scale, but opted for Cloud Spanner. Because it’s strongly consistent, fully managed, and scales seamlessly, Cloud Spanner supported the game’s rollout and allowed millions of worldwide players to compete without downtime. 

And media leader The New York Times found our Cloud Firestore database service as they built a truly real-time collaboration tool that lets multiple writers and editors make changes in docs at the same time, keeping track of what’s newest. Cloud Firestore is designed for just this type of task, since it supports offline and real-time sync. 

E-commerce brand analytics and protection company 3PM Solutions empowers global brands to manage, protect, and grow revenue by using Google Cloud Platform services such as Cloud Bigtable. Using Google Cloud, they’ve been able to analyze 160 million customer reviews of more than 2 million sellers in less than four hours. 

Leanplum built its cloud-native marketing platform on Google Cloud to help marketers personalize and orchestrate cross-channel customer engagement campaigns at scale. "We were looking for cost-effective cloud services that can reduce engineers’ overhead associated with managing infrastructure," says Athena Koutsonikolos, Leanplum's VP of marketing. "Using fully managed services like Cloud SQL, developers can now focus on building what matters to our customers."

Learn more about Google Cloud’s databases, check out customer stories, and read the latest Gartner report here.  

Gartner 2019 Magic Quadrant for Operational Database Management Systems - November 25, 2019, Merv Adrian, Donald Feinberg, Henry Cook. 

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