View from the CEO: EXASOL secures its best ever positioning on the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Data Warehouse and Data Management Solutions for Analytics

Gartner recently published the 2016 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Data Warehouse and Data Management Solutions for Analytics, and while the title of the annual report may be a mouthful, two things are clear: this is the fifth consecutive year EXASOL has been rated and 2016 sees the company secure its best ever positioning. And that makes us immensely proud.

When we were first included in the report back in 2012, it was a milestone for the company; our efforts in bringing to market the world’s highest performing in-memory analytic database were finally recognized by the analyst firm. Since then EXASOL has achieved consistent high growth; not only have we managed to build out our offering to include advanced analytics capabilities, we’ve managed to increase the business year-on-year and now serve over 100 customers across 16 countries around the world. Our ranking in terms of “completeness of vision” and “ability to execute” has improved significantly over the years, to the point where this year’s report sees our best positioning in the Magic Quadrant ever. In fact, it’s another milestone for the company as we continue on our journey to be the vendor that companies turn to when they need to analyze data at high speed and build out data-driven businesses.

We are of course aware that the weighting is also based on feedback from our customers, so I would like to extend a special Thank You to the great community of EXASOL users who offered their feedback to the analyst firm in their outreach. Indeed, we strive to put our customers are the heart of everything we do so that they benefit from an analytic database that helps them to protect their investment, allows them to build new services and also become innovators in their organizations.

However, while we are thrilled that EXASOL’s efforts continued to be viewed positively, this year’s ranking is one we must not take for granted. We know that we have to continue to develop great technology, work hard to increase market awareness and of course always serve our customers to the best of our abilities. That’s a promise we intend to keep.

So, why not get started today with EXASOL? Simply go to www.exasol.com/download-exasol and start using EXASOL today for free. You’ll soon see why EXASOL is deserving of its best ever rating by the analyst firm.

The Gartner Magic Quadrant for Data Warehouse and Data Management Solutions for Analytics, by Mark A. Beyer and Roxane Edjlali, published February 25, 2016, is available for purchase athttp://www.gartner.com/document/3225818

Aaron Auld is CEO of EXASOL, makers of a high performance in-memory database for BI, analytics and data warehousing. Follow Aaron on Twitter at @AaronAuldDE.

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