About This Constellation ShortList™

This Constellation ShortList presents Constellation’s pick of transactional relational database management systems (RDBMSs) that are available both as software and as database-as-a-service (DBaaS) offerings across multiple public clouds. This combination provides the best advantages of cloud computing while avoiding lock-in and fostering hybrid deployment and cloud portability. This ShortList has been revised to focus on “Transactional Relational Database Management Systems.” A separate new “Hybrid-Cloud and Multicloud Analytical Relational Database Management Systems” ShortList has been added in Q1 2021. Teradata has been moved to this Analytical RDBMS ShortList.

Threshold Criteria

Constellation considers the following criteria for these solutions:

  • Available as software for on-premises or hybrid-cloud deployment
  • Available as a cloud service on multiple major public clouds
  • Cloud services supported by the cloud provider or RDBMS software provider
  • Database software provider supports its own cloud service, offering service guarantees and a single source for support

The Constellation ShortList™

Constellation evaluates more than 20 solutions categorized in this market. This Constellation ShortList is determined by client inquiries, partner conversations, customer references, vendor selection projects, market share and internal research.

  • MariaDB
  • Microsoft SQL Server
  • MySQL
  • Oracle Database
  • PostgreSQL

Frequency of Evaluation

Each Constellation ShortList will be updated once per year. There could be an update after six months, should the analyst deem it necessary.

Evaluation Services

Constellation clients may work with the analyst and research team to conduct a more thorough discussion of this Constellation ShortList. Constellation can also provide guidance in vendor selection and contract negotiation.

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