About this Constellation ShortList™

While there is a lot of talk about the usage of public cloud, enterprise database loads have been sticky for on-premises deployments. With a major vendor announcing a key piece of ERP automation releasing on premises in 2023 (with support until at least 2030), crucial applications will run on premises for longer than expected. At the core of the critical systems are relational databases, which CxOs will now have to plan to run for at least another decade.

At the same time, solutions must run on a more global scale, and CxOs will try to consolidate similar or the same solutions across fewer database installs. Next-generation application needs are going to be addressed on premises for reasons including data residency, compliance and performance. This list aims to help CxOs choose the right resources for their needs.

Threshold Criteria

Constellation considers the following criteria for these solutions:

  • Over 12K production installations of critical applications
  • Customers in five or more continents
  • Vendor directly present with sales and service in five or more continents
  • Public cloud deployment option
  • At least three hardware partners
  • On-premises and public cloud-based deployments (by vendor and/or partner)

The Constellation ShortList™

Constellation evaluates over 15 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.

  • IBM Db2
  • Microsoft SQL Server
  • Oracle Database 12c
  • Teradata Vantage 

Frequency of Evaluation

Each Constellation ShortList evaluation will be updated every 180 days as needed. 

Evaluation Services

If you would like to put our extensive expertise in vendor selections and contact negotiations to work for you, please contact us at ShortList@constellationr.com

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