About this Constellation ShortList™

Although there is a lot of talk about the use of public cloud, enter- prise 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 installations. Next-generation application needs will 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.

With AI being omnipresent in 2023, vendors in this Constellation ShortList had to react as well, practically almost all have offered vector DB support to their offerings. CxOs should look out in 2024 at mre AI induced capabilities will be offered by these vendors.

Threshold Criteria

Constellation considers the following criteria for these solutions:

  • Over 25K 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
  • On-premises and public cloud-based deployments (by vendor and/or partner)
  • New AI triggered capabilities

The Constellation ShortList™

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

  • IBM DB2

Frequency of Evaluation

Each Constellation ShortList is updated at least once per year. Updates may occur after six months if deemed necessary.

Evaluation Services

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

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