Sybase IQ - 'Challenger' in 2008 Gartner Data Warehouse DBMS Magic Quadrant

Sybase IQ moved to a stronger position in Gartner's 2008 Magic Quadrant for Data Warehouse DBMS (released on 23 December 2008). Gartner moved Sybase IQ from the Visionary Quadrant to the Challenger Quadrant, where it hovers on the edge of the Leader Quadrant.

According to Gartner, Sybase proved its ability to execute and grow revenue in the marketplace by demonstrating Sybase IQ's ability to solve analytics challenges across key market segments.
These analytics segments include: Reporting Services (Analytics Data Marts); Advanced Analytics (such as risk analysis, fraud detection, predictive analysis); Data Aggregators (organisations which collect, enrich, and sell data); and Real-Time Analytics (RAP - The Trading Edition).

Says Estelle de Beer, practice manager at Sybase SA's B.I.Practice: "We are very pleased that Gartner has acknowledged our ability to execute in this key market segment. The report endorses Sybase as a major player in the 'analytics' server market and positions us as compelling alternative to traditional OLTPs and specialised DW solutions.

"Our winning strategy and high quality product range has resulted in excellent revenue growth worldwide, including South Africa. We look forward to growing our market share and continuously strengthening our product range in the years to come."