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Microsoft enters 2017 with 45 offerings in Magic Quadrants

24 Jan 2017

In Q1 2017, as always, we reset this chart – no bold or italic for new entries. As of January 20, no new MQs had yet been published in 2017 featuring Microsoft, so the picture below lays out a new picture for the year ahead.

An addition or two late last year raise the total to 45 included products.

It’s been my privilege to watch Microsoft as Gartner’s Vendor Lead for 3 years, and I end the assignment with the new year. This will be my last post in this series; I hope you have found it as useful as I found it instructive to create.

Microsoft’s steady progress continues unabated into new categories and towards continuing improvement in its offerings.

Article by Merv Adrian 

an Analyst on the Data Management team following operational DBMS, Hadoop, Spark, NoSQL and adjacent technologies. Adrian also tracks the increasing impact of open source on data management software and monitors the changing requirements for data security in information platforms.

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