Clustrix Recognized in Gartner Magic Quadrant for Operational Database Management Systems

Evaluation based on Completeness of Vision and Ability to Execute

San Francisco, Calif. – Nov 2, 2016 – Clustrix (, provider of the first scale-out database designed for the elastic scaling requirements of high-transaction, high-value workloads of today’s Web applications, was recently included in Gartner’s October 2016 Magic Quadrant for Operational Database Management Systems. Clustrix has shown consistent upward movement the past three consecutive years, when Gartner first recognized the company in this quadrant.

“We believe Clustrix’s recent Magic Quadrant positioning and our sustained upward trajectory reflects our continued commitment to improving on the performance, scalability, flexibility, integrity and security that our customers require,” said Mike Azevedo, CEO, Clustrix. “The market demands placed on database infrastructure are incredibly dynamic, and we are constantly iterating our solution to remain ahead of the curve.”

Pushing the boundaries of RDBMS

Gartner defines the operational database management system (DBMS) market as “relational and non-relational database management products suitable for a broad range of enterprise-level transactional applications, and DBMS products supporting interactions and observations as alternative types of transactions.”

While Clustrix is defined as an RDBMS, it distinctly differs from its market counterparts in its ability to “scale out” in a manner similar to web applications, by simply adding server nodes. This gives the ability to scale to virtually any workload size without sacrificing performance, the benefits of which were highlighted by Infoworld’s Martin Heller, who cited ClustrixDB’s operational database management system’s outperformance of AWS Aurora for low-latency, high-transaction-rate scenarios (see “ClustrixDB Scales Out–Way Out”).

The latest release announced last month – ClustrixDB 8.0 – expands capabilities into realms that may not have been previously thought of as RDBMS territory, such as IoT applications which require both fast processing speeds and massive scalability, alongside equally important data integrity considerations. The new version helps customers meet the challenge of explosive growth in transactional workloads with new features that improve performance, ease-of-use, and security:

  • In-memory processing for a 3x performance boost
  • Full containerization, making it easy to install and orchestrate ongoing maintenance, whether in the cloud or data center
  • Heightened security with AES 256-bit encryption performance optimized to meet big data scalability requirements in distributed computing architectures

Clustrix powers some of the most dynamic global companies, including: TWOO, Europe’s largest dating site and Rakuten, Japan’s largest e-commerce site.


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