November 11, 2014
FairCom makes its debut in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Operational Database Management Systems
FairCom wxcited to share this milestone with its customers & technology community
Note: c-treeACE became FairCom DB in November 2020.
COLUMBIA, Mo. — FairCom, a worldwide leader in high-performance, engineering-level database technology, today announced it has been positioned by Gartner, Inc. in the Magic Quadrant for Operational Database Management Systems (DBMS)1. The report evaluated 25 vendors for inclusion in the Quadrant.
The annual Gartner Magic Quadrant report evaluates vendors within the market, offering in-depth analyses of strengths and cautions for each. According to Gartner, “The operational DBMS market continues to grow, with innovative products and features being delivered by both new and traditional vendors2.”
Although this is its first appearance in the Quadrant, FairCom is one of these traditional vendors. “As the most mature NoSQL DBMSs on the market, we have a long history of stability and innovation,” said Randal Hoff, VP of Engineering Services, FairCom. “We consider our positioning in the Operational DBMS Quadrant a reflection of our ability to provide the highest customer support, professional services and performance to our customers. We look forward to continuing our growth as a company and further enhancing our market position in the future.”
Franco Violi, CTO at Lapam Federimpresa, was not surprised by the news. “I see FairCom’s inclusion in the Quadrant to be a reflection of what we at my company have known for years. For more than 10 years we have relied on FairCom because of its strong technology and performance, as well as the exceptional customer service to match.”
The Magic Quadrant report also predicts that, “By 2017 all leading operational DBMSs will offer multiple data models, relational and NoSQL, in a single platform3.” Continuously delivering power to developers, already today FairCom’s customers do not have to make the choice between NoSQL and SQL. c‑treeACE is a fully ACID, key-value store with both NoSQL interfaces and SQL, supporting transactions with an embedded or stand-alone engine. Cross-platform support (Unix/Linux/OS X/Windows), scalability and strong HA stand out among its capabilities.
According to Chris Hellewell VP of Product Development at Spillman Technologies, “The performance and reliability of the FairCom database were key factors in the decision to use it in our software solutions. Many applications in the public safety market, including computer-aided dispatch for emergency communications centers, require quick performance for real-time operations. With FairCom, we are able to meet these expectations while passing along the benefits of a zero-maintenance database to our customers.”
For more details on the 2014 Magic Quadrant for Operational Database Management Systems, see magic.
For more than 30 years, FairCom has built high-performance, engineering-level database technology that empowers developers to meet their specific data management requirements. With low licensing costs, minimal hardware requirements, and little-to-no DBA overhead, FairCom delivers one of the database industry’s lowest total costs of ownership (TCO). Its flagship product, c‑treeACE, provides the most robust solution for NoSQL and SQL, allowing developers to enjoy the optimal mix of each technology’s unique performance and ease of data sharing benefits. Thousands of ISVs and 43 percent of the Fortune 100 have selected c‑treeACE to power their applications, including Federal Express, Microsoft, NASA and Visa. FairCom is headquartered in Columbia, Mo., with offices in Europe and South America. For more information, visit www.faircom.com.
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1, 2, 3 Gartner “Magic Quadrant for Operational Database Management Systems” Donald Feinberg, Merv Adrian and Nick Heudecker, October 16, 2014.