Alibaba Cloud, the digital technology and intelligence backbone of Alibaba Group, has been named a Leader in the Gartner(R) Magic Quadrant(TM) for Cloud Database Management Systems (DBMS) for the third consecutive year in 2022, as well as a Challenger in its Magic Quadrant(TM) for Network Firewalls for the second consecutive year.
Alibaba Cloud believes the recognition shows its strengths in Cloud DBMS and Network Firewall offerings. The reports identified the most relevant providers in particular markets and evaluated their Completeness of Vision and Ability to Execute based on a variety of factors.
Delivering cloud database management systems
The diversity of Alibaba Cloud's DBMS provides versatile support that can handle operational, analytical, multimodal and real-time use cases. Alibaba Cloud's DBMS business has grown significantly on the back of these strengths, supported by success stories across a wide range of industries and organizations. Core database products such as the cloud-native relational database PolarDB also stood out for their ability to handle extremely high concurrency and elasticity scenarios, such as the world's biggest shopping festival 11.11.
"As the global demand for public and hybrid cloud solutions has grown, the need for reliable solutions to manage data has also increased. We're delighted to be recognized as a Leader by Gartner in Cloud Database Management Systems, and believe the inclusion reflects our commitment to innovating scalable and accessible solutions for our customers." said Selina Yuan, Vice President of Alibaba Group and President of International Business for Alibaba Cloud Intelligence. "We will continue to expand our partner ecosystem and look forward to further working with our global customers to meet their evolving cloud needs."
Alibaba Cloud provides a range of cloud database offerings, including PolarDB and PolarDB-X for operational use cases, and AnalyticDB and MaxCompute for analytical use cases. For non-relational and real-time use cases, Alibaba Cloud provides the multi-model database Lindorm and cloud-native in-memory database Tair.
Building network firewalls
The cloud service provider has a comprehensive security product portfolio, while the ability to centrally manage these products via the Alibaba Security Center has made network management and vendor consolidation easier.
"Network security has always been a priority for us, especially now as cyber threats have become increasingly sophisticated. Our continuous work in the area of Network Firewalls shows our commitment to helping clients to stay ahead of these threats and continue to use cloud solutions confidently," Yuan said.
Alibaba Cloud Firewall is one of the first Software-as-a-Service firewalls deployed on the public cloud. It can be activated without complex network configurations or installation, acting as an all-in-one solution capable of managing various security features. These include inbound and outbound traffic from IP addresses, access control between VPC networks and a visualization of traffic between security groups for customers to secure the traffic and meet compliance requirements.