Gartner Names Splice Machine a 2014 “Cool Vendor”

April 23, 2014

Transactional RDBMS on Hadoop gains recognition for innovation in Gartner DBMS 2014 report

San Francisco, CA – April 23, 2014 – Splice Machine, provider of the only Hadoop RDBMS (relational database management system), today announced it has been named one of four “Cool Vendors” in the Cool Vendors in DBMS 2014 report by Gartner, the world’s leading information technology research and advisory company.

Each year, Gartner identifies new “Cool Vendors” in key technology areas and publishes a series of research reports highlighting these pioneering vendors and their products and services. Gartner’s DBMS 2014 report – written by Nick Heudecker, Research Director, and Merv Adrian, Research Vice President – introduces information technology managers to companies innovating in the DBMS space. Splice Machine was included, along with Neo Technology, Sqrrl, and Tokutek.

The Splice Machine Hadoop RDBMS enables companies to replace traditional RDBMSs that are becoming costly or difficult to scale. It is a full-featured, transactional SQL database on Hadoop that provides the horizontal scalability of Hadoop and NoSQL offerings, but with the functionality and capabilities of a general purpose RDBMS.

“Given all the innovation in the DBMS landscape, we are honored to be selected as a Gartner “Cool Vendor,” said Monte Zweben, co-founder and CEO, Splice Machine. “Our charter customers and limited release users have seen great results to date using Splice Machine, and with our public beta launch approaching, we expect to see more and more customer successes.”

Splice Machine’s product is currently available as a limited release, with a public beta offering coming in Q2 2014.

About Splice Machine

Splice Machine, the only Hadoop RDBMS, is designed to scale real-time applications using commodity hardware without application rewrites. Splice Machine replaces traditional RDBMSs, such as Oracle®, MySQL™, IBM DB2® and Microsoft SQL Server®, that are experiencing scaling or cost issues. As a full-featured SQL-on-Hadoop RDBMS with ACID transactions, Splice Machine helps customers power real-time applications and operational analytics, especially as they approach Big Data scale.


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